Tansu, chests, tables and chairs

I make furniture, including tansu, chests, tables and chairs. I try to integrate design elements such as function, proportion, balance and simplicity. I work mostly in cherry, mahogany and walnut. I apply a simple, durable finish and use no color.

During many years of living in Japan, I developed an appreciation for Japanese woodworking with its emphasis on wood selection, joinery and hand work.

Got an idea?

Make a sketch and e-mail it.

I’ll take your ideas, make some preliminary drawings and send them back to you.

It’s a good way to start the design - build process and it doesn’t cost... (more)


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.


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.


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


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.