Cannon Hill Woodworking is comprised of a small team of highly talented woodworkers, designers, and builders. While growing steadily, we continue to maintain high levels of attention to detail in every project, and unmatched service with every client. 

Zack using sawSam using table sawGroup photo with live edge slab

Our Team

Zachary Hardoon

ZackZack grew up in Back Bay and Brookline. He attended the Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury and the University of Pennsylvania. After college, he spent two years as an elementary school teacher in both Boston and San Francisco before becoming a professional carpenter. He got his start with Robertson Design Build, now Shake Architecture and Construction, in high-end residential remodel and new construction projects in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He took a break in 2016 to hike the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He then lived in Burlington, Vermont where he built a commercial barn for Geobarns on Lake Champlain. Prior to founding Cannon Hill, Zack spent years building tables and chairs in the Boston area. He is also a licensed General Contractor in the state of Massachusetts, but he never uses that license as he is too busy make furniture and being in the workshop with his talented team. With Sam and Ross, and the Cannon Hill team, he has built and delivered over 250 unique custom tables.

Sam O’Leary

SamA graduate of Arlington High School, Sam completed his degree in Industrial Design at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has always had a passion for making furniture and tinkering with machines and wood. Early in high school, he built his own shop in his parents' home in Arlington and started to produce his own projects.  After being inspired by some of the best furniture design in the world while studying abroad in Germany, Sam worked full time in a furniture shop in Boston as part of his Wentworth co-op experience. At Cannon Hill, Sam is Head of Design and the Shop Manager. He does beautiful hand drawings of furniture and computer spec renderings for clients, and has created many complex and unique pieces for his clients. 

Ross Ratner

RossRoss grew up in Southern Massachusetts in a family that was always working on cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. It was his high school’s wood shop class that showed him how his dexterity and attention to detail could translate to making furniture. He attended Framingham State University, and after taking some time off to travel abroad, he found a job in carpentry with Precision Construction building houses on Cape Cod. However, he eventually found that large-scale construction lacked the fine detail he enjoyed most about wood working. He enjoys combining his interests in artistry and woodworking at Cannon Hill. Ross has created many beautiful live edge tables for his clients at Cannon Hill. He builds incredible custom table bases, and you're likely to meet him while delivering your table as well, since he is very strong. 


MooseMoose is the Golden-Doodle of Cannon Hill Woodworking. Moose specializes in sleeping (despite loud noises) and being adorable. He loves running around at the park, chewing sticks, and eating cheese.  He occasionally sneaks into the photos on our Instagram account.