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Murphy's Fine Woodworking Newsletters

  • Mid-Summer 2022

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    Our Mid-Summer sale runs from the end of July thru the end of August!! Select any piece from our web page and we will pay the Sales Tax for you!! We will also discount your piece by 10%

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    This furniture is constructed from Appalachian Red Oak flat sawn and quarter sawn Red & White Oak. The workmanship that goes into a Murphy Fine Woodworking piece is renowned and incorporates the most durable construction methods known to furniture making.  All of this furniture is created with true mortise and tenon joinery, inlayed butterfly keys, solid brass and solid bronze hardware and a finish that is applied by hand.  Many of our special features are side-hung drawers and center guided drawers, half bind dovetails on all drawers, through keyed and pined tenons and special bed rail hardware.

    The finish that Murphy’s use is the superb Daley’s oil-based finishing products.  The finishing process takes four days to complete and requires a complex series of applications.  The first step is an oil-based stain of your selection, and a sealer.  Three coats of either a semi-gloss follow, or gloss hand applied final finish.  Our craftsmen carefully sand, rub and polish all exterior and interior surfaces to give the soft lustrous finish.

    The extraordinary care and skill that goes into a Murphy’s finishes guarantees that each piece of furniture has its own special beauty. No two finishes are ever exactly the same.  But every finish is deep, lustrous and displays the glow of the natural wood to its best advantage.

    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 by 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,

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    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Summer 2022

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    Summer is here!! The AC is working. Rather warm but much better than Arizona and other places is the USA.  We have been very busy, and folks are buying custom furniture as they re-do their homes.  We just finished a Custom Couch and matching Coffee Table in Quarter sawn white Oak that was just stunning.

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    Tim & Lori Pfeiler already own 2 of our chairs that they have enjoyed for years. California West Bow Arm Chair, Traditional Bow Arm Chair both in leather reviewed April 2015.

    Lori & Tim Pfeiler wrote;   “I have long admired Brian's chairs every year at the Arts Partnership auction.  Finally, we bought two. They are the center pieces of our living room.  They are our living works of art.  I sit in one chair and just rest, reflecting on the week and the good life I have.  Then I begin staring at the other chair and admire the lines of the wood, and the simple lines of the chair.  Great art can keep your attention for a good while.  After a time, I have to get up and change chairs so I can admire the other chair.  It is different, has different wood, different lines, and tells a different story.  These chairs offer a beautiful place to come, rest, contemplate, converse, read and just be at peace because, of the mastery of the craftsman in honing a classic piece of art.  Thank you, Brian!"

    We did enter the Design in Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair in which we were a sponsor for 35 years.  We were awarded a Blue Ribbon for our chair! Very nice and that Chair is for sale at a discounted Summer Price.

    The Fair ends soon and the collection of woodworking on display is almost 300 pieces.. The show had been cancelled for 3 years because of COVID but it is now back and is very good. A must see when at the Fair.

    The lumber industry has been impacted by high prices, lack of inventory and other factors that makes the selection of premium lumber tough.  Bob Evans at Strata Forest Products in El Cajon has sure made it possible for us to continue building using the very best lumber!  In the pieces that we build, you will never find second grade lumber used.  Not many furniture stores can say that!

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    2022 Blue Ribbon Winner at the Design in Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair!  Curly Maple, Walnut and Leather from South America, blue ribbon shown in front of the chair!! Features a 5 position back & Includes the footstool.
    $3000 and Summer sale priced at $2500

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    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,

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    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Spring 2022

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    Well, it is Springtime, and the orange trees are in bloom. They smell so great!  Covid-19 may be on the way out if we stay diligent. I would like to introduce you to a new venture: My Son Chris and Tracey have started a new business called Earthwood Cutting Boards!  They have a store in Oak Glen. See them at 38480 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen CA 92399.  With 2 shops here in Escondido we have been producing these amazing cutting boards, charcuterie boards and special serving boards.

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    Be sure to visit their new Web page which is a work in process to review and order a great board follow this link… Website. We are on Instagram!!!! Follow #earthwoodcuttingboards and #oakglenmountain.

    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 the first time in 35 years, we are going to enter the Design In Wood Show at the Del Mar Fair.  We were a sponsor for all that time and not allowed to enter!!! This Chair & Footstool are made of curly maple and walnut with South American Leather. These pictures are of a chair that was made for Kevin & Debbie Svetich as the current chairs does not have photos as yet.

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    The curly maple is just stunning in the show chair, these pictures don’t show the great detail of Kevin’s chair which is just like the Show Chair.. If you are at the Fair this June be sure to visit the Design In Wood show to see some of the Countries best woodworking. The are over 350 entries this year!!!

