Rex was trained at the Wendell Castle School in Scottsville, New York earning a Furniture Design and Construction degree. Wendell Castle is often credited for being the father of the furniture art movement and is a leading figure in American craft.
Rex continued honing his craft when relocating to California working in a custom cabinet shop under Boris Wolfe and later in a custom furniture shop under Stuart Welch. He was responsible for creating the plans for designs and overseeing the production process.
Rex opened his own workshop in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1986. He works with designers, architects and individuals creating custom furniture and architectural elements for homes, offices and businesses. He continues to receive many regional and national awards for his craftsmanship and designs.
Prior to Woodworking
Rex received his BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama. He was commissioned into the United States Army, distinguishing himself as an Airborne Ranger. Upon discharge, Rex worked at Corning Glass Works in New York.