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About Caprock Design

Blake Cannon - Designer, draftsman and cabinetmaker

the lighthouse at palo duro canyon, drafting, design, cabinetry

The Lighthouse, Palo Duro Canyon

Blake Cannon, draftsman, designer, cabinet maker, mill worker

Blake Cannon

Why "Caprock"? Caprock is a geological term for a layer of erosion resistant rock that in time may become the top layer of a canyon landscape. As such, it is a good metaphor for a quality product of lasting value. More personally, it is the name of a canyon system in the Texas Panhandle that enchanted me in my younger years, and excites me to this day when I go there. It has a spare, serene beauty that I hope to evoke with my design work, and a timelessness that great landscapes and great craft have in common.

I began work in the building trades during my college years in Austin, Texas in the mid-1970's. I moved to northern California after graduating from the University of Texas and found work as a carpenter, specializing in trimwork for homes and remodels. Within a few years I entered business for myself, designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry.

In 1994, I moved to Boulder, Colorado and began to work in larger shops. The mechanization and computerization of these shops provided new perspectives on work methods along with the challenges of large-scale projects. I gained invaluable experience engineering, milling, benching, and installing millwork for the corporate and public sectors and high-end private residences.

In 2002, I went back to small-shop work, designing and building distinctive furniture and residential cabinetry. Moreover, I expanded my skill set to include CAD drafting, applying the knowledge I have gained over my career to millwork engineering and creating clear and user-friendly shop drawings for the woodwork industry.

Contact Information: Caprock Design | Phone 303.868.2322