Below are some of the pieces that have come out of the M & H Fine Furniture Makers workshop.

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BookShelf

 Our client saw a similar bookshelf on line, but it was the wrong size and they did not want particle board. We worked with them to come up with this design. The bookshelf is made of poplar and measures 18" wide, 54" high, 16" deep, it will be painted white to match the trim in their home.  The price is $500.00.

Our client saw a similar bookshelf on line, but it was the wrong size and they did not want particle board. We worked with them to come up with this design. The bookshelf is made of poplar and measures 18" wide, 54" high, 16" deep, it will be painted white to match the trim in their home.  The price is $500.00.

Bar Stool

 This a pair of bar stools will be used at a sewing bench. Legs, rails and stretchers are maple and the seats are cherry. The seats were shaped out of 2 inch thick pieces of cherry. The finish is an oil and urethane top coat. The stools are 29 inches tall. Price is $450.00 each.

This a pair of bar stools will be used at a sewing bench. Legs, rails and stretchers are maple and the seats are cherry. The seats were shaped out of 2 inch thick pieces of cherry. The finish is an oil and urethane top coat. The stools are 29 inches tall. Price is $450.00 each.


Childrens desk


Maple Stand Up Desk

 This is a very unusual piece for us. The client has office furniture from a big box store (whose name I won’t mention) and the husband wanted a stand up desk to use for his photography hobby. They could not find anything that would go with their existing office furniture, so they asked us to come up with something. Here it is, a stand up desk made with Maple plywood and hardwood, finished with lacquer, which came close to their existing office furniture color. The 3 pull out shelves on the left side are for a printer, scanner and enlarger. The pull out shelf on the right is a bookshelf for photography books. Two drawers above that are for miscellaneous photography stuff. There is also a footrest on the right side so that he can change position while working. The desk is 57” long, 46” high (the client is 6’ 4” tall) and 27” deep.

This is a very unusual piece for us. The client has office furniture from a big box store (whose name I won’t mention) and the husband wanted a stand up desk to use for his photography hobby. They could not find anything that would go with their existing office furniture, so they asked us to come up with something. Here it is, a stand up desk made with Maple plywood and hardwood, finished with lacquer, which came close to their existing office furniture color. The 3 pull out shelves on the left side are for a printer, scanner and enlarger. The pull out shelf on the right is a bookshelf for photography books. Two drawers above that are for miscellaneous photography stuff. There is also a footrest on the right side so that he can change position while working. The desk is 57” long, 46” high (the client is 6’ 4” tall) and 27” deep.


Walnut Builtin Cabinet

 A walnut bookcase on a pair of base cabinets. I was part of a three person team from the co-op we are members of that built this beautiful builtin unit. There are carved rosettes at each corner of the bookcase and carvings across the top. Moldings around the door panels are custom made to match moldings on interior doors throughout the home. Finish is a sprayed mixture of two different color dyes to make the unit match trim around the home. Top coat is sprayed PolyLac. Dimensions: 89" W x 96" H x 24" D.

A walnut bookcase on a pair of base cabinets. I was part of a three person team from the co-op we are members of that built this beautiful builtin unit. There are carved rosettes at each corner of the bookcase and carvings across the top. Moldings around the door panels are custom made to match moldings on interior doors throughout the home. Finish is a sprayed mixture of two different color dyes to make the unit match trim around the home. Top coat is sprayed PolyLac. Dimensions: 89" W x 96" H x 24" D.


SHAKER CHIMNEY CUPBOARD

  Our client saw a picture of a Shaker chimney cupboard in a magazine and wanted one for a bathroom that had just been renovated, but the cabinet needed to be 2” wider and 4” deeper then the one in the magazine. The client also wanted to add a third shelf and make all the shelves adjustable. We made some other modifications to improve the cabinet’s construction. A fun project and the client is happy with it. The cabinet measures    18” wide, 16” deep and 71” tall. Primary wood is cherry and secondary wood poplar. The finish is an oil and urethane product. This cabinet is sold, but we would be glad to build one for you to your specifications. The price for this cabinet is $3000.00.

Our client saw a picture of a Shaker chimney cupboard in a magazine and wanted one for a bathroom that had just been renovated, but the cabinet needed to be 2” wider and 4” deeper then the one in the magazine. The client also wanted to add a third shelf and make all the shelves adjustable. We made some other modifications to improve the cabinet’s construction. A fun project and the client is happy with it. The cabinet measures 18” wide, 16” deep and 71” tall. Primary wood is cherry and secondary wood poplar. The finish is an oil and urethane product. This cabinet is sold, but we would be glad to build one for you to your specifications. The price for this cabinet is $3000.00.


