Working with wood, I believe each board has a story to tell. With every piece I make, I try to bring out that story while recapturing old methods for making the furniture.
Not only does the wood have a story to tell, so does my process. If you want “flaw”-less pieces of furniture, I suggest you check out Ikea/Target/Wal-Mart. If you want furniture in your home that begs to be used and will withstand decades of use, that’s where my work comes in.
Even if I make the same design twice, they won’t be identical pieces. If you want that, mass-produced garbage can be found for peanuts elsewhere. Modern furniture manufacturing uses machines to replace craftsmanship. There’s a place for that in the world, not everything made 200 years ago was a masterpiece (otherwise, only the rich would have had furniture).
There’s still a lot I have to learn and skills I have to develop, but I follow in the footsteps of giants. Thousands of years of honing joinery, lumber, tools and methods come together again with a modern take.
I don’t strive to recreate old pieces of furniture. Modern demands are different than they were 150+ years ago. What I strive for is to recreate the love for each piece, the skill it took to take rough lumber and make beautiful, functional and strong furniture is what I recreate.
So if you want furniture that you can pass down to your kids and grandkids, look around here and send me a line. Heck, even if you can’t afford heirloom quality pieces, we can discuss other ways to fill your need that reduces cost but still provides long-lasting, beautiful furniture for your home.
In addition to being a furniture maker, I also can do a wide-range of carpentry/handyman jobs in the Waukee, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, Des Moines area, such as:
- Flat-pack furniture assembly
- Drywall repair
- Replacing/updating electrical fixtures
- Lawn maintenance/lawn mowing/lawn care
- Tile floor repair and installation
- Ceiling fan replacement and installation
- Plumbing repairs
- Deck installation, repair, staining, sealing, treating
- Door installation
- Garbage disposal maintenance/repair/installation
- Finishing basements
- Weatherproofing of windows and doors
- Sump pump replacement/inspection
- Pre-Sale Home Inspection