Personal Furniture

/Personal Furniture

Items that a person interacts with such as chairs, benches, stools etc.

Queen Anne Table and Chairs


This set was built as a chess and gaming table. I used local black walnut for the rich dark colour and strong grain. The top is inlaid with a board made of maple and rosewood for the play surface. Notice the graceful cabriole legs on each piece changing curves for their scale with turned [...]

Music Stand


This music stand is made of walnut and uses the familiar Shaker form with French dovetail leg joints. A hollow column with an split top ring allows the desk surface to adjust for height. It also can tilt for easy reading while standing.  

Cherry Writing Desk


This piece is made of three frame and panel cherry cases.    The top has brass inlays on the corners and high quality brass hardware is used for bails.  The finish is made from many thin coats of tung oil.  In short the highest quality throughout.   The figured cherry drawer fronts have cock beaded [...]

Mahogany Dovetail Chest


The design of this chest is from Germanic Canadian tradition. The upper chest sides are from a single 13″ plank. The top is from a 23″ wide plank, hand planed and fitted to allow slight irregularities. The double bottom is aromatic cedar. Through exposed dovetails on all three sections are done by hand and eye. [...]

Bath Server


This case work is designed as a bath server for linens. It is a rustic interpretation of Louis XV design elements carefully proportioned and carved in Butternut. Surfaces are worked with edge tools by hand then ribbed with earth pigments in oil. The lower apron's shape repeats in the middle panel and upper gallery in [...]

Document Boxes


These dovetailed cases and drawers were made of Burma teak salvaged from the deck of the “Empress of Ireland” at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River. They were made to hold the effects of a great Grandfather who drowned with many others in a shipwreck early in the 20th century. [...]

Mahogany Blanket Box


  A carved top panel includes the initials of owner. It has a carved Rosewood inlay. This box has traditional eleven panel mortise and tenon construction with aromatic cedar floor and heavy bronze hinges. The bracket foot is country Chippendale style.

Os de Mouton Chairs


These chairs are made in the 17th century French Os de Mouton ("bones of lamb") style . This refers to the leg-like shape repeated on many elements of the chairs. They are made of sculpted pieces of hard maple and joined with mortice and tenon joints. They are ebonized with aniline dyes and then [...]

Cherry Chairs


This chair was designed with a family heirloom chair in mind. It uses round mortise, tenons & pre-shrunk spindles for tight joints. The seat is woven of natural leather. The crest rail is from a single board sawed & glued twice to form a curve.