Custom Furniture

A work of utility might also be a work of art, if we cared to make it so. —William Morris, 1893

A piece of thoughtfully conceived furniture will be enjoyed for generations. It should be elegant and enduring in both design and craftsmanship. Each piece of furniture that is produced in my shop is carefully made by hand one piece at a time, using only the most select materials, prime hardwoods and veneers.

  • Cherry side cases, night stands, night stands with drawers, Art Deco cabinets , contemporary custom design night stands

    Cherry and Figured Maple Side Cases

    A contemporary take on a traditional side case. These pieces were originally designed as companion pieces to an antique pencil post bed. They employ traditional proportions and materials while enjoying some subtle, contemporary detailing. The curved birdseye maple drawer fronts are accented with a fine walnut bead, all set in solid cherry casework. These cases are 29h x 23w x 15d. Dimensions can be adjusted to client specification.

    Price for similar, $2200. a piece


  • cherry side cases detail

    Side Case detail

    Subtly curved drawers and casework is accented with 1/8″ walnut beading. The walnut drawer pulls here were inlaid with turquoise, providing some real visual pop!

  • Dressing screen, Art Deco dressing screen, modern dressing screen, custom dressing screen

    Art Deco Dressing Screen

    This piece was inspired by the dynamic line and strong geometry often apparent in early 20th century Art Deco furniture.

    Mirrored glass and solid color lacquer.

  • standing cabinet, liqueur cabinet , Art Deco standing cabinet, custom liqeuer cabinet, Krenov inspired standing cabinet

    Standing Cabinet in solid mahogany, pommele sapele and birdseye maple veneers, abalone details

    This piece showcases exotic materials.The dense pommele sapele and curly/birdseye maple veneers are some of the most active I’ve ever come across. The interior of the case is set up, presumably, as a dry bar.Two half depth adjustable shelves and a shallow accessory drawer are found behind the subtly bowed doors.

    The cabinet won “Best Studio Furniture” and “Best in Show” awards at the Vermont Woodworking Festival. It is currently available for $8,200. and is being shown by Vermont Artisans Gallery in Brattleboro, Vt.

  • curved doors, abalone inlay highly figured maple

    Standing Cabinet Door Detail

    Very active curly/birdseye maple veneered doors with abalone inset. Negative space between doors creates design motif.

  • Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers

    My client and I worked from a rendering she had to create this lovely chest of drawers. Using design elements and materials faithful to the period, the resulting piece is something very close to what may have been produced in the 18th century.

    Solid mahogany, Crotch mahogany and African Satinwood veneers with Holly inlay, period reproduction brasses from Ball& Ball hardware.

    Price for similar $6,500.

  • ducan phyfe-dining table-walnut-extension table-birdcage base

    Duncan Phyfe Walnut Dining Table

    This is an interpretation of a traditional Duncan Phyfe dining table with a birdcage base. The solid walnut in this piece came from a lovely matched set of boards. A nicely figured walnut veneer was used in the apron and base for interest, providing a slight contrast.
    Table is 66″ in diameter and extends to accept two 12″ leaves, seating ten.

    Price for a similar table is $6,800.
    Get in touch to discuss custom sizes and other woods.

  • Hall table, black lacquer & curly maple

    Hall Table with black lacquer and curly maple

    This table has been built to clients specifications in varying lengths, between 42″ and 54″. The curved front apron is typically a clean, uninterrupted surface, but has been fit with a shallow drawer on request.

    Price is $3000. Table with drawer is $3,600.

  • Chest of drawers in cherry with carving

    Sculptural Chest of Drawers

    Architect/ artist David Woolf designed this piece for a client in Manhattan. I worked closely with him while producing the unique (and technically challenging!) carvings on this cabinet. The project provided a nice opportunity to step a little out of bounds…Material here is Vermont cherry.

  • cherry hall tables, console tables, Art Deco hall tables, custom design hall table, transitional hall table

    Elegant Hallway or Console Table

    In cherry and curly maple. Table top and apron are subtly shaped and curved. This table has been built in 44″ and 52″ lengths.

    Please contact me for pricing

  • garden bench, arts and crafts garden bench, custom arts and crafts garden bench , greene and greene garden bench

    Arts and Crafts style Garden Bench

    The design for this bench draws on the work of early 20th century California architects Greene and Greene, widely considered to have produced some of the finest examples of American Arts and Crafts furniture. While not a reproduction piece, elements of the style are evident throughout.

    Being an outdoor piece, the White Oak and Ipe used in the construction were chosen for durability as well as their beauty. More information about this piece can be found in “Projects and News”, on this site. I think it would work nicely in an entry hall or mudroom, as well as the garden…Dimensions 65″ x 21″ on this one, can be built to specification.

    Price for similar, $2,400.