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    Pat & Richard Custin’s twin Spindle Arm Morris Chairs finished in Ultrasuede 666

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    Here are pair of our Spindle Arm Morris Chair’s and Footstools for Pat & Richards home. The build was curly maple for the arms and frame and highly figured for the canted arms and rails. The legs were walnut along with the side slats. The back support was walnut and maple slats. The foot stool followed the same design.

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    People’s Choice Award Best in WOOD 2018

    Always nice to be recognized for your work. This was some time ago and one of my favorite Chairs.

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    Denis and Carolyn Royer Kitchen Table, curly maple top and black lacquer base

    "My table was delivered this morning and is exactly, perfectly correct for its place in the kitchen. As with the other comments, the craftsmanship, attention to detail, and design are "top drawer". Brian's creativity designed a table I had not even thought about... . the end result could not be better! He is going to build a curio cabinet for me after the first of the year!!"

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    An area for the San Diego Natural History Museum. Whale head and other creatures on display. Our now famous Couch and tables.

    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

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    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Christmas 2021

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    Covid-19 has impacted all our lives and has had a terrible impact on all business. We have slowed down just a bit, but business is still strong. We would like to take this time to express our profound thanks to all of our customers through the years. I keep a diary of every major piece that I have made through the years. It totals almost 300! Plus, there are almost 150 Chairs.

    This is the Murphy Manger. The first year that we were married my folks gave us the manger pieces that were made in Germany. No Manger, no tools, so I borrowed a jig saw. That was when apples and oranges were shipped in wooden crates. I found a crate behind a grocery store and alas my first wood working project was created! Comes out every year and graces our fireplace.

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    Then there is the Christmas Box. I forget how many of these we made - at least 20 for family and friends. But it has 2 amazing books in it. The first is The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans. First published in 1993 by Simon & Schuster and should be in everyone’s collection. Then our daughter Lisa said Dad you need to include A Christmas Story, written by Jean Shepherd and made into the great hilarious movie that we watch every year! The Boxes are made of quilted, curly Australian wood, red oak and black walnut and are loved by all that received them.

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    Through the years I have loved making Chairs! As a woodworker they are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to make and have them look great, fit well, last, not fall apart, and can be passed on to others. We have produced over 150 chairs and I have taught at American Sycamore Woodworking School in Indianapolis building another 25/30 chairs in a classroom session. We produce 4 styles of Morris Chairs which are truly American Classics: These include our California West Greene & Greene Chair, our Traditional Spindle Arm Chair, our award-winning Bow Arm Chair, and the California West Bow Arm Chair.

    We are finally hosting the WOOD A Furniture Show XII at the Escondido Arts Partnership in January 2022 through February 25!!! The chair that we were entering is the California West Green & Green Chair in curly maple and Tennessee cherry which is stunning.   If you are looking for that special Christmas Present we have it!!! WOOD is Back!!! New comment from Travis Good, President of the San Diego Fine Woodworkers!! A special thank you to Ron Goldman, Publisher of Woodworker West Magazine for the great support article and image for the show.. See the links from previous years and the 2020 show! This will be the First Major Show to take place in Southern California since Covid-19 has hit us.

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    California West Green & Green Chair in Curly Maple & Cherry

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    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

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    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Summer 2021

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    As we finish up with Summer for 2021, I would like to introduce you to a new venture. My Son Chris and Tracey have started a new business called Earthwood Cutting Boards! They have a store in Oak Glen. See them at 38480 Oak Glen Rd, Oak Glen CA 92399. With 2 shops we have been producing these amazing cutting boards, charcuterie boards and special serving boards.
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    ‍Be sure to visit their new Web page which is a work in process to review and order a great board follow this link. We are also on Instagram!!!!! Follow #earthwoodcuttingboards #oakglenmountain.

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

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    ‍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 in 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. $3200.00
    Summer Sale Price $2950.00
    This chair is in process and will be ready to deliver very soon!! Call to reserve yours!

    I thought you might be interested in seeing how we build a chair. The following shows the machining and assembly of this chair…

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    Bow arm laminated glue up to shape the bowed arm

    Side assembly and bow arms drilled

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    Blacker leg indent shaped all 4 sides

    Cloud lift detail & the Blacker detail

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    Front & rear stretchers and
    the arms installed

    Side view of arms installed

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    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 page at the Gallery Section - Click Here to see the really different collections that we make.

    If you have any questions, give us a call!

