We specialize in creating fine custom furniture built exquisitely to our clients specifications, restoration using unparalleled skill and care to bring your treasured pieces back to life, and working with designers and artists to fulfill their unique visions.
Great furniture starts from great stock. Each piece of hardwood lumber is hand picked one at a time for quality, figure, durability, and strength in function. Local Pennsylvania lumber yards provide rich hardwoods used to create our furniture; and help ensure that —with the proper care— each piece will last a lifetime in your home. Wood selection is a fundamental time honored tradition and skill that is passed down during the training of a fine furniture craftsman. Seasoned furniture builders learn how to identify and choose the best individual boards out of thousands to produce stunning results.
Private instruction is available for those individuals who want to accelerate their learning. Class topics are usually project based, contact the shop for pricing. (Project ideas below.)
Adventures in Slöyd Woodworking 2020.
2020 has been filled with a multitude of challenges for all of us! In an effort to push forward and adapt with these difficult times, I decided to blow off steam and expand my skillsets by learning traditional Scandinavian slöyd woodworking and carving techniques. These time honored carving techniques allow woodworkers to step outside of …
Finishing with Shellac:
Shellac is a great tool for finishers and restorers alike because it has a myriad number of uses for furniture. This short blog will aim to quickly familiarize you with its applications in a professional restoration shop setting. That being said, this is merely an academic summation, and I would strongly recommend you go out, …
I recommend the following books to my students as required reading. The authors who wrote them put an incredible amount of hard work and information into them. They also happen to be interesting reads. Woodworking: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Joinery, Gary Rogowski The Art of Japanese Joinery, Kiyosi Seike Chairmaker’s Notebook, Peter Galbert The …