I am a craftsman devoted to recreating fine, handmade furniture that is authentically built, from the inside out, to match originals from the 18th and 19th centuries. Carrying on the tradition of fine American craftsmanship, I take pride in the design, construction, and finishing of each piece and strive to support sustainable practices. The Craftsman movement of the mid 19th century advocated a return to Honest Craftsmanship, a use of natural products and pure design. One of its founders, William Morris, believed that if furniture was handmade and a craftsman enjoyed working with his hands, then the finished piece would be a quality piece. Morris believed that, like a piece of fine art, quality furniture enriched your life and added to the happiness of your home. In this day of mass produced, cheap imports, I believe this philosophy is still relevant.
My Furniture Is
Each piece is made individually and by hand. I am not a production shop.
Clients participate in the process, so each piece is unique and personal.
Each piece is constructed in my Sewickley, Pennsylvania shop.
I use sustainably harvested lumber and environmentally-friendly finishes. Waste is reused, recycled, or composted and my shop is energy efficient.
I use period construction techniques and materials, finished pieces reflect human—not machine—construction.
Large Bible Box
This large walnut Bible box features line and berry inlay in maple, cherry, white oak, ink-dyed cherry, and sulfur;… Read More
This Bible or document box features curly maple panels bordered by cherry. The line and berry inlay on the panels… Read More
Magohany Basin Stand
This mahogany basin stand features a marble top and a sliding front tambour of contrasting woods that opens to reveal… Read More
Meet the Furniture Maker
I have a degree in history and have trained as a furniture maker. My father and grandfather were also trained as furniture makers. I worked at Old Economy, a local historical site, in the cabinet shop under the direction of the cabinetmaker. I am a member of SAPFM, Society of American Period Furniture Makers. I have done living history demonstrations and am a member of The Brigade of the American Revolution.