Building exceptional furniture often demands that a piece is designed and built specifically for a client's home. Each custom piece is carefully designed to ensure a perfect fit in the home and a personal bespoke touch.
Select custom pieces which I have handmade for clients. These pieces were made while working at ShackletonThomas Furniture in Bridgewater, Vermont.
A collection of pieces which I have designed for clients, and worked closely with master furniture makers to produce. Designed at ShackletonThomas.
It is a special opportunity to craft a piece for a specific home which will last for generations.
Design was my first passion and background. Developing and refining the composition and form of a piece for each client is critical and too often shortcut. Through sketching, drafting, and modeling, each design is carefully refined.
REFINEMENT & VISUALIZATION
Beyond a drafted drawing, it's critical to refine and visualize the design. Each client is brought closely into the process through advanced visual design tools to understand their commission.
selecting the best material
Making finely crafted furniture starts with expert selection and understanding of wood. Each board is carefully selected for dryness, grain pattern, character, color, and stability. This requires working with quality sawyers and kiln masters regionally.
Vital to the substance and creativity of the studio is the exploration of new ideas and techniques. From this practice, new furniture pieces and sculptures emerge. Below is a selection of recent works.