Furniture MousePlane

Furniture design, . . . functional art

My explorations in wood grew from an interest to create and build by hand. Each piece begins with pencil sketches working through proportions and joinery details to absorb the natural seasonal movements of wood. Initially grounded in the spare elegance of Shaker influences, my work has evolved to reflect the warmth, humor and surprise of life’s journey. The challenge lies in integrating expressive forms with the structural integrity of traditional hand-worked joinery. The mating of complementary grain textures of tropical and domestic hardwoods provides counterpoint to details of artistry and hand rubbed natural finishes, . . . Made by hand.

Mirror-Mirror, in the hall
Mirrored console table, 48" x 10" x 79"
Paduak, Tiger-Teak, Curly Maple

Mirror-Mirror in the Hall

Coffee table, 29" x 54" x 16 1/2"
Brazilian Cherry, glass span protecting sand from Isla Mujeres and rocks collected from Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Belize & China.


Dove Tabled
Coffee table, 20" x 50" x 18"
Wenge, Brazilian Cherry, Birdseye Maple & Rosewood,


Measured Maple
Matched sofa consoles, 66" x 10" x 27 1/2"
Thru-mortised Rock Maple, Cherry measured-span detailing,

Measured Maple

Box of Two
11" x 7 1/2" x 6"
Dovetailed Leopardwood, Anigre & Rosewood,

Box of Two

Treasure Chest
26" x 12 1/2" x 46 1/2"
Thru-mortised Mahogany frame, dovetailed Anigre case,with book-matched Leopardwood panels & Rosewood pulls,

Treasure Chest

Blanket Chest
75" x 19" x 18 1/2"
Figured Cherry & Book-matched Maple panels,

Blanky Chest

76" x 9 1/2" x 36"
Maple, Lacewood & Teak with Curly-Maple pulls,
Dovetailed solid Maple drawers with Teak panels.


Each hand-crafted work of functional art carries a single counter-bored penny minted in the year of completion.

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