Our designs are rooted in function and the natural beauty of wood. From a rough-sawn board of black cherry we create a chair frame, joined by the ancient tradition of pinned mortise and tenon. Its polished grain patterns tell a century-long story, the connection of a tree to its environment, while its clean lines are distinctly contemporary. Our designs incorporate elements of Mission and Shaker furniture as well as the furniture of the American and English Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century. To this we add our own mix of rural Maine, where life feels essential and uncluttered; family, fresh eggs, changing seasons, strawberry-rhubarb pie in the spring, where renewal and permanence go hand in hand. Each stretcher, drawer-pull, inlay, taper, dovetail, is an integral part of a uniquely simple and coherent whole.
We work closely with our customers on special orders, first establishing specific needs (wood, size, price, use, etc.), next, sketches of potential designs, with continuous customer feedback via email or phone until the ideal design is reached.