Evert Sodergren, a fourth-generation cabinetmaker, is one of the Northwest's foremost designer craftsmen. He learned from his Swedish father and has been refining his skill for over 55 years. Evert's furniture pieces are works of art combining traditional and contemporary design and construction methods. In addition, he has made an almost endless variety of items, often combining other materials with wood, such as his own handmade metal hardware.
He takes particular pride in running a job shop; one that is able to solve any problem that a customer brings to him. Many Seattle families dine daily at the tables Evert made for them or their relatives many years ago. From 1958 to 1973 Evert taught furniture-making at the University of Washington, and his work has won many awards both locally and nationally. Purchase the documentary on Evert Sodergren as part of the Living Treasures Project.