I constructed four of these benches for guest seating at the Wyck House Museum in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. I modeled them after some benches that the museum had commissioned in the 1960s, which had in turn been copied from a late nineteenth-century design.


I love building tables in this format! The old sewing machine bases are very solid, but are open and appear lighter than they really are. Tops can be customized with wood, tile or even stone, and can suit the décor in most any room in the house.

Wooden Box

A small wooden box ready for delivery to a client, who planned to use it as a coffee table/storage piece. The piece was built using construction lumber and nails salvaged from an 1886 New Jersey residence. Dimensions are approximately 14” wide by 28” long by 26” high.