Hall / Sofa Table

 This hall / sofa table is our own design. The table top, drawer front, arches and bottom shelf are ash, everything else is poplar. Both arches are 5 layer bent lamination. All visible poplar parts are finished with a black milk paint. The entire piece has an oil and urethane top coat.  This table is for sale at $3000.00.  Dimensions: 35"H x 60"W x 20"D  (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

This hall / sofa table is our own design. The table top, drawer front, arches and bottom shelf are ash, everything else is poplar. Both arches are 5 layer bent lamination. All visible poplar parts are finished with a black milk paint. The entire piece has an oil and urethane top coat.  This table is for sale at $3000.00. Dimensions: 35"H x 60"W x 20"D  (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


Windsor Fan Back Chair

 This Windsor Chair has maple legs and stretchers, pine seat and white oak back. The legs, stretchers, and back were made with green wood. Clicking on the chair photo will show that the parts were cut and split from logs and then shaped, turned and steam bent into chair parts. Green wood is used to add strength to the chair. The finish is black over red milk paint and an oil and urethane top coat. The black milk paint is burnished until the red just starts to show through the black. This is done to give the chair a well used appearance. This chair is sold, but we would be glad to build one for you. The price is $1800.00

This Windsor Chair has maple legs and stretchers, pine seat and white oak back. The legs, stretchers, and back were made with green wood. Clicking on the chair photo will show that the parts were cut and split from logs and then shaped, turned and steam bent into chair parts. Green wood is used to add strength to the chair. The finish is black over red milk paint and an oil and urethane top coat. The black milk paint is burnished until the red just starts to show through the black. This is done to give the chair a well used appearance. This chair is sold, but we would be glad to build one for you. The price is $1800.00


Shaker CandleStick Box

 Material used for this box is walnut. Hand cut dove tails are used to join ends and sides of the box. The raised panel bottom sits in a grove, which allows it to move with changes in the season. The top is also a raised panel on three sides and slides in a grove. The top also has a carved finger pull. A satin oil and urethane finish was applied to show the grain of the wood while providing some protection from everyday use. This box is for sale for $40.00. Dimensions: 12" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2"  (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

Material used for this box is walnut. Hand cut dove tails are used to join ends and sides of the box. The raised panel bottom sits in a grove, which allows it to move with changes in the season. The top is also a raised panel on three sides and slides in a grove. The top also has a carved finger pull. A satin oil and urethane finish was applied to show the grain of the wood while providing some protection from everyday use. This box is for sale for $40.00. Dimensions: 12" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2"  (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


Shaker Nightstand

 This is a Shaker style nightstand with clean crisp lines. Cherry is used for the top, drawer front and knob. Poplar is used for legs, rails and drawer parts. Hand cut dovetails connect the front, back and sides of the drawer. The drawer bottom slides in a grove and is held in place by a single screw. Legs, sides and back are mortised and tenoned together. Cherry parts are French polished and poplar parts are finished with forest green milk paint with an oil and urethane top coat. This table is for sale at $450.00. Dimension: 26" high x 18" wide x 18" deep.

This is a Shaker style nightstand with clean crisp lines. Cherry is used for the top, drawer front and knob. Poplar is used for legs, rails and drawer parts. Hand cut dovetails connect the front, back and sides of the drawer. The drawer bottom slides in a grove and is held in place by a single screw. Legs, sides and back are mortised and tenoned together. Cherry parts are French polished and poplar parts are finished with forest green milk paint with an oil and urethane top coat. This table is for sale at $450.00. Dimension: 26" high x 18" wide x 18" deep.


Dresser

 Red oak is the primary wood used for this project and 1/4" oak plywood is used for the drawer bottoms. The case  is joined together with pegged mortis and tenoned joints. The case sides are raised panels, which are in grooves to allow movement during seasonal changes.  Hand cut dove tails join drawer sides, backs and fronts, which are all red oak. Drawer bottoms are housed in grooves running along the drawer sides and fronts, and are screwed to drawer backs.  Drawer fronts have a 1/4" bead along the top and bottom. Drawer pulls are red oak Shaker style knobs( nope I didn't turn them, bought them at a store). The case back is ship lapped panels set in a rabbit and held in place by screws. Three coats of a satin oil and urethane finish were applied, with scraping and sanding between each coat. After the final coat had dryed for several days paste wax was applied with 0000 steel wool, which gave it a very smooth feel with very little gloss. This finish allowed the natural color of the wood to  show through that will darken slightly over time. This dresser was made for our grand daughter, but we would be glad to make one for you. Dimensions: 40 3/4" H x 29" W x 17" D   (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

