Room to Dream

What I love most about woodworking is meeting and speaking with other woodworkers.  And, yes, I invariably find that woodworkers are a generous bunch of folks.

One of the first professional woodworkers I had the pleasure of meeting – and interviewing – is Gail O’Rourke of Plymouth, Massachusetts.   She is now a project manager with Chestnut Bay Cabinets, and they are working with a charity known as Room to Dream Foundation. When she told me about an upcoming build, I wanted to share it with you.  Remember, Gail, I want to see pictures when you build the furniture and when it’s installed, alright?

The Room to Dream Foundation Partners with Hutker Architects to Renovate Space for Falmouth Child

The Room to Dream Foundation – dedicated to creating living spaces that give children and adolescent’s room to dream of a healthier future – has teamed up with Hutker Architects to help a family with a chronically ill daughter in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Designers Abby Bart and Courtney Fadness of Hutker Architects met with the family and designed a space to meet her medical needs as well as provide expertise, design creativity and volunteers to make it all happen. Working with Room to Dream they evaluated the space and set to work to design a space suitable for a teenage girl. The project is set to be completed the first weekend in October.

“Hutker Architects has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team to help re-create Tyla’s ‘Room to Dream’,” notes Mark Hutker, president of Hutker Architects. “We are looking forward to installation day and hope she loves it! We have been very encouraged about the forthcoming support from our friends and colleagues here in Falmouth for Tyla’s room.”

Additional help for this project comes from the generosity of the following sponsors: Chestnut Bay Cabinets, Steven J. Bishopric Construction, Sea Crest Beach Resort, Ideal Flooring, Crane Appliance, Sherman Williams, Tony DaCruz Painting, Patton Electric, KAM Appliance, Maxwell’s Clothing, and Headlines.

The Room to Dream Foundation is a Boston-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create healing environments for children who are facing chronic illnesses. As they recuperate and recover, the hope is that their renovated spaces will improve their quality of life, promote strength, imagination, self-worth, and aid in their recovery processes. The foundation typically undertakes 6 to 8 projects a year relying entirely on donations and volunteer work.

To learn more about The Room to Dream Foundation, call 617-332-3066 or visit the foundation’s website ,

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