Most of my work is inspired by Shaker, Mission and Arts and Crafts furniture, believing that simple, functional furniture crafted with quality materials, integrity and pride will yield a timeless piece that will be passed down from generation to generation. All pieces are made of solid hardwoods with cherry, walnut and figured maples being the woods of choice. I take great pride in the selection of the wood and the time-consuming placement and matching of the grains and color. This cumbersome task of hand selecting often allows me to use boards from the same tree to complete a piece. Traditional joinery is a major component... mortise & tenon, dovetails, sliding dovetails... joinery that hasn't changed since the 18th century. No two pieces are alike. While the dimensions may be identical, the characteristics of the wood are clearly distinguishable to the eye making each piece a one-of-a-kind work of art. This sort of identity is what sets my custom built furniture apart from all others.