Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hepplewhite Sideboard

This custom sideboard is designed with influences from the Hepplewhite and Sheraton Periods.  This Sideboard is handmade of solid premium mahogany, tiger maple, ebony and holly.
33" ht   x 52" wd  x 19" dp

This sideboard was designed for a client to meet a specific need.  This sideboard will sit underneath a wall mounted flat screen TV in an entertainment/ family room.   The client has an affinity for the federal furniture period and this room has a Portsmouth NH Chest of similar styles and tones.  This sideboard will enhance the room for sure. 

The rough tiger maple and mahogany for this sideboard

Time tested mortise and tenon and dovetail joinery is used throughout this piece. Combining fine joinery with the knowledge and understanding of wood movement we can make furniture that will last for future generations and become a family heirloom

flushing the front legs to the rails after glue up

fine handmade furniture

Sideboard with the Doors fit, ready for banding, stringing and applied cock bead

Tiger Maple door detail, with mahogany cross banding and ebony and holly string inlay

reproduction sideboard
Tiger Maple door with Mahogany cross-banding ebony and holly stringing

Smoothing the solid 19" wide mahogany top

handmade mahogany sideboard

Finished Sideboard with beautiful depth, color and patina

Reproduction Sideboard made of solid Mahogany TIger Maple ebony and holly

Federal Sideboard
Hepplewhite Sideboard

Sheraton Sideboard
Sideboard Detail

custom sideboard handmade by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers
4 drawer Sideboard with doors open

Watch a video showing the making of this Sideboard

Watch a quick video showing the finished Sideboard

This is an example of the fine custom and reproduction furniture we make to order. 
 Visit our website for more information and contact us with any questions you have. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Custom Bed handmade by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

Low Post Acorn Bed
Handmade of solid cherry 
Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

custom bed makers NH, Maine, Mass, New York, Rhode Island, Conn, PN,
Acorn Bed

Hand turned solid cherry posts

Fine Custom bed maker New England
turning the bed posts

Finished posts with solid 18" wide piece of cherry for the headboard.  The beds we make are made with mortise and tenon joinery. Additional Bed bolts add the ability to easily breakdown the bed for easier moving without loosing any of its structural components.

Finely Made beds of exceptional quality handcrafted from the finest hardwoods

Low Post Acorn Bed  ready for finish

Custom Beds handmade in America to the highest of standards
Cherry Bed ready for finish

Beautiful one piece solid cherry headboard

Finished Bed with a beautiful natural, hand rubbed finish 

Fine Custom Bed Makers NH, Maine, Mass, NY, New York, Conn, RI, Virginia, Maryland
Cherry Acorn Bed

Cat's paw figured solid one piece cherry headboard

Fine Bed Maker from custom designs to colonial reproductions
Cherry Headboard and Post

Acorn bed

Low Post Bed in solid cherry
Acorn Bed

Custom Acorn Bed

Low Post Acorn Bed
Custom Bed

Watch our video showing the making of this Custom Bed

Watch our video of the Finished Acorn Bed

At Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers we make custom beds to order. We use the finest hardwoods available today, most commonly Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Tiger Maple and Birdseye Maple along with many others.  
Contact Us for more if you would like to know more information about furniture and the beauty of solid wood. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Writing Desk

Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

Handmade Desk Curly Maple Curly Cherry
Writing Desk
made of solid cherry and curly maple
This writing desk is custom designed with a nice flow to the curved legs and great proportions that keep the larger desk from looking "heavy",  overall size is 72" x 32" x 30"

The tiger maple and cherry used for this desk are individually cut from the same tree to ensure perfect color and grain match throughout

Rough Tiger Maple and Cherry for this desk

Drawers fronts are solid tiger maple while they are constructed with hand cut dovetails

fine writing desk handmade
hand cut dovetailed drawers

Solid tiger maple top preparing the edges for glue up

Matt Wolfe Furniture Maker handmade writing desk
planing and smoothing the edges for glue up

Nicely figured tiger maple desk top 

handmade curly maple furntiure
nice solid tiger maple top

Desk with the top roughly sized.  We custom made and turned nobs and pulls so the client could see different variations. The client and I both agreed a nice low profile custom shaped pull would look the best.   This desk design is great because changing the wood type and or finish with a slightly different door pull can have a piece that is more contemporary or more traditional. 

handmade of solid cherry and tiger maple or curly maple
Custom Writing Desk 

Hand planing the tiger maple top 

Matthew Wolfe Furniture Maker hand planing a curly maple tiger maple desk top
Curly Maple Top

Finished Writing Desk

Cherry and Tiger Maple Writing Desk
Writing Desk

Fine Custom Desk Handmade Writing Desk
Writing Desk detail

Tiger Maple and Cherry desk
Hand Cut dovetailed Drawers

Curly Maple Desk Cherry Desk Tiger Maple

Fine handcrafted writing desk

Handmade writing desk custom made to order

Matthew Wolfe Furniture Maker

Watch our video showing the making of this Custom Writing Desk

                                              Watch out video of this finished Writing desk

Contact us if you have any questions about the fine custom furniture we make in a variety of styles 
 or if you would like a quote.