Fine furniture work demands solid construction and joinery combined with knowledge of the design "language" of particular styles. I have worked across a range of furniture from stools and chairs to entire kitchen suites. I like the exposed joinery of Arts and Crafts, the refined look of Greene and Greene, and the sleek lines of Mid-Century.
Walnut and maple. The side sections include hanging stemware storage. The center section folds down to offer a serving tray. The splayed legs include brass pins to secure and accent the joinery.
Morris chair and ottoman
This is the classic Stickley Morris design #369 slant-arm with matching ottoman. The back features steam bent slats and a 4-position manual recliner. The legs are quadrilinear boxed to show the quartersawn figure on all sides.
Coffee table, English Arts and Crafts
This oak coffee table is inspired by the Barnsley "hay-rake" design. Made from reclaimed white oak salvaged from shipping pallets. It includes a center drawer with a hand-forged iron drawer pull.
Quartersawn white oak, corbels, through tenons. Unlike many mission-style rockers however this design has a seat that tapers from front to back for a greater sense of "settling in" when you sit.
Bungalow-style kitchen suite
An entire kitchen suite including custom cherry cabinetry, a built-in china cabinet/buffet, a large island, a breakfast nook with a quartersawn white oak trestle table.
Breakfast nook and Trestle Table
Bungalow style nook built into an old pantry space. The trestle table is made from white oak, custom fit to the space. The benches have hinged seats for storage space below.
Massive oak columns and corbels with a frame-and-panel frieze.
This is a restoration of an antique barn find. Restoration involved adding the slat ends, cross brace, and inlay accents. The top was replaced with a new quartersawn oak panel and the entire piece refinished in a light oak finish.
A variety of jewelry boxes, recipe boxes, keepsake holders.
Classic Appalachian design. Hedge legs are wedge tenoned into a beautiful slab of catalpa. This one is a "memory" bench with date and place woodburned into the endgrain.
Log cross-sections evenly sliced and sanded. This one is branded with the date and wedding monogram. Each is finished with at least four coats of food-safe beeswax and can be used for a cheese plate or cutting board.
Crafted as a groom's cake stand, this cake/dessert display combines a large black locust center section with floating osage orange accent plates.
Rustic lodge-style bedframe
This queen-size bedframe is constructed from oak and hickory character pieces. A combination of round tenon and bolted joints makes a solid structure.
Wedding Cake Platter
Classic marquetry design using a Claddaugh. Mahogany, maple, and walnut.
Recipe box lid
Sand-shaded, with wood-burned motto "To cook is to love." Walnut, maple, and mahogany.