Robert Pettit


Raised upstate in Albany and St. Lawrence County, NY, Robert Pettit has a BFA from Tufts University and studied art and woodworking at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston from 2002-2007.

He joined Beagle & Potts woodworking in 2008 and became the owner of the business in 2011. Robert and his small team of dedicated woodworkers are committed to respecting and surpassing their clients' needs, by delivering beautiful, functional, one-of-a-kind projects for their homes.

He lives with his wife, Sasha, and their daughter, Sophie, in Brooklyn, NY. 

Robert was featured as an authority on New York Magazine’s Ultimate Home Grow feature on the Strategist. As well as Gangly, and The Brooklyn Paper.

Leaf & Wood would not be possible without the following people:

My wife, Sasha, and daughter, Sophie.

Annie Choi, for her advice
Richard Haining, my friend and fellow woodworker
Carrie Jones, for her help with the words
Philip Pascuzzo at Pepco Studio, graphic design
Marcy Pesner, for teaching me how to be a professional and so much more
William O. Pettit III , my father
Helen Stackhouse, for building this web site
Paul Takeuchi, photography
Tamer & Tamer, for providing a beautiful place to work, and sharing their skills.

A portion of each Leaf & Wood sale goes to The Fortune Society.

Founded in 1967, The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration. The Fortune Society works directly with our New York City community.