About

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:

  1. Flat-pack furniture assembly
  2. Painting
  3. Drywall repair
  4. Replacing/updating electrical fixtures
  5. Lawn maintenance/lawn mowing/lawn care
  6. Tile floor repair and installation
  7. Ceiling fan replacement and installation
  8. Plumbing repairs
  9. Deck installation, repair, staining, sealing, treating
  10. Door installation
  11. Garbage disposal maintenance/repair/installation
  12. Finishing basements
  13. Weatherproofing of windows and doors
  14. Sump pump replacement/inspection
  15. Pre-Sale Home Inspection