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Farmhouse Coffee Table. Mid-stained Quartered White Oak.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Versatile And Timeless - A Coffee Table For Any Setting

Cherry, Oak, Maple, Walnut or sustainably harvested Sapele? Slatted shelf or open? Square or rectangle? Solid wood top or beveled glass insert? The Chalford Farmhouse Coffee Table is a timeless design that will adapt to your dimensions, room layout and personal vision.

This coffee table can be made in so many different configurations that it would sit beautifully in any setting - from a modern high rise penthouse in Manhattan to a country cottage in the Rocky Mountains. Give me a call and we can design the exact table to fit your space. And it would make a beautiful present for your beloved or the newlyweds!

John makes each piece of custom furniture to order for you and your loved ones.

Detail of Oak table showing Wenge tenon pegs.
Cherry version. Square with Beveled Glass Top. Wenge tenon pegs.
Fountain Brook dining set. Glass, Mahogany, Quilted Makore
Friday, May 31, 2019

A Touch Of Glass

Glass can add a stunning new element to a tried and tested design. Over the years, I have made the Fountain Brook Dining Table in a variety of different wood combinations, but the thick, curved and beveled glass top is a first - we love it! Sleek, modern and stunning, the design will work in a contemporary setting or a more traditional home interior. This handmade dining table has a Mahogany base with gracefully curved Quilted Makore stretchers and end slats and, with the glass top, you can appreciate them, even while sitting at the table.

If you want to make a statement with your dining room furniture, give me a call and let's talk about the possibilities.

Glass Topped Mahogany Fountainbrook Table with Quilted Makore Stretchers
Cherry and Bubinga Fountainbrook Table
Desk Boosters
Monday, April 8, 2019

Desk Boosters Take Off To Their Final Destination

This was a first! I was contacted by a science fiction author, Craig Alanson, of the best selling Expeditionary Force series (for all you sci-fi junkies out there) to make him 2 desk "boosters". We decided on mini versions of my Pickwell Dining table that he will place on top of his desks, enabling him to write while standing. When not in use, they can double as benches or occasional tables.

He ordered two, so he could have one in each of his houses. I used woods that would mirror his surroundings - temperate, local Walnut and Curly Maple for his Vermont home, and tropical Sapele and Wenge for his Florida home. I enjoy unique projects like this one, so let's talk about your furniture needs and how to fulfill them.

Close Up Of The Curly Maple Detail
The Desk Boosters Big Sister - Pickwell Dining Table
Sapele and Maple poker board with leather playing surface.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A Poker Player's Dream Board

"The board looks FANTASTIC," says Rodrigo in Florida, as he gets ready for poker night with his friends. The board's outer ring is made from Sapele with half-round chip slots cut around the circumference. The slots are stopped with contrasting Maple plugs. The playing surface is a beautiful turquoise leather.

It's great fun breaking out of my usual handmade furniture routine to make something totally different. This project would not have been possible without the help of from my friends at Stark Mountain Woodwork. Is there a unique project you have been dreaming about? Together, let's make that dream a reality!

Rodrigo prepares the board for its debut.
Sapele, Maple and leather playing surface.