Greg B. Smith Furniture yellow baryellow bar

My ambition is to create furniture of enduring style and presence; furniture with a quality perhaps best described as personality. The creation of a piece proceeds in an open ended way, from sketches, to full sized studies, to the actual piece, without a rigid blueprint. Ideas solidify, the wood has a chance to speak, and unique details arise as the piece grows; features that might have been impossible to predetermine. Inherent in mastering and employing this way of working is a certain pride in being part of a lineage of fine craftsmen.

I work much as my predecessors did; with well honed hand tools and simple machines; maintaining a close relationship to my materials. The feel and smell and weight of wood comforts me.