Johan Schmidt, who was born in Rhede, West Germany, comes from three generations of woodworkers. His grandfather owned a small furniture factory in East Germany on the Baltic Sea. His father, Johannes A. Schmidt, was formally trained in a German guild and later owned his own home building company after the family moved to the United States.
Schmidt grew up working on building projects with his father. At age 20 he began his own business building homes and specializing in millwork and staircase installations. His background and expertise fit perfectly in his latest venture, Windsor chair making and custom furniture designs. Johan studied chair making with Mike Dunbar at The Windsor Institute in Hampton, New Hampshire, and with Troy Beall of the Annapolis School of Woodwork.
We've mailed the
October 2018 issue of Early American Life to all of our current subscribers. The postal service advises you should allow up to three weeks for delivery,
so subscribers should have their copies of our new October issue by the end of August.
All new web subscriptions will start with the Christmas 2018 issue. Call us at 440-543-8566 if you have other subscription requirements.
Early American Homes
For Sale in Pennsylvania
A perfect mix of Colonial Pennsylvania architecture and 21st-Century design. Admire the historic colors, wide-plank original floors and deep windowsills. This picturesque 26-acre estate also includes an in-ground pool, country goods store, tenant/guest house, and barn.. $995,000.