Matt Palmer is the shop Foreman at Custom Edge Finishing.
Matt grew up in Calgary, where he spent a large portion of his childhood building skateboard ramps and rails with close friends which would eventually spark an interest in construction, woodworking specifically. After high school, Matt attended the University of Calgary to study Geography. While in University, Matt spent his summers framing homes, landscaping and general contracting.
Upon completion of his University degree, Matt traveled through Asia and Australia. When he returned home, he realized that woodworking was not a hobby but a passion. He then enrolled in the Cabinetmakers Red Seal course at SAIT. Matt met Ryan shortly after completing his Red Seal and has been with Custom Edge since (over 7 years).
The dynamic challenges associated with designing, generating cutlists, building and installing woodworking is what keeps Matt interested in his work, along with the tremendous feeling of satisfaction walking into completed homes and seeing all that blood, sweat and hard work reflected in beautiful kitchens, bars, offices and other woodwork.
When he is not making sawdust, Matt enjoys playing hockey, mountain biking, hiking, camping and trying to keep up with his two sons.