More than twenty years since I started calling myself a furniture maker and I'm still learning and enjoying the work.
Most of my work is commissions and I like working with my customers to design and build what they want. Then occasionally, when I can fit it in, I build something on speck; these pieces are usually the more challenging.

I strive to make my pieces to look clean and crisp, with simple lines. By book-matching wood I use symmetry to create a sense of harmony. I try to include curves for visual interest and make all the pulls and handles myself. Usually furniture performs a function and needs to work well both mechanically and esthetically. Behind the simple looks is the joiner work which ensures the heirloom quality that I believe my customers deserve and expect. I use dovetails wherever possible and mortise and tennon joinery when appropriate. Whilst most of my work uses time honored traditional woodworking techniques, I enjoy using new technology when it helps me do things that could not be done before. In a sense the creative process comes in two parts; first deciding what to build and then figuring out how to do it. I like both parts!

My shop looks out over the redwood forest just three miles from Hwy 128 at the north end of the Anderson Valley. Visitors are always welcome to come by. I usually have a few pieces in the showroom and I'm always ready to discuss a new project.

Give me a call,

(707) 895 3506
e-mail, anthony@mcn.org

To see more images and find out more please visit; www.leightonwoodwork.com



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