Bill Jordan is a box maker from western Pennsylvania. His first involvement in woodworking was as a child in his father’s converted cellar workshop. Later in life, Bill engaged in woodworking out of necessity and eventually for relaxation, building bentwood boxes in both the Shaker and Colonial style. He participates at selected craft shows in his area but his main reasons for box making are for enjoyment and to have gifts to give. Bill also designs and builds boxes to meet the specific needs or desires of people who order them. Box making served as a stepping stone to boatbuilding for Bill. Having completed his own canoe and paddles, he is currently building a Joel White–designed Haven 12 ½ daysailer. Bill is retired from a successful teaching, coaching, and athletic administrative career. He and his wife Judy are do-it-yourselfers living on a piece of rural property that, over the past 25 years, they have transformed from a hayfield into a picturesque homestead. Bill and his family enjoy boating at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park, Deep Creek Lake in Maryland, and the Three Rivers and Point area of Pittsburgh.