I have been making custom furniture here in Tahoe for 20 years, and still I haven't made the same thing twice. If you see something you like chances are I will talk you out of that exact design and proceed to make you something unique.
Making all sorts of different objects is what makes this occupation interesting. Lamps, tables, beds, chairs or door knockers are some of the possibilities that I will design and build. These photos represent just some of the varied projects that I have built over the past years.
I discourage clients from having built-in furniture made, as they may move in the future and then who gets my piece? Free standing pieces can be taken with you or given to your children someday. I guarantee my work for life, either yours or mine.
I use time honored construction techniques that will keep the furniture together as long as possible.
Mortise and tenons, dovetails, pegged and wedged joints are what have worked for hundreds of years, so there is no need to reinvent the wheel. These things take time to construct but when it is all over you know, and I know, that it will have been worth it. You just get this good feeling when you live amongst quality objects. Granted they are just inanimate things but they are things with some meaning, some sentimentality, some history, some honor.
My goal in life: "Make nice things for nice people."
Barclay Moore 2006
To be more accurate measure less. Use marked sticks to transfer sizes rather than a tape measure. Marking gauges, depth gauges and story sticks are other ways to eliminate measuring.
Saw Blade End Table in Claro Walnut
Saw Blade Table Details
Cherry grandfather clock
Clock face with copper details
Writing Desk in cherry, steel, granite and copper
7.5feet dia. Cherry, stone, iron, copper Dining Table
White Oak and Granite Dining Table
Carved claw foot with brass claws
Saw Blade Table/Cabinet in Walnut
Saw Table details
Sideboard, cherry and iron
Sideboard detail of drawer
Fumed white oak Sideboard with copper.
Detail of oak buffet.
Copper drawer pull on buffet.
Oak Dining Chair with leather.
Claro Walnut/iron dining table 48 x 96-126"
Walnut table base detail
White oak copper ginkgo dining table 36 x 58"
Oak table ginkgo detail
Oak table base detail
Oak and copper ginkgo dining chair, leather seat, set of 4
Cherry end tables with copper
Cherry sofa table , folded
Sofa table opened
Cherry wine server with marble top, copper and stained glass
Inlaid stone top
Pool table lamp, copper and glass
A white oak table, fumed and stained, copper details.
white oak and copper coffee table
drawer pull detail
Cherry/copper/leather kitchen chair, set of 8.
This desk lamp is made of mahogany and has milk glass inserts.
A cherry coffee table with copper details
A bar stool in red oak.
This is called "Just -a- Drawer"
5ft dia cherry and iron dining table
Hand wrought iron feet
J's cherry and wrought iron wall mirror
Cherry Rocking chair.
Maple wall unit with leaded glass door.
These maple beds were made for the Wattel Estate at Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe
A kitchen step stool made of cherry and named the 'Mim Stool'.
This oval maple stand has gold leaf edges and a birdseye maple top.
A cherry jewelry box with a quilted maple lid panel
Cherry folding step stool
Quarter sawn white oak and copper wall mirror
Cherry entry hall table
Cherry mail sorting table
One of a pair of bedside lamps that is part of a bedroom set in cherry.
A Shaker style small cherry dining table.
A through wedged mortise and tenon on the above table.
Cherry end table with book port
End table with doors open
Walnut Sideboard Stone top, copper details
Stone top detail with copper
A curly maple and copper spoon.
Hand made copper door pulls.
A cherry and copper entry hall bench.
The Lane's master bed of cherry with night stands attached, (nice bedroom)
This desk chair is of honduran mahogany.
Cherry coffee table, stone, copper, steel.
Stone in top of coffee table
Foot detail cherry coffee table with iron and stone
Entry bench with storage, maple and iron
Bench with top opened
A cherry and river rock floor lamp with antique shade.
White oak and copper floor lamp, one of a pair.
Adjustable height and angle of shade.
Mahogany table with copper and granite.
Mahogany sideboard with copper pulls.
Cherry, Copper and Iron Reading Lamp
Copper Shade Lamp Detail
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