Furniture

Seen here is a sampling of a few pieces that I have built. If there is a piece you would like to have reproduced, please contact me and we can discuss what you are looking for.


Quality reproduction furniture requires careful consideration of proportions, construction techniques, and wood and hardware selection. This at times requires drawing full size plans of the piece to be built to work out many of the intricate details involved.

Unless otherwise specified, only solid wood is used throughout, including drawer bottoms and case backs. Time is spent carefully matching wood for grain and color to give a uniform appearance to the overall look of the final piece. Traditional joinery, proven to hold up well for over 200 years, is used, including mortise and tenon and dovetails. Dovetails are hand cut, and surfaces hand planed and scraped for a hand worked surface, often without the need for sanding.  Depending on the desired effect, some pieces can be built entirely by hand using 18th century tools and practices, including mouldings and carvings.  in fact, I have made over two dozen moulding planes to be able to recreate period mouldings.  Hardware used is usually from Ball and Ball, makers of solid brass reproduction hardware.

Because wood is a natural material that will expand and contract with changes in humidity, every effort is made to accommodate this movement in the design and construction process. This is one area that can deviate from original construction practices. Finishes, usually shellac, are applied by brush or padding, and rubbed out to produce a smooth surface. Wax is applied to drawer parts for smooth operation.

The end result of this process is a piece of furniture with a harmonious appearance that is built to last for generations.