  • Arts and Crafts Garden Bench (detail)

  • Leather upholstered bench, custom leather upholstered bench, art deco bench, art deco seating, modern leather bench

    Modern Leather Upholstered Bench

    Drawing on both Modern and Art Deco influences,this piece utilizes strong, simple shapes and clean line. The contrast between the leather upholstery, curly maple and ebony detailing help to define design elements of the bench. Leather seat cushions are laid up on high density foam, adhered to laminated plywood panels. Dimensions are 80″ x 18″

    Price for similar $4,500.

  • Trestle dining table, dining tables, japanese design dining table, farm house table, custom made dining table

    Vermont Cherry and Curly Maple Dining Table

    I love trestle tables. The design is elegant in it’s simplicity, easily adapts to almost any custom size and looks great dressed in various hardwoods or hardwood combinations. This particular table has a top made from Vermont cherry and base of curly maple, a handsome combination and one of my favorites

    . A table of this design has seen daily use in my kitchen for almost thirty years and, given the use of traditional joinery and quality materials, I have little reason to doubt it has a long life in front of it! Dimensions 38″ x 82″ x 30″, very comfortably seats eight. Can be built to specification

    Price for similar $2,375.

  • Traditional sideboard, Sheratin side board, custom traditional side board

    Hepplewhite Style Sideboard

    Fashioned after a 1790 Hepplewhite design, this piece has a graceful, serpentine front. Solid mahogany, figured makore veneer, ebony inlays and traditional period brasses.

    Please contact me to discuss specifications and pricing.

  • Traditional sideboard, solid mahogany, veneer

    Traditional Sideboard

    A Sheraton influenced sideboard. Solid mahogany, mahogany”plum pudding” veneers, satinwood inlays, period brasses and brass feet.

    Please contact me to discuss specifications and pricing.

  • High post bed with carving, mahogany

    High Post Mahogany Bed

    A traditional looking high post bed, not for the purist! Everything about the detailing on this bed is a little unorthodox, including post configuration and carving in the headboard. Built with my friend, Peter Brough, our client loved it and ordered a second one, changing up the wood combinations! This one is solid mahogany and walnut, with some very nice figured mahogany in the headboard.

    Please contact me to discuss pricing for similar

  • Traditional Cherry bed, traditional bed with raised panels,

    Traditional Cherry Bed with Raised Panels

    This traditional cherry bed incorporates curved, raised panels into the headboard. Challenging to build but the end result was very handsome. Cannonball finials top the bed posts. Bed shown is for queen size mattress and does not require a box spring , but design can be modified to accept one. Vermont cherry used throughout

    Price for similar $4,200.

  • Pitcher Inn bed, cherry, walnut

    Pitcher Inn Bed

    Designed by architect David Sellers. I’ve worked with Dave on many projects…He places a lot of trust in the craftsman and doesn’t hesitate to push the envelope, technically. Always an adventure!

    Cherry,walnut, bronze, plexi-glass, LED lighting

    Please contact me to discuss pricing.


  • Pitcher Inn sofa, cherry

    Upholstered Sofa in the Pitcher Inn

    Another David Sellers production.

  • Library table, cherry, walnut

    Library Table

    This piece was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wrights “Prairie School” designs. Solid cherry with walnut banding and inlays. A very solid library table, could also be very handsome in a spacious dining room! Dimensions on this table are 108″ x 44″. Custom built to specification.

    Price for similar $7,200.

  • Library table, Craftsman library table, Craftsman dining table, Frank Lloyd Wright dining table

    Library Table

  • modern bureau, contemporary bureau, modern chest of drawers

    Reconfigurable Mahogany Bureau

    My client needed a bureau of modern design that could function as an assembled piece or three independent cabinets. All door and drawer fronts are slightly curved. Case in center w/ adjustable shelves, case to right has upper case fitted as jewelry cabinet. Bleached mahogany with ebony detailing.

    Please contact me to discuss details and pricing

  • Traditional dining table, Empire dining table, extension dining table, custom dining table with leaves

    Duncan Phyfe Dining Table

    A very handsome Duncan Phyfe style dining table with a bird-cage base. Densely figured pommele sapele and figured makore veneers in the top and base make this table visually striking. Solid mahogany legs and columns, brass feet. 54″ diameter top extends to accept four, 12″ leaves. Dimensions/ materials to clients specifications.

    Price for similar $7,200.

  • Boyce dining table with leaf

    Duncan Phyfe Dining Table w/ leaf

    With leaf.

  • Boyce dining room set, mahogany, various veneers

    Duncan Phyfe Dining Room Table with Chairs

    Dining table fully extended with chairs in place. We used solid mahogany and similar veneers in building the chairs.

    Chairs $1,100. a piece. Customers own fabric.

  • Deco armoire and side tables, macassar ebony, sycamore

    Deco Armoire and Side Tables

    Macassar ebony and sycamore.

David Boynton Cabinet Maker | Plainfield Vermont