    For Living Rooms Click Here For Dining Rooms Click Here
    For Bedrooms Click Here For the Office Click Here

    Very Best,

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    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Spring 2021

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    Well, it is Springtime, and the orange trees are in bloom. They smell so great! Covid-19 may be on the way out if we stay diligent, wear a mask, and get your shots. This month I would like to introduce you to a beautiful piece that I did for a young couple here in Escondido. This unit is 16” deep and 72” long. The case is in three sections with a wine rack in the middle. The two side doors have raised radius inset panels. The wine rack is canted. All of the drawers have hand cut dovetails and are lined with red felt. There are inlaid cherry butterfly keys in the top. The glass is 3/8” tempered glass to protect the top from hot plates.

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

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    Hand cut dovetails & the drawers are lined with red felt

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    Test fit of the Wine Bottle!

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    All assembled and ready for finish and hardware

    Curtis & Kerrigan wrote: We are delighted and honored to have your custom pieces of art in our home! You are a true artist and we absolutely love sharing our family moments in front of your spectacular craftsmanship. When we dreamed up a custom wine rack buffet with impossible dimensions and space constraints, you came through and nailed it! When we had an outdated empty media niche and a fireplace project where we needed a custom mantle…again you were there! Spectacular finished products all 3 and we couldn’t be happier with the experience in working with you from sketches on paper to fully realized showroom quality finished pieces. It is always our pleasure getting to tell friends and family who admire them about Murphy’s Fine Woodworking. As long as you are still designing and building custom furniture, Curtis and I will have fun thinking about what our next furniture adventure with Brian Murphy will be! With our highest regard and most complete satisfaction, Thank you.

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    This was the largest project that we have done. 24 pieces for a great Valley Center home!!

    Jon & Susan wrote: When we began to look for dining room and living room furniture, we had 3 criteria in mind: quality, reasonable price, and local production. In Brian Murphy, of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking, we found everything we were looking for, and more. Brian is more than a woodworker who makes furniture; he is an artist with a refined eye for detail. Each piece was hand-crafted of superior quality and exquisite detail. For our project, he used quarter-sawn oak to give a spectacular grain pattern then handpicked the pieces with the most distinctive grain to use in the most visible areas of each piece. The drawers of our bedroom dresser were made from the same piece of oak and the grain pattern flows continuously across the dresser. We were so impressed with the Mission style living room and dining room furniture Brian made for us, that we commissioned him to make a bedroom set, as well. We now have 24 family heirlooms and beautiful pieces of “art” throughout our home. We love the furniture and we loved working with Brian.

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    My favorite dining table for 10.! 12 in a pinch…

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    Beautiful chairs that fit perfectly.

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    This TV Unit has glass shelves and anchors a 80” TV …

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    Ready to move in place the TV is 80” wide

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    Assembly of the case and the doors
    The shelves have glass inserts

    Cindy & Kevin wrote: We are very happy with the work done on our TV Buffet. It is a beautiful addition to our new home. The craftsmanship is outstanding. We really appreciate the care and detail Brian put into it. We will cherish this piece for years to come.

     

    If you have any questions, give us a call!

    Very Best,

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    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Winter 2021

    Murphys Fine Woodworking

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    Covid-19 has impacted all our lives and has had a terrible impact on all business. We have slowed down just a bit, but business is still strong. We would like to take this time to express our profound thanks to all of our customers through the years. I keep a diary of every major piece that I have made through the years. It totals almost 300! Plus, there are almost 100 Chairs.

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

    This chair and footstool are just a beautiful combo that fits any room... The legs are solid cherry and feature the Blacker Leg Indent Detail from Charles Greene from 1907-09. The Cloud Lift Detail of side stretchers in 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: 4" high by 36" wide and 42" deep.  $3,200.00

    Winter Sale Price $2800.00
    We will pay the Sales Tax!!!
    Call me for FREE delivery and Specials 760 743-6923

    Custom Cherry Wall Unit
    Developed and installed for a local Escondido Couple..!

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    Custom Cherry Wall Unit

    ‍Installed with the stone top

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    ‍In construction, drawers just installed

    The piece is constructed of prime cherry with framed drawers. Those 2 center glass doors have 1 ½” bevel glass. The remote lighting is controlled by a “Harry Potter” remote wizard wand (switch)!! The shelves in the glass fronts all have glass inserts so the 3 stage lighting shines through. All the drawers have beautiful dovetails and hidden Hettich hardware which makes them self-closing.

    Spindle Arm Morris Chair

    Northern California Mountain cabin with our Spindle Arm Morris Chair & Ottoman, Mission Coffee Table, Mission Couch, and Mission Small Side Table. All in Green leather and Quartersawn red oak.

