I love working with wood, and one of my favorite things is building just the right thing for a client's home. Be it a tiny turned box or a three-hundred pound door, I continually strive to make the best work I can. Surfaces are handplaned, joinery is time-tested. My goal as a furnituremaker is to build solid, beautiful, functional pieces that will look and feel great for generations. To make quiet friends for people's homes.
With proper care, a handmade piece of furniture can and should last hundreds of years. If you would like to know more about some of the work that goes into a piece, please have a look at the Shop Notes section of this site.
One of the questions I receive most often is "Can you use a cheaper wood?" The short answer is yes, I could...but I would rather not. The reason for this is that most of the cost of a piece is in the labor, not the materials. In other words, for the most part the difference between using an inexpensive wood and something more "exotic" will have a relatively small impact on the final price of a piece. Therefore, what I tell clients is to pick the wood that they want. Find something that speaks to them. Maybe it's the brilliance of rosewood, or the classic look of cherry, or just the comfortable warmth of ash; the choice of wood is as much a personal choice as the clothes you wear.
If you are interested in purchasing any of the work you have seen on this site, or if you have a specific project in mind, please feel free to email or call me. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.