I have done work for individual clients, businesses and churches including clients from Michigan, New York City, Little Rock Arkansas, Washington D.C. , San Francisco Ca., Scottsdale Az, Minnesota and
North Dakota. My work received the award for Best in Show for Body of Work in a traditional style at the first Milwaukee Fine Furnishings Show held in 2006.
Commissioning Custom Furniture is a straightforward but thoughtful process involving you the customer and me the craftsman.
You may know exactly what you want or you may have a general idea of what you are looking for but the style, function shape and design are still floating around and need to to be harnessed. In either case I am at your service and will take every opportunity to understand your furniture needs.
A custom furniture maker from of Ypsilanti, Michigan, I operate Woodward Woodworks where I build pieces for the home, office and liturgical works. My designs are marked by creative use of inlays, carvings, complimentary combinations of woods, veneers and occasional brass detailing. My work encompasses large scale pieces such as wall to wall bookcases, media centers, fireplace mantles and architectural pieces, as well as tables, desks, cabinets, beds, mirror frames and music stands.
My designs are built according to client needs with full functionality, individuality and distinction.
I have designed all but two pieces of the furniture that you'll see on this site. While most of my designs are "one of a kind" pieces, nearly anything you see on my site could be reproduced or altered to meet your design and space needs. Please look about my web site at your leisure. Take note of things you like and let me know what I can make for you.
My main shop is in the basement of of our 1895 era Dutch Colonial home in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
The shop is aprox-27 feet long and 12.5 feet wide.
I do not make widgets. Nearly every piece I've made is a new design although I'd be happy to reproduce any item for a new client, My work centers around solving the clients personal situation.
After an initial inquiry I probably spend a day or so to a week working on drawings that I e-mail back and forth until the client sees what he/she likes. Then a price is agreed up and I set to work. Here are just a few projects that the initial drawing and resulting piece.
A Music Stand in Sapele and Brass
A small case piece in Cherry-for Sewing supplies,magazines and notebooks.
A Sheet Music cabinet-Black Lacquer and Maple and Anigre Veneers.
A Pair of large Painted Bookcases with inset Motawi Tiles