Mack Headley, Jr., master cabinetmaker at the Anthony Hay Cabinet Shop at Colonial Williamsburg, officially retired as of today. It’s certainly not the end of woodwork and opportunities for him. But it is the end of an era for us here at the shop, and a new beginning as well.
Mack has ended his 31 years at CW in rousing fashion: the completion of most of the woodwork for the first of the Mount Vernon candle stands. A few details will be finished by the staff and the second stand will closely follow Mack’s research and practice.
As Mack said today to us all at the shop, “It’s been quite a ride, guys.” Indeed. So much work. And the standards set for us now and for the future. Memorable.
Join us in wishing Mack the best as he continues his life and work and new possibilities. We will continue to carry his name as Master Cabinetmaker, Emeritus, on the staff profiles here on our blog.
Best to him… and to you all.
The Hay Shop.