About

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. 

Our team specializes in custom tables and chairs, but we are skilled at building most anything. Our experience ranges from furniture and industrial design/build, to residential remodel and new construction carpentry. We are equipped to take on everything from a small bedside table to a commercial bar.
 

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.
 

Sam O’Leary

 
SamA graduate of Arlington High School, Sam completed his degree at Wentworth Institute of Technology for Industrial Design. 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 parent’s 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 process. 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 a family that was always working on cars, motorcycles, and bicycles in southern Massachusetts. During the summer months in high school he would work part time roofing and replacing shingles. 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 in 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 table for his clients at Cannon Hill. 

Conor Walsh

 
ConorConor Walsh grew up in West Roxbury. He has been volunteering with Cannon Hill Woodworking as an apprentice carpenter. He volunteers his time on a part time basis in exchange for learning the trade. He has been integral to the growth of the company, stepping in when needed from the very first week the company went into business. He and Zack have been friends for over 20 years.


Moose

 
MooseMoose is the Golden-Doodle of Cannon Hill Woodworking, and has spent his entire young life as a shop dog. Moose specializes in sleeping (despite loud noises) and being adorable. He loves running around at the park, chewing sticks, and eating cheese.