    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

    signature

    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Christmas 2020

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    Murphys Fine Woodworking

    Covid-19 has impacted all our lives and has had a terrible impact on all business. We have slowed down just a bit, but business is still strong. We would like to take this time to express our profound thanks to all of our customers through the years.  I keep a diary of every major piece that I have made through the years. It totals almost 300!  Plus there are almost 100 Chairs.

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    This is the Murphy Manger. The first year that we were married my folks gave us the manger pieces that were made in Germany. No Manger, no tools, so I borrowed a jig saw. That was when apples and oranges were shipped in wooden crates. I found a crate behind a grocery store and alas my first wood working project was created! Comes out every year and graces our fireplace.

    Then there is the Christmas Box. I forget how many of these we made - at least 20 for family and friends. But it has 2 amazing books in it. The first is The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans. First published in 1993 by Simon & Schuster and should be in everyone’s collection. Then our daughter Lisa said Dad you need to include A Christmas Story, written by Jean Shepherd and made into the great hilarious movie that we watch every year! The Boxes are made of quilted, curly Australian wood, red oak and black walnut and are loved by all that recieved them.

    christmas box

    Through the years I have loved making Chairs! As a woodworker they are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to make and have them look great, fit well, last, not fall apart, and can be passed on to others. We have produced over 70 chairs and I have taught at American Sycamore Woodworking School in Indianapolis building another 25/30 chairs in a classroom session. We produce 4 styles of Morris Chairs which are truly American Classics: These include our California West Greene & Greene Chair, our Traditional Spindle Arm Chair, our award-winning Bow Arm Chair, and the California West Bow Arm Chair.

    Because of Covid-19, the WOOD A Furniture Show XII, at the Escondido Arts Partnership has been cancelled. The chair that we were building for that show is now available for Sale.. It is the California West Green & Green Chair in curly maple and Tennessee cherry which is stunning. If you are looking for that special Christmas Present we have it!!!

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    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

    signature

    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :: Website

  • Fall 2020

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    General Finishes

    This week for "Woodworker Wednesday", GF presents Brian Murphy of Murphy's Fine Woodworking! He sells a bold Mission-style line of furniture featuring dressers, desks, bed frames, chairs and more!

    Brian has been successfully designing and selling furniture since 1981 and has been recognized in numerous magazines for his unique line of furniture with its beautiful detailing and wonderful construction. The Bow Arm Morris Chair is one of his most popular items. It is known for its modern adaption of the work of the great furniture maker Gustav Stickley!

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    We are very proud to have been Featured on the General Finishes program!!! It’s kind of nice to be recognized for the Art/Work that we do. COVID-19 has hit us all very hard. We currently have a California West Greene & Greene Chair in process without a home. Call me if you are interested on a great Chair at a great price!

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    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

    signature

    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :: Website

  • Summer 2020

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    Today I had a real pleasant surprise! In the August issue of WOODWORKER’S JOURNAL, my California West Greene & Greene chair in Cherry and Curly Maple was featured. Just love this chair as it is a true work of Art and must be one of the most comfortable chairs that I make. We have one in process that is almost done as it was scheduled for entry into the Del Mar Fair, Design in Wood Show which has since been cancelled. We were a major sponsor of that Show for 30 years and never allowed to enter. But after we sold the business, they have been asking me every year to enter!!! If you are interested in a great deal on a chair let me know!!!

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    California West Greene & Greene Chair

    This chair and footstool are a new 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 of side stretchers in 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 by36” wide and 42” deep.    $3200.00

    Summer Sale Price $2950.00
    Call me for FREE delivery and Specials 760 743-6923

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    This was just delivered and installed. This piece functions as a room divider. Select and prime alder raised panel doors and those with glass have 1 ½” bevel glass. The remote lighting is controlled by a “Harry Potter” remote wizard wand (switch)!! The back is the mirror image of the front less the drawers. The shelves in the glass fronts all have glass inserts so the 3 stage lighting shines through. Self-closing doors on all and the drawers with beautiful dovetails have hidden Hettich hardware which is also self-closing. The top is perfectly flat thanks to our new 44” wide belt sander!!! The handsome young man is my Grandson Noah, who for the past 2 months has assisted in the build and installation!!


