Fine, hand-crafted furniture

My construction methods are a blend of old and new. I do not shy away from power tools, but at the same time prefer to use hand tools wherever possible. For example, when making mortise and tenon joints, I make the mortises using a 1 hp mortising machine and rough out tenons on my table saw. The mortising machine cuts extremely accurate and precise mortises much more quickly than is possible by hand. The table saw removes bulk material quickly, but is too rough for final finish work. So, I cut the tenons oversize and... (more)

Ideation

Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.

Drafting

A drafting specialist will create a blueprint of your idea using computer aided design (CAD) software. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.

Materials

Material suppliers will provide you with the raw materials and components of your end product.

Sample-Making

Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.