Most of the furniture that Tom handcrafts is inspired by the Shaker
form. The clean lines and simple design allows it to fit in with many
styles of decor. He likes to let the figure of the wood be the focal
point along with it being functional, practical as well as a piece of
You will find the pieces very traditionally made. All solid wood
construction which includes mortise, tenon and pegged joinery. Along
with dovetail drawers using aromatic cedar for the drawer bottoms.
The design of the furniture does not start with a plan, it starts with the figure of the wood. He chooses each board using the best figured wood as the top of the table. He incorporates different woods in the pieces i.e. cherry, black walnut, maple, birch, and a few exotics, leopard, zebra and ribbon mahogany just to name a few.