    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

    signature

    Post Office Box 300100 / Escondido, CA92030 / 760 743-6923
    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :: Website

  • Winter 2020

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    I have a chair at the WOOD XI, A Furniture Show at the Escondido Arts Partnership at the corner of Juniper and Grand. There is over $130,000 worth of great furniture on display!!  Stop by when you have time. Murphy’s Fine Woodworking has special prices on some amazing pieces & chairs this winter. Each piece is custom designed and crafted to your specifications.  You will get to participate in the process by selecting wood, finish and fabrics.  Stop by the shop and watch the progress of your piece as it comes to life.  This is quality workmanship at its finest!

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

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    California West Greene & Greene Chair

    This chair and footstool are a new 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 of side stretchers in 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 by36” wide and 42” deep.    $3200.00

    Winter Sale Price $2950.00

    I thought you might be interested in seeing how we build a chair.   The following shows the machining and assembly of this chair…

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    Bow arm laminated glue up to
    shape the bowed arm
    Side assembly and bow arms drilled
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    Blacker leg indent shaped all 4 sides Cloud lift detail & the Blacker detail
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    Laser California West
    Greene & Greene detail
    Assembled side ready for cross stretchers
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    Front & rear stretchers and
    the arms installed
    Side view of arms installed
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    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 page at the Gallery Section 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,

    signature

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  • Christmas 2019

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    We would like to take this time to express our profound thanks to all of our customers through the years, I keep a diary of every major piece that I have made through the years. It totals almost 300! And then there are almost 100 Chairs. I am a busy guy with just an amazing client base here in Escondido, Southern California and other parts of our great country.

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    This is the Murphy Manger. The first year that we were married my folks gave us the manger pieces that were made in Germany. No Manger, no tools, so I borrowed a jig saw and that was when apples and oranges were shipped in wooden crates. Found a crate behind a grocery store and alas my first wood working project was created! Comes out every year and graces our fireplace.

    Then there is the Christmas Box. I forget how many of these we made - at least 20 for family and friends. But it has 2 amazing books in it. The first is The Christmas Box, by Richard Paul Evans. First published in 1993 by Simon & Schuster and should be in everyone’s collection. Then our daughter Lisa said Dad you need to include A Christmas Story, written by Jean Shepherd and made into the great hilarious movie that we watch every year! The Boxes are made of quilted, curly Australian wood, red oak and black walnut and are loved by all that got them.

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    Through the years I have loved making Chairs! As a woodworker they are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to make and have them look great, fit well, last, not fall apart, and can be passed on to others. We have produced over 70 chairs and I have taught at American Sycamore Woodworking School in Indianapolis building another 25/30 chairs in a classroom session. We produce 4 styles of Morris Chairs which are truly American Classics; Our California West Greene & Greene Chair, our Traditional Spindle Arm Chair, our award-winning Bow Arm Chair and the California West Bow Arm Chair.

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    Just a Little Christmas History and Humor…From my friend Don Zech who owns CDC Commercial Realty..    I borrowed this from his Christmas Newsletter!

    When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the Pre-Christmas pressure. Then Mrs. Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit, which stressed Santa even more.

    When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out. Heaven knows where. Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked, the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.

    Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drunk all the cider and hidden the liquor. In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider Jug, and it broke into hundreds of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.  He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end of the broom. Just then the doorbell rang, and an irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

    The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'

    And thus, began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.

    Not many people know this.

    Santa's List


    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 page at the Gallery Section 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

    Very Best,

    signature

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  • Fall 2019

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    Fall and Winter are great times to gather together inside (even in San Diego!), and to make those gatherings more comfortable, we have special prices on some amazing pieces. Each piece is custom designed and crafted to your specifications.  You will get to participate in the process by selecting wood, finish and leather/fabrics.  Stop by the shop and watch the progress of your piece as it comes to life. This is quality workmanship at its finest!

    We build Extraordinary Hand-Crafted Furniture for your Extraordinary Home.  Take a look at what we are crafting now, then give us a call to chat about your dreams …

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

    This chair and footstool are a new 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 of side stretchers and the front, back in Curly Maple create a stunning profile for the design.  The arms are laminated Curly Maple and carefully chosen for the best grain pattern.  All the pieces are assembled with mortise and tenon joinery.  The design for the side, center section was sized to fit the panel and it was laser cut. This chair design is strongly influenced by the brothers, Charles & Henry Greene.  The leather is from Argentina and is a perfect match to the wood colors. We produce 4 different chairs in the Morris style.

    Size: 40” high by36” wide and 42” deep

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    For the matching couch, we are starting from this frame, making it a bit bigger with a third cushion. The adjustable back will be slightly modified, as well, and it should be a stunning matching pair for their living room.

