Clocks & Fine Furniture

I own a small one man woodshop where I specialize in making reproduction New England clocks and furniture. The time period which I especially like is from the mid 1700's to the mid 1800's.
I use traditional joinery techniques, often using tools similar to those found in woodshops two hundred years ago. Many of my tools are antiques. For my finishes I use shellac, buying the flakes and mixing them myself. I even use the same glues whenever possible.

I hold a masters degree in furniture from the Rhode Island School of Design, after which I apprenticed with Tage Frid, my Instructor... (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.