Michael and Amanda Jury
Our furniture and decorative woodwork is inspired by Shaker, Japanese and Danish designs. Each piece is built one at a time and starts by hand-selecting the finest domestic hardwood lumber for the most beautiful color and matching grain. Mortise and tenon joints and dovetails are the structural elements that hold it all together. The joints are fit by hand for the utmost precision and beauty. When appropriate, the joinery is left exposed as a subtle ornamentation and evidence of fine craftsmanship. Our work is often decorated with Japanese kumiko or veneer marquetry. Kumiko is a centuries old Japanese craft using individual hand-cut pieces of wood to form geometric patterns in shoji screens. Marquetry is also an ancient art form in which individual pieces of veneer are very precisely cut to fit together and form an artistic image.