Walnut Bench

Book Stool

Walnut Bookshelf

I specialize in custom-made and commissioned, hand-crafted furniture for consumers and commercial customers.

I design and make every piece of furniture. Most pieces are made-to-order. I do not stock inventory.

I have made sideboards, built-ins, focal points, large bookshelves, entertainment centers, dinning sets, coffee tables, benches, chairs and other furniture.

I use traditional, tried and true construction techniques such as mortise and tenon and dovetail joinery. These joints have been used for thousands of years and they work. I specialize in solid wood construction.

From time to time and depending upon my work load, I can help you with historical trim restoration, whether your home is historical or not. I also take on a very limited amount of furniture repair, but sparingly. 

What I Don’t Do

I do not do any of the following:

  • General remodeling or tilework
  • Carpentry (as opposed to woodworking)
  • Cabinet refinishing, but I can refer you
  • Upholstery (I am looking for an upholstery partner)
  • Wood-floor finishing
  • Reproductions from photos

My Expectations

My ideal client is someone who can provide basic directions on style and function and then gives me the freedom to design within those constraints.

A simple sketch or picture or even just a description of the design you have in mind is usually all that is needed to work from.

I prefer some design direction because without constraints, we’ll waste a lot of time and your money while I guess what you want.

I like working with interior designers. 

What You Can Expect

Expect the entire process from initial conversation to finished piece to take 4 to 6 months, depending upon scale of your project. Typically, with my work-already-in-progress, it may take a month or two before I can start your project.

Shipping costs are not included in the fee; they are extra.

Refinishing projects are typically never below $500.

Smaller furniture prices start around $400, at the very least.

Commercial Work

I am open to commercial work, and have worked with hotels, restaurants and funeral homes.

I can handle small-scale production runs of 10 to 50 pieces, maximum.

Your budget sets the quality level.

Fine Points or Brass Tacks

I typically charge 50 to 60 percent upfront to begin your project.

The remaining payment is due some 6 to 8 weeks later, paid at completion.

Ready to add an heirloom quality, custom piece of wood furniture to your home?

Email or call me so we can chat about your hand-crafted furniture needs.