Masters of Their Craft

September 1993
Maybe you've been watching "This Old House" for years. And maybe you own the entire TimeLife Home Improvement Series. But sooner or later there will come a time when your home-improvement abilities and your imagination part company.

That's when it's time for the 10 craftsmen proviled on these pages. Far more than your run-of-the-mill faux artists, iron workers, upholsterers, or furniture makers, these are skilled artisans capable of turning plain aluminum into rich oak, installing a one-of-a kind marble floor, embellishing a wall with unique ornamental details, or creating a room where the walls recede into the horizon.

Our list comes from personal experience and extensive interviews with homeoners as well as Denver's leadinng decorators and architects. We don't mean to suggest that these are the absolute 10 best craftsmen Denver has to offer. We're fortunate that the city has a strong pool of talent. Still, these 10 demonstrate the deadication, meticulous execution and, yes, passion that's required to elevate them above the crowd.