Early American Reproductions - Commissioned Pieces

High style Queen Anne and Chippendale antiques, with their elegant shapes and ornate carving, are among the finest furniture examples available and captivate both collector and cabinet maker alike. Joel Ficke is a cabinet maker, instructor and eternal student of these examples. His work, which uses authentic materials, finishes and construction techniques, can be found in the gallery.

Individual instruction and several on-line classes are available and detailed under courses. Useful references to books, museums, instructors and supplies are listed in the links section. Contact Joel should you have any questions about existing pieces, future commissions, or instruction.

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.

Production

These factories will mass produce your designs.