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    Mission Couch and Settle

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    If you like having your furniture start conversations, this couch - with its loose cushions - matches our chairs and coffee table for our living room collection. Using Quartersawn Red Oak for the top arm and the sides makes this a very striking piece. The corbels on the side balance the design. The fine Italian leather makes a perfect touch.

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    Back view of the couch with the spindles enables the couch to sit anywhere in the room and can act as a room divider.

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    This settle is designed to match the Mission Couch and adds the footstool to balance the chair. The Quartersawn Red Oak is stunning. The design has Quadralinear leg post construction which is four boards mitered and glued to best display the Oak’s ray flake which seems to wrap around the leg. The fine Italian leather makes a perfect touch.


    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 page at the Gallery Section 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

    Very Best,

    signature

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    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Spring 2019

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    It's been a busy winter, making beautiful furniture, getting ready for my year in the barrel at Escondido Sunrise Rotary and curating the tenth annual Wood: A Furniture Show at the Escondido Arts Parnership! And while, normally, I don't like to "toot my own horn", I'd like to share the following article from the Escondido Times Advocate (3/15/19):

    Not An Overnight Success Story

    Brian Henry David Murphy is a custom woodworker. His focus is on custom-built furniture, largely in the Arts and Crafts style.

    When Brian builds a chair or other furniture, he selects the perfect board, not pieces like a large store manufacturer might use but the perfect board that will showcase the finished project. For example, the grain pattern found in the arms of a bow arm chair are usually quite striking and can make each chair unique, one of a kind and highly desirable.

    Like most successful businesses, Murphy’s Fine Furniture is not an overnight success story. 

    Brian owned The Cutting Edge, a woodworking retail store from 1980 through 1989. He first started building custom furniture while running The Cutting Edge. The first piece was a butcher block mobile kitchen unit built with a hard rock maple top, birch sides and walnut sliding doors with dovetails. 

    In his diary, Brian keeps a diary recording every piece he has ever made, this is piece number 001. 

    Brian has been designing furniture since 1981 and has become recognized as a leader in the Arts and Crafts design discipline, having received numerous local, regional and national awards. 

    For nearly thirty years Brian also sold furniture design woodworking plans nationwide, through his company, American Furniture Design.

    This included printing a 68-page catalog describing the plans and support products that was bulk mailed nationally. One day Brian remembers a call from a lady back east. She had his catalog, was calling in her order for all kinds of plans and wanted to know when the truck would arrive to deliver her furniture and did he know that she lived on the third floor and how would Brian’s delivery guys manage to get all the furniture up the stairs. 

    A few years ago, Brian and his spouse Nancy sold the plan company to Lee Valley Tools in Canada who continue to market the plans worldwide.

    Let me introduce Brian’s partner, his Indian princess of 54 years, Nancy Darlene Bearskin Murphy.

    It was 1963. Brian reluctantly went on a blind date his sister had arranged. Turns out, it was love at first sight. He fell in love with Nancy and asked her to marry him.

    Brian was then in the Air Force and he arranged to meet Nancy’s father, a famous Air Force colonel, a man that was a captain in the Jolly Rodgers of South Pacific fame (a fighter squadron in the U.S. Navy in WWII and the subject of a book) in his office to ask for the colonel’s daughters hand in marriage. Brian remembers haltingly making his intentions known, only to be met with the colonel’s complete silence and a long, hard look. ”The bride price is five Indian ponies” the colonel said.

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    Brian nearly collapsed wondering where he could possibly find five Indian ponies!

    Leaford Bearskin (Nancy’s father) later became Chief of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma. Chief Bearskin was recognized as American Indian of the Year during the Reagan administration.

    Brian resides in Escondido with his wife Nancy. They have two children and three grandchildren.

    Like many successful business owners, the Murphy’s give back to their community through their involvement with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce (Brian is a past chairman of the board, Nancy a long time ambassador,) Escondido Sunrise Rotary (Brian is the incoming president,) The Escondido Arts Partnership (Brian is a board member and the founder of the fabulously successful Annual Wood show.)


    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 page at the Gallery Section 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

    Very Best,

    signature

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    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Fall 2018

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    In our last Newsletter we talked about making chairs and we shared pictures of a few that we have made. There are 2 examples of pictures of chairs made here in a teaching program. One was made by our grandson, Noah, and the other was made by Rorie Johnston, CEO of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. I’ll let you pick out the pictures!

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    Through the years I have loved making Chairs! As a woodworker they are one of the most difficult pieces of furniture to make. The goal is to have them look great, fit well, last and not fall apart, so they may be passed on to others. Through the years we have produced over 50 chairs. Also, I have taught at American Sycamore Woodworking School in Indianapolis where we built another 25-30 chairs in a classroom setting.