Red oak is the primary wood used for this project and 1/4" oak plywood is used for the drawer bottoms. The case  is joined together with pegged mortis and tenoned joints. The case sides are raised panels, which are in grooves to allow movement during seasonal changes.  Hand cut dove tails join drawer sides, backs and fronts, which are all red oak. Drawer bottoms are housed in grooves running along the drawer sides and fronts, and are screwed to drawer backs.  Drawer fronts have a 1/4" bead along the top and bottom. Drawer pulls are red oak Shaker style knobs( nope I didn't turn them, bought them at a store). The case back is ship lapped panels set in a rabbit and held in place by screws. Three coats of a satin oil and urethane finish were applied, with scraping and sanding between each coat. After the final coat had dryed for several days paste wax was applied with 0000 steel wool, which gave it a very smooth feel with very little gloss. This finish allowed the natural color of the wood to  show through that will darken slightly over time. This dresser was made for our grand daughter, but we would be glad to make one for you. Dimensions: 40 3/4" H x 29" W x 17" D  (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


Sewing Cabinet

 This project started as a woodworks toolbox, but I couldn't bring myself to put woodworking tools in it, so my wife took it over as a cabinet to store her sewing supplies and tools. Mahogany is the primary wood used for the case and lid, maple for drawer dividers and cabinet back, pine for drawer sides, backs and bottoms. The case and drawers  are joined together with hand cut dovetails. Drawer bottoms are raised panels on three sides and housed in grooves running along the drawer sides and fronts, and are screwed to drawer backs.  Drawer pulls are maple Shaker style knobs turned on a lathe. The case back is ship lapped maple panels set in a rabbit and held in place with brass screws. There are five drawers of varying sizes. The lid  fits in front of the drawers and is stored in the top of the case when not being used. A mahogany brown dye, mahogany brown stain, shellac and a truck load of elbow grease were used to finish the piece.  This cabinet has already found a home, but we would be glad to work with you to create your own. This cabinet priced out at $3000.00. Dimensions: 29" W x 16" H x 17" D.    (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

This project started as a woodworks toolbox, but I couldn't bring myself to put woodworking tools in it, so my wife took it over as a cabinet to store her sewing supplies and tools. Mahogany is the primary wood used for the case and lid, maple for drawer dividers and cabinet back, pine for drawer sides, backs and bottoms. The case and drawers  are joined together with hand cut dovetails. Drawer bottoms are raised panels on three sides and housed in grooves running along the drawer sides and fronts, and are screwed to drawer backs.  Drawer pulls are maple Shaker style knobs turned on a lathe. The case back is ship lapped maple panels set in a rabbit and held in place with brass screws. There are five drawers of varying sizes. The lid  fits in front of the drawers and is stored in the top of the case when not being used. A mahogany brown dye, mahogany brown stain, shellac and a truck load of elbow grease were used to finish the piece.  This cabinet has already found a home, but we would be glad to work with you to create your own. This cabinet priced out at $3000.00. Dimensions: 29" W x 16" H x 17" D.   (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


Chippendale Side Chair

 This is a Chippendale side chair. The chair frame is mahogany, slip seat frame is ash, glue blocks are pine. Muslin, horse hair, two inch webbing, black cloth and cotton stuffing are used for the slip seat cushion. A formula of orange dye, brown walnut dye, brown walnut pigmented stain were used to achieve the rich color. A shellac was applied by hand (French polish). This chair is for sale for $1800.00. Dimension: 21 1/2" wide x 38" high x 17 1/2 deep.    (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

This is a Chippendale side chair. The chair frame is mahogany, slip seat frame is ash, glue blocks are pine. Muslin, horse hair, two inch webbing, black cloth and cotton stuffing are used for the slip seat cushion. A formula of orange dye, brown walnut dye, brown walnut pigmented stain were used to achieve the rich color. A shellac was applied by hand (French polish). This chair is for sale for $1800.00. Dimension: 21 1/2" wide x 38" high x 17 1/2 deep.   (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


Oak Table

 This piece is based on a Charles Rohlfs table. An interesting feature of this table is the bottom stretcher, which is mortised and tenoned into the legs. The stretchers are joined to each other with a mitered half lap joint. Quarter sawn white oak is the wood used for this table. Blonde and amber shellac was used to even out the wood color. Brown glaze was applied to highlight the grain and to give the table an aged look. An oil and urethane finish was used for a top coat. You can purchase this table for $600.00. Dimension: 24" diameter x 24" high    (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

This piece is based on a Charles Rohlfs table. An interesting feature of this table is the bottom stretcher, which is mortised and tenoned into the legs. The stretchers are joined to each other with a mitered half lap joint. Quarter sawn white oak is the wood used for this table. Blonde and amber shellac was used to even out the wood color. Brown glaze was applied to highlight the grain and to give the table an aged look. An oil and urethane finish was used for a top coat. You can purchase this table for $600.00. Dimension: 24" diameter x 24" high   (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


