Mr. Bob Wood: Cabinet-Maker Turned Locksmith, Carpenter

By Ben Hulsey ’22

Bob Wood, who has worked at Woodberry for 25 years, came to the school as a cabinet maker and expanded to lock-making and carpentry. He had heard about Woodberry through friends and his co-workers in the carpentry field. Mr. Wood saw Woodberry as a beautiful place even before he got the job. Currently, he is responsible for ensuring that the function of the doors, hardware, and mechanisms are in order. His favorite part about working at Woodberry is the “wonderful group of people.” Mr. Wood says he has a certain responsibility to the campus, as he has maintained and worked on all of the houses and dorms here.

“It will be hard to leave one day. You touch everywhere, and it just becomes a part of you,” he said.

Mr. Wood’s favorite hobbies include camping, fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his wife. One of his more unique talents, though, is his Virginia certification in sign language interpretation. Mr. Wood is a very friendly man and is always ready for a joke or two. He has a cheerful disposition that can brighten a day. 

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