A chair is a very difficult object

A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. But he who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.
- Saint Francis of Assisi

Future Primitive

Superblack Carbon is tetrabasic or tetratomic, that is 1 atom of carbon C-12 is equivalent to 4 At.H.
- Carl Spackler

Cutting and Serving Boards

Tell me what you eat, how you prepare it, and I will tell you who you are. Börk, Börk, Börk.
- The Swedish Chef

Pleased to Meet Me

Red, red wine on Sunday. Always tastes so good.
- Paul Westerberg

Authentic. Functional. Furniture.

I am driven by this simple mantra. I design and build furniture to outlast your lifetime. I combine futuristic carbon fiber to accent the timeless warmth of classic hardwoods such as cherry, maple, and walnut to make beautiful furniture. This is Future Primitive. I build chairs, tables, hostess gifts, cutting boards, display boards, benches, chests, children’s toys, clocks, chests, and custom built-in cabinetry. My furniture is authentic. I let the wood dictate the outcome with live edges, irregular wood pattern curls, checks, and other one-of-a-kind natural traits. My furniture is functional. Please sit in one of my chairs. I combine classical and modern woodworking techniques to ensure lifetimes of form and function in these pieces.

My Work

 

Rocking Chair

This is the most comfortable chair you will ever sit in. The end. Near Fredricksburg, Virginia lives Hal Taylor - my rocking chair coach. You could learn about complex curvilinear joinery, or the proper way to employ Pi to caclulate the rocker radius and leg lengths. Or, just sit in the most comfortable chair you ever sat in, and hold on to this heirloom piece for several generations to come.
 

Chess Table

This was my first Virginia-based piece. It was inspired by the artisan, good man, and good friend Brett. Neither he nor I plays chess very much, but this is the chess player's stage. The right height, width, and form for a chess match. Or, place it in a corner and have your friends think you are secretly part of the urbane chess set.
 

206 Chest

This curly cherry chest of drawers is an heirloom piece. There are 206 dovetails in this chest, ranging from stunning (sides joined to top), to the subtle (drawer stretchers), to the hidden, to the expected (drawer fronts and backs), to the deceptively-complex (the base’s double-mitered through dovetails to fakie). You will see the concepts of Continuation of Form in the drawers’ graduating heights and the drawer pulls’ graduating widths.