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Faber Dewar  

Carpenter on TLC's "Trading Spaces"

Scottish born and English raised I was from the very beginnings a woodworker. Ask any family member where I was as a child and they would answer," in the garage with a hammer, some wood and nails".

When we were in Scotland doing a special "trading Castles" , a castle owner told me that my name" Faber', translated from Latin, meant "Someone who made things with their hands". I lived for 40 years before finding that out.!

I moved to Hawaii to go to college as I became very determined to become a marine biologist. My goals being, to develop open ocean fish farming techniques to help feed 3rd world nations. My time in Hawaii was magical and I was influenced profoundly by the people and the lifestyle.

I returned to London in 1986 and worked on restoring and selling Victorian and Georgian properties,and grew to appreciate the woodworking craft from these times. Affairs of the heart brought me out to Los Angeles where I met and partnered with my friend and mentor, Stephen Ritson.

Together we opened Alderley Edge, a custom furniture business selling Japanese inspired furniture as well as an eclectic mix of mirrors made from reclaimed materials. It was during this time at the showroom in Venice California that I was approached to be a carpenter on the Hit TV show Trading Spaces.

To date I am the longest serving carpenter on the show which will be going into it's 9th season soon.I have had the pleasure during my 5 years of travelling all over America and meeting the most incredibly wonderful people whom I will never forget and I am sure will never forget me and the time we shared. My life is blessed and my cup overflows.I have a beautiful wife and son and I pinch myself every morning to make sure I am not dreaming.

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