CUSTOM FURNITURE

While I have a number of pre-designed pieces in my shop, I often do custom work.  Custom can mean anything from changing a few dimensions on a piece so it is a better fit for your space, to some of the more involved pieces you see below.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

 

ADJUSTABLE PIANO BENCH

Mahogany, with leather top

I no longer work in tropical hardwoods, but this piece was made from leftover bits from my days as a custom window maker. The top is vat dyed Connolly leather (the kind found in Rolls Royce and Bentley automobiles, this a leftover piece form my father's restoration of an Armstrong Siddeley) and the legs have solid bronze ferules. I made it to match a small grand piano that had been lovingly rebuilt for a local church. Fine height adjustments are made with the knurled disc, large adjustments are made with the brass knob underneath.

 

BARB AND RUSS' ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Cherry with soft maple interior panels.

My neighbors Russ and Barb were the main driving force behind bringing our communal road up to town standards and persuading the town to take it over (ie its maintenance). I made this for them as a thank you.

Front
Left front
Left rear
 

SEWING CENTER

In Cherry

This sewing center is based on a design published by a popular magazine. The original was an exercise in plywood; this is an exercise in frame and panel construction, mortice and tenon joinery, and hand cut dovetailed drawers. The Singer machine was inherited by the recipient of the piece, and while old, is still newer than my Singer treadle with the moving bobbin...

 

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Chris Lumley
204 Crosley Way
Putney VT 05346

Contact

802-451-8880

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