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murphys fine woodworking
murphys fine woodworking

Well, it is finally Fall, and Santa Ana winds have started, and cooler weather is here. Nancy and I have sponsored the WOOD A Furniture Show at the Escondido Arts Partnership for the past 14 years.  I am in the Chair building mode once again and the California West design is in process and almost done. This will be my entry for the show.. Please mark your calendars to see this year’s amazing collection of furniture from Southern California woodworkers.  Opening night will be January 13th, 2024!!!!

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This beautiful California West Chair is my entry for the Show and if it does not sell at the Show it will be donated to the EAP Panache Auction that will be held on Saturday, March 23rd .  This will be the 14th  Chair that Nancy and I have donated to assist with the funding of this great organization!

CalWest Chair

This chair and footstool are a favorite design for us. The legs are solid cherry and feature the Blacker Leg Indent Detail from Charles Greene from 1907-09. The Cloud Lift Detail on the side stretchers made of Curly Maple create a stunning profile for the design. All the pieces are assembled with mortise and tenon joinery. This design set the standard established by the brothers, Charles & Henry Greene. The leather is from Argentina and is a perfect match to the wood colors.

Size: 40” high by 36” wide and 42” deep. $3400.00
Fall Sale Price $3100.00
This chair is in process and will be ready to deliver very soon!! Call to reserve yours!

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Our Bow Arm Chair was Featured on the cover Of Fine Woodworking’s new Book!!!!!!

I thought you might be interested in seeing how we build a chair. The following shows the machining and assembly of California West Chair!

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Bow arm laminated glue up to shape the bowed arm
Side assembly and bow arms drilled
Blacker leg indent shaped all 4 sides
Cloud lift detail & the Blacker detail
Front & rear stretchers and the arms installed
Side view of arms installed
Rear Arm detail with curly maple and adjustment
Rear view with the cloud lift detail top & bottom

As a small independent furniture maker, we can offer a degree of flexibility and attention to detail not commonly found in larger shops. “I thoroughly enjoy and take great pride in my work. Using attention to detail and proven construction.”

I like to think that we build Extraordinary Hand-built Furniture for your Extraordinary Home. Give us a call to chat about your dreams

For a bit of an adventure visit our web Gallery Click Here to see the really different collections that we make.

For Living Rooms Click Here

For Dining Rooms Click Here

For Bedrooms Click Here

For the Office Click Here

If you have any questions, give us a call!

Very Best,


760 613-1230
2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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