Georgian Footstool

 This Georgian footstool is unique in that it has four different style legs, popular for that period. Mahogany is the primary wood, pine was used for glue blocks and ash for the slip seat frame. The legs are mortised and tenoned to the rails. The shell was carved and then applied to the rail.  A formula of orange dye, brown walnut dye, brown walnut pigmented stain were used to achieve the rich color. A shellac was applied by hand (French polish).   Muslin, horse hair, two inch webbing, black cloth and cotton stuffing are use for the slip seat cushion. Price $1800.00. Dimension: 21" wide x 17" high x 17" deep.     (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)

This Georgian footstool is unique in that it has four different style legs, popular for that period. Mahogany is the primary wood, pine was used for glue blocks and ash for the slip seat frame. The legs are mortised and tenoned to the rails. The shell was carved and then applied to the rail. A formula of orange dye, brown walnut dye, brown walnut pigmented stain were used to achieve the rich color. A shellac was applied by hand (French polish). Muslin, horse hair, two inch webbing, black cloth and cotton stuffing are use for the slip seat cushion. Price $1800.00. Dimension: 21" wide x 17" high x 17" deep.   (Click on the picture to see how it was put together.)


standing   desk

 This Standing desk was designed for an open, unused space in our customer's kitchen, so that the laptop, mail, newspapers, fliers could be removed from the counters. The desk is appointed with many features found on more elegant pieces of furniture, such as reeded Marlborough legs with cuffed feet, brackets at the top of the legs, bead moldings around the writing surface and gallery top and tambour doors. Practicality and durability are also designed into this desk so that it will stand up to every day use.   It is 48 inches wide, 51 inches high and 31 1/2 inches deep. The writing surface is 40 inches from the floor, which is a comfortable standing working height of our customer. The primary wood is cherry and secondary wood pine. Cherry and rose wood were used for the gallery tambour doors. The writing surface is black satin Corian. Cherry stain and an oil/urethane finish were applied to give the desk a slightly aged cherry color.   A unique feature of this desk is that it can be placed anywhere in a room, against a wall, perpendicular to a wall, or in the middle of a room. Moldings continue all the way around the desk. All four legs have reeds, brackets and cuffed feet. The gallery back is a single piece of cherry veneered plywood held in place with moldings and grooves, no fasteners were used, which would detract from the appearance.  This desk has found a home. However, we would be glad to work with you to create one to fit your needs. Price as seen $6000.00.  We are thrilled this desk was selected to be in the Providence Journal on 10/31/2015 as part of an article on the 2015 Fine Furnishing Show in Pawtucket, RI. Click on the link below to read the article.   http://providencejournal.com/article/20151031/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151039961

This Standing desk was designed for an open, unused space in our customer's kitchen, so that the laptop, mail, newspapers, fliers could be removed from the counters. The desk is appointed with many features found on more elegant pieces of furniture, such as reeded Marlborough legs with cuffed feet, brackets at the top of the legs, bead moldings around the writing surface and gallery top and tambour doors. Practicality and durability are also designed into this desk so that it will stand up to every day use. 

It is 48 inches wide, 51 inches high and 31 1/2 inches deep. The writing surface is 40 inches from the floor, which is a comfortable standing working height of our customer. The primary wood is cherry and secondary wood pine. Cherry and rose wood were used for the gallery tambour doors. The writing surface is black satin Corian. Cherry stain and an oil/urethane finish were applied to give the desk a slightly aged cherry color. 

A unique feature of this desk is that it can be placed anywhere in a room, against a wall, perpendicular to a wall, or in the middle of a room. Moldings continue all the way around the desk. All four legs have reeds, brackets and cuffed feet. The gallery back is a single piece of cherry veneered plywood held in place with moldings and grooves, no fasteners were used, which would detract from the appearance.

This desk has found a home. However, we would be glad to work with you to create one to fit your needs. Price as seen $6000.00.

We are thrilled this desk was selected to be in the Providence Journal on 10/31/2015 as part of an article on the 2015 Fine Furnishing Show in Pawtucket, RI. Click on the link below to read the article.

http://providencejournal.com/article/20151031/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/151039961


crib / YOUTH BED

 This crib was made for Abigail, our first granddaughter. It converts into a youth bed once she out grows the crib.  Red oak was used  to make this piece, except for the drawer bottoms, which are 1/4" oak plywood. The platform the mattress rests on is 3/4" plywood. There is a cabinet on the right side  and two drawers under the crib. The finish is oil and urethane. Dimensions: 661/2" wide x 40" high x 35" deep.

This crib was made for Abigail, our first granddaughter. It converts into a youth bed once she out grows the crib.  Red oak was used  to make this piece, except for the drawer bottoms, which are 1/4" oak plywood. The platform the mattress rests on is 3/4" plywood. There is a cabinet on the right side  and two drawers under the crib. The finish is oil and urethane. Dimensions: 661/2" wide x 40" high x 35" deep.