Constance J. Larsen: Walnut Dining Table & African Mahogany Buffet
Brian Murphy has built several pieces of furniture for me. The most recent pieces are a beautiful nook dining table and a monster buffet/sidebar. To say I am pleased with the furniture would be an understatement. What I always find amazing about Brian’s work, is his ability to bring artistry to a piece of furniture without compromising the functionality of the furniture. I know I will be contacting Brian again when I need the next piece of exquisite furniture.
California Center for the Arts, Wendy Wilson Gibson:
When I needed a custom sculpture, pedestal made for the Niki de Saint Phalle exhibition at the CCAE museum, I called Murphy's Fine Woodworking. The 12-foot-long pedestal was made in 2 connecting pieces. The pedestal, in the shape of a snake, holds 5 sculptures. Brian knows everything about wood, so he knew how to bend the wood for curves. He is fast too. I love working with Murphy's Fine Woodworking.
Kevin & Debbie Svetich: Bow Arm Morris Chair
We recently added Brian’s Bow Arm Chair to our small collection of one of a kind, extraordinary fine furniture. Our chair is of curly maple and walnut with a beautifully crafted leather back rest, cushion and Foot Stool. The master has brought out the natural beauty of the wood grains and the construction of the chair is flawless.This is truly a work of art, and we love it! Thank you... Brian
My husband and I are the fortunate owners of two beautiful handcrafted pieces of furniture by Brian Murphy! We had our wonderful craftsman chair and ottoman for several years before we commissioned Brian to make a table to fit into a long but narrow space in our kitchen. As an artist myself, I knew I wanted something special and Brian was the only person I considered for this project. We went from a round table seating 4 that took up a wide amount of room no one could get past, to a perfectly sized long table that seats 12 and gives us more room to move around it.
Brian was the consummate professional from the time he came out to measure, suggest materials all the way through to the creation and final delivery. His easy going and knowledgeable manner are the perfect blend of customer service and style. Our Brian Murphy table is the place in our home where our family and friends gather - we always get compliments and are so proud to give out Brian’s name as the creator of our magnificent table!
Kevin & Debbie Svetich: Brian delivered the second piece of furniture he made for us this weekend! It matches our Southwest Book case he made for us in 2012. It is perfect! The detail of the craftsmanship is superior. The creativity Brian has for his work is fantastic. The pride he puts into his work definitely shows!!! We absolutely love this piece of furniture. It is a wonderful addition to our new home in Valley Center.
Lori & Tim 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!