Scottish born and English raised I was from the very beginings a woodworker. Ask any family member where I was as a child and they would answer," in the garage with a hammer, some wood and nails". When we were in Scottland doing a special "trading Castles" , a castle owner told me that my name" Faber', translated from Latin, meant "Someone who made things with thier hands". I lived for 40 years before finding that out.! I moved to Hawaii to go to college as I became very determined to become a marine biologist. My goals being, to develop open ocean fish farming techniques to help feed 3rd world nations. My time in Hawaii was magical and I was influenced profoundly by the people and the lifestyle. I returned to London in 1986 and worked on restoring and selling victorian and Georgian properties,and grew to appreciate the woodworking craft from these times. Affairs of the heart brought me out to Los Angeles where I met and partnered with my friend and mentor, Stephen Ritson. Together we opened Alderley Edge, a custom furniture buisness selling japanese inspired furniture as well as an ecclectic mix of mirrors made from reclaimed materials. It was during this time at the showroom in Venice California that I was approached to be a carpenter on the Hit tv show Trading Spaces.