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"Jake is an artist - unique, quirky, inspired, and dependable. His view of the world and the objects in it provides an interesting approach to his high quality hand-crafted furniture, clocks and boxes. He is a pleasure, not just to work with, but to share conversation over a hot cup of coffee on a sun-drenched porch. I can't recommend him strongly enough."

- John Nye, President, Nye and Co. Auctioneers and Appraisers,

  Past SVP, Director, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, Sotheby's, Inc.


Meet the Cabinetmaker

In a world where furniture makers call themselves artists, Jake pokes fun by building pieces that make you laugh, and maybe think. He also makes "normal" pieces of almost any style, a few of which are shown on this site. If you'd like either an animated or traditional piece, to have an antique restored, or have your own design put into wood, contact Jake to discuss particulars. He's almost always in his shop, thinking up more designs to put a little humor into a too-serious world. This web site is meant to show you a few of the classic, original, fantasy, and restored furniture Jake makes with 18th century techniques. The pieces are made one at a time, very carefully, by one dusty old guy who works by himself in an ancient log cabin.

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