ONE OF A KIND FURNITURE
Design. Build. Enjoy.
Handbuilt furniture that is designed for your home or office. Each piece I design and build is created based on my architectural training and created with modern techniques. Each piece is truly one-of-a-kind. I don’t just see this as a project, but as a passion, and am grateful for every day to be able to create custom works of useable art from my customers’ ideas.Interested in custom designed furniture? Let's discuss your ideas.
Everything I build is made with the finest craftsmanship and skilled efficiency. Below you’ll find some examples of items that are ready-made in our shop. Keep in mind that every item you see below can be custom-made to your request. And no matter what you order, you’ll receive an item of the highest quality that is made to last.
The lightweight Ruby Red legs and structure support the Quilted Maple seat and back on this slender counter stool. The stool back is supported by ribs from the central back spine leg providing visual interest to the prominent back of the stool. Floating tendons are used for all joints, creating an incredibly strong frame which supports the large triangular seat. The seat and back are lathe turned which give them the subtle curves needed for sitting comfort. Lathe turning also adds gently varying thickness and visual interest to the sides of the top and back.
Quilted Maple seat and back, painted Ash legs
26 1/2” seat height, 34 1/2”t x 17”w x 18”d
DOUGLAS FIR COAT TREE
The Douglas Fir Coat Tree pays homage to the forests of the great Pacific Northwest. Constructed from native Douglas Fir, the bent laminations of vertical grain wood represent the soaring trunks and branches of the virgin forest. The trunks of the trees unconnected but the branches somehow interwoven. This stand alone piece welcomes guests and visitors with outstretched arms, just asking to be used. Umbrellas can be set in the center of the tree as they dry.
Vertical Grain Douglas Fir
73”t x 34”d x 23”w
MADRONE' DINING TABLE
The Madrone' slab table expresses a direct connection between the interior Dining space and the exterior native Northwest forest. The shape was inspired by the hanging light fixture above. If you don't like your peas, you can just brush them to the floor through the space between the slabs.
Live edge Madrone' slabs with rolled steel base.
128"l x 37"w x 29"t
ADJUSTABLE BACK CHAIR & OTTOMAN
Madrone’ is the featured wood used in the Adjustable Back Chair and Ottoman. Madrone’ is a Pacific Northwest native tree. These chairs feature it’s beautiful tan/ red color and some grey and white spalting. Because of the difficulties encountered working Madrone’ it is rarely used as a furniture wood. This chair is extremely comfortable due to the chair design and the lumbar shaped slat frame hidden behind the fully upholstered back. Design inspired by Tom Dolese, Terra Firma Design. This chair can be made with or without the ottoman in the wood and upholstery of your choice.
Pacific Madrone’ with Wool Upholstery
15”seat height x 20”w x 46”t, 14.5” ottoman height
WAVE COFFEE TABLE
The Wave Coffee Table features a Figured Maple top with coloration resembling a wave in the water. The Sepele wood base legs pierce through the surface of the water as a log in the river or stream creating a harmonious blend of the two woods. This table caries a light weight presence perfect for smaller spaces while filling the need for table-top storage.
Quilted Maple top and Sepele frame
14.5” table height 15”t x 20”w x 46”l
GRANDKID SAFE STOOLS
The Grandkid Safe Stools are designed and built for rough treatment. Climb on them, push them around, they will last a lifetime. Custom made and finished so that each child can choose their favorite color for the base, making it “their chair”. All joints on the Ash frame have deep floating mortise and tendon joints for strength, while the lathe turned seat is formed for comfort and practicality. The seat height on this stool is designed for kitchen counter height but can be made to other heights.
Quilted Maple top painted Ash frame
26” seat height 10.5”w x 18”d
HIGH HEELS SIDE TABLE
The High Heels side table is designed to resemble the elegant appearance of a slender woman in high heels. The red dyed legs forming the heel of the shoes and the triangular top representing interaction with other people. The figured maple top is designed in a triangular form which has no apparent beginning or end and a side profile showing various thickness representing vocal variety. The diminutive size of the High Heels side table allows it to be used in many cozy settings.
Quilted Maple top and Red dyed Ash frame
16.5” table height 17.5”t x 17.5”w x 17.5”d
ARI SIDE TABLE
The Ari Side Table features a Quilted Maple triangular top pierced by curved Sapele legs. The diminutive presence of this side table was conceived as a light and simple side table to sit next to your favorite chair or sofa, occupying very little visual space.
Quilted Maple top, Sapele frame
16 1/2” table height 17 1/2”t x 17 1/2”w x 17 1/2”d
OTTO WOOD STOOL
The Otto Wood Stool is designed to represent a strong and simple presence. The quilted maple seat is turned on the lathe to create a comfortable upright seating position. Sapele lets are also turned on the lathe to create the rounded outside corner and a strong and sturdy base. e right Furniture Maker by your side, you could have the stunning and artfully designed Bedroom Sets of your dreams. Make a custom request today, and inquire about other custom-made products available for immediate purchase.
Quilted Maple seat, Sapele frame
25” seat height 11”w x 18”d
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Like many, I returned to woodworking after retirement. Always working with my hands as a youngster, I loved to spend time in my Dad’s shop ‘making and fixing things’. My professional ambitions lead me to Architecture and a partnership in a 30 person firm where I retired at a young age in order to live and enjoy life with my family. My wife Jann and I designed and built our home on Harstine Island in the Puget Sound and then we turned our attention to ‘designing and making things’.
‘Designing and making things’ meant furniture at first, and this is when I began taking woodworking classes at Port Townsend School of Woodworking. Quickly I discovered that I had no patience for furniture making. It was taking me much too long to see the results of my work. So I focused on woodturning, which, in only three hours I could see if what I’d turned was worth keeping. It was seven years of woodturning before I returned, with much more patience, to furniture making.
My current work is all furniture pieces of my design. I find that the rewards of developing a new design are well worth the time needed for trial and experimentation and reworking until the design is both functional and esthetically pleasing. Designing and building furniture is a satisfaction that I treasure, and it is my hope that others will find enjoyment and satisfaction in the function and style of my work.