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    We produce 4 styles of Morris Chairs which are truly American Classics; Our California West Greene & Greene Chair, our Traditional Spindle Arm Chair, our award-winning Bow Arm Chair and the California West Bow Arm Chair.

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    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 new web page at the Gallery Section 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

    Very Best,

    signature

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    2243 Mountain View Drive / Escondido CA 92027
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  • Summer 2018

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    As our Southern California Summer starts I am excited about the collection of chairs that I have produced for Great Customers locally and across our country.  This Newsletter is about a bit of history about my chairs.  Through the years we have produced over 50 chairs and I have taught at American Sycamore Woodworking School in Indianapolis building another 25/30 chairs in a classroom session.  We produce 4 styles of Morris Chairs which are truly American Classics; Our California West Greene & Greene Chair, our Traditional Spindle Arm Chair, our award-winning Bow Arm Chair and the California West Bow Arm Chair.

    I have just sold a chair for Summer time. New chairs in process will be our new Greene & Greene chair, the Traditional Bow Arm, the Spindle Arm and the California West Bow Arm.   You get to participate in the process by selecting wood, finish and leather or fabrics.  Stop by the shop and watch the progress of your piece as it comes to life.  This is quality workmanship at its finest!

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

    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 methods, with no short cuts, I can deliver to you a piece of furniture built to last for generations….”

    In the near future, I plan to open a student teaching program to build one of my chairs in a week-long class.  If you are interested, please give us a call for more information.  Rather than 10/12 people as I did at American Sycamore, the class will be limited to 2 students at a time.

    Very best,

    signature

    Brian H Murphy

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    morris spindle 200Spindle Arm Morris Chair mission settle 200Mission Settle mission couch 200Mission Couch in Leather & Coffee Table
    morris bow maple 200Bow Arm Morris Chair in Curly Maple mission buffet 200Mission Buffet morris spindle maple 200Spindle Arm Morris Chair in Curly Maple
    mission spirit 200Mission Wine & Spirits Cabinet mission side walnut 200Mission Sideboard in Walnut contemp curio200Mission Contemporary Curio Cabinet
    rollRoll Top Desk in Oak lib table 200Library Table Desk shaker end 200Shaker End Table
    mag 200Cover of Fine Woodworking
    33 Best Designs in 20 years!!!!
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  • Spring 2018

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    I have just started a run of four chairs for Springtime. They will be our new Greene & Greene chair, the Traditional Bow Arm, the Spindle Arm and the California West Bow Arm.   You can get to participate in the process by selecting wood, finish and leather or fabrics.  Stop by the shop and watch the progress of your piece as it comes to life.  This is quality workmanship at its finest!

     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 new web page at the Gallery Section 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

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

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    This chair and footstool are a new 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 of side stretchers in 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 by36” wide and 42” deep.   Special Spring Sale Price $2,500.00

    Traditional Spindle Arm Morris Chair

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    This Chair is a direct reflection of the work done by William Morris in England in the early 1900’s. We have taken a bit of our own design to make it modern. This chair and the Bow Arm Chair feature quadralinear leg post construction. These posts have 4 quartersawn boards mitered and then glued. This construction technique best displays the oak’s ray flake which seems to wrap around the leg. The Chair is shown in red leather, ultra-suede and cloth.

    Size: 40” high by 36” wide and 42” deep   Special Spring Sale Price $2,400.00

    Award Winning Bow Arm Morris Chair

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    Our design of this chair was featured on the cover of Fine Woodwoking’s new book on the 33 Best Furniture Projects! When asked, I will say that we have done close to 50 of these Chairs in the last 30 years. A great comfortable chair. Shown in 2 colors of leather and Ultra-suede.

    Size: 40” high by 36” wide and 42” deep    Special Spring Sale Price $2,400.00

    California West Bow Arm Morris Chair

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    Using Cherry from Tennessee and quarter sawn red oak from the Indiana area we have designed a contemporary rendition of our award wining Bow Arm Chair. All our chairs have a 5-position back adjustment.

    Size: 40” high by 36” wide and 42” deep    Special Spring Sale Price $2,500.00

    We have had requests from customers about reducing the size of the chairs. We custom fit many chairs to fit the stature of the buyer. Just a bit less deep and slightly narrower to fit the customer perfectly. If you have any questions just give me a call.

    Very Best,

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  • Winter 2018

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    I just finished a really beautiful chair that is on display at WOOD IX, A Furniture Show at the Escondido Arts Partnership at the corner of Juniper and Grand. There is over $130,000 worth of great furniture on display!!  Stop by when you have time.

