August 25 – 28, 2020

Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA| USA


Leland Thomasset
Owner: Taghkanic Woodworking

Leland started his professional career in 1989 when he went to worked for Bedford Woodworks. Leland worked for five years at Bedford and then went to college and studied cabinet and furniture design at the Wendell Castle School in Scottsville NY. Leland graduated in 1985 and worked for Bedford Woodworks until 1989. During this period Leland worked on several private commissions and did one and two person shows at Ten Arrow Street Gallery in Cambridge MA and at the Fendrick Gallery in Washington DC. This along with other shows produced enough work that Leland started his own cabinet business.

In June of 1989 Leland started his business Fine Line Design where he produced both custom cabinetry and custom furniture for the residential markets in the NY metro area. He moved from his garage in the following spring to a 4000 sf shop.  In May of 2008 Leland joined the Cabinet Makers Association where he has been an active member on both the forum and with the speaker’s bureau. He also has served as a CMA Board of Directors member since 2014, and is currently the Vice President.  Leland has been a speaker AWFS and IWF, talking about automation for the small cabinet shop, CNC for custom furniture makers and diversification strategies for cabinet shops. Leland has hosted several CMA events which included day long seminars in CNC automation, outsourcing, and CAD/CAM software use.

In Oct. of 2004 Leland partnered with M. Benko Construction and formed Taghkanic Woodworking LLC. Leland’s clientele has diversified to include both residential and commercial clients as well as customers that he provides CNC outsourcing to.

Leland and his wife Gina have two children in college. Leland spends time in the garden, playing a bad golf game (just learning) but having fun and camping on his property on a lake upstate NY.