About Us

Arcadian Spaces is a special collaboration between master carpenter John Cadorette and accomplished artist Joseph Daily. Together, we create beautiful, solid, and stately structures, thoughtfully integrated into the land on which you live.

We’re based in Vestal, NY, but we are able & willing to tackle long-distance projects. Just give us a call, and we can work out something appropriate for whatever you have in mind.

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Our Story

Back in 2009, John was commissioned to design and build a pagoda with dragon’s heads carved into the rafter beams. At the time, Joseph was living and painting on the Cadorettes’ property, and John asked if he could help out with a design for the dragons. With that, a beautiful partnership was born.

Joseph drew up a dragon’s head onto a plywood template, John carved out the beams with his arsenal of tools, and the two friends built the pagoda together. The finished structure was so visually compelling that Joseph even chose it as the subject for one of his paintings:

Our Team

John Cadorette

John has been building things ever since the age of five, when his first tool was a Barlow pocket knife. In the course of his fascinating journey, John grew up in a log cabin (which he helped build) in Northern Vermont, worked for a year in a boatyard, and spent five years in Europe working amongst various old-world craftsmen & artists. For the past 19 years, he has owned and operated his own contracting business here in the Greater Binghamton area in NY state. A woodworker at heart, John is skilled in all aspects of construction, and he lends a simple, elegant solidity to every project he undertakes.

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Joseph Daily

Joseph Daily

The son of two illustrators, Joseph has been making pictures for as long as he can remember. He completed his first commissioned portrait while still in college and has worked professionally as a portrait painter & fine artist ever since … until teaming up with John, who Joseph is now happy to call his friend, neighbor, framer, and part-time employer. Joseph also designed and developed the website you are reading now. He never refers to himself in the third person.

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