    We have special prices on some amazing pieces this winter. Each piece is custom designed and crafted to your specifications.  You will get to participate in the process by selecting wood, finish and fabrics.  Stop by the shop and watch the progress of your piece as it comes to life.  This is quality workmanship at its finest!

    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 new web page at the Gallery Section 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

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

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    This chair and footstool are a new 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 of side stretchers in 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 by36” wide and 42” deep.   Winter Sale Price $3200.00

    This Chair is currently at the Escondido Arts Partnership in the WOOD A Furniture Show IX and you can see it on display and sit in it. The Gallery is at 262 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA92025.
    Phone760 480 4101

    Mission Contemporary Night Stand

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    This striking contemporary Arts & Crafts design complements our Mission Contemporary Dresser & Bed. The eight slats in the sides and the tapered legs lend the piece a striking stance. We installed butterfly keys in the top. The small drawer is side hung with half blind dovetails.

    Dimensions: 24" high by 24" wide and 18" deep.   Winter Sale Price $850.00 || Special Sale price for 2 $1500.00

    Contemporary Curio Cabinet

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    This curio cabinet complements the balance of the Contemporary Mission Line. The tapered legs with select boards for the very best grain have a striking effect on the piece. The glass doors and the side have the mullions attached. There are 3 polished glass shelves and the case is lighted with 3 stage touch lighting. The Curio cabinet is a striking piece when done.

    Size: 70” high by 44 “wide and 16” deep.   Winter Sale Price $2400.00

    California West Buffet & Wine Storage

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    This buffet is designed for the Wine Lover and makes a perfect piece to assist with a buffet style dinner. Solid raised panel doors, and the center storage section holds 35 bottles of your special wine. There are also three drawers with hand cut dovetails lined with green or red felt along with solid brass hardware. The top is 1 1/8” thick with inlaid cherry butterfly keys in the glue lines for a stunning contrast. We also can have an optional shatter proof glass top made to protect for hot dishes as shown in the picture..

    Winter Sale Prices Alder $2,500 as shown || Quarter-Sawn Red Oak $2,900 || Cherry $2,900

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    If you have any questions just give me a call

    Very Best,

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  • Fall 2017

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    We would like to share our Fall Sale Program which includes 3 new designs for our product line including the California West Bookcase & Display Cabinet, the California West Love Seat and the California West Greene & Greene Chair.  Pictures and description of each of these pieces are attached.  With the holidays coming perhaps you have envisioned that custom piece that would fit in that perfect space of your home.  This could be the time to make that dream a realization.

    Each piece is custom designed and crafted to your specifications.  You will get to participate in the process by selecting wood, finish and fabrics.  Stop by the shop and watch the progress of your piece as it comes to life.  This is quality workmanship at its finest!

    Many of you know my wife, Nancy Murphy, has recently retired from CDC Commercial and has just joined me in the design and marketing for my business.  I encourage you to contact Nancy or me to discuss your design needs.

    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 new web page at the Gallery Section 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

    October 2017

    California West Bookcase & Display Cabinet

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    This case is made with quarter-sawn red oak, and highly figured for the top. The top is 1 1/8” thick and has inlaid cherry butterfly keys along the glue lines. The doors have special antique sand cast glass which are divided by wooden mullions. The hardware are bronze pulls and the interior has two wooden shelves that are adjustable with glass inserts. The right side of the case will have a glass open side and so will the left. The left side will have two ½” polished glass shelves that are open to the front and are adjustable.

    Size: 68” long by 38” high and 16 ½” deep    Call for Special Fall Pricing

    California West Love Seat

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    This Love Seat with its loose cushions matches our Morris Chairs.  Using Quarter sawn white or red oak for the arms and the sides makes this a very striking piece.  The corbels on the sides balance the design.  The legs have 4 quartersawn oak boards mitered and then glued.  This construction technique best displays the oak’s ray flake which seems to wrap around the leg.  Covered in Italian leather.

    Size:  65” wide, 40” high, and 42” deep.  Fall Sale Price $4500.00

    California West Greene & Greene Chair

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    This chair and footstool are a new 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 of side stretchers create a stunning profile for the design.  All the pieces are assembled with mortise and tenon joinery and they are plugged with ebony pins. This design style set the standard for the Greene & Greene which was established by the brothers Charles & Henry Greene.  The leather is from Argentina and we have a selection of colours to match your décor.

    Size: 40” high by36” wide and 42” deep.  Fall Sale Price $2895.00

     

    If you have any questions just give me a call

    Very Best,

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