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began woodworking at a boatyard in Friendship, Maine and my
training continued for five more years while employed by Thos
Moser Cabinetmakers, then of New Gloucester, Maine. Since
January of 1987 I have been on my own making all manner of
furniture for homes and offices.
you see pictured are representative, a cross-section of my
custom work. I also have a small line of furniture that I
have labeled "Ming Shaker" due to the two major
design details incorporated into these items. You can view
more of the custom work at my website: www.jasbecker.com.
Soon you will be able to view the complete (to date) "Ming
Shaker" line of furniture at a URL to be announced. The
items you see pictured here include a Biedermeier-inspired
Dining Table. The owner called in 1999 and asked whether I
could make something in this style; she had an antique sideboard,
an original Beidermeier piece, which she wanted to compliment
with a large table. The result of close to a year of correspondence
is a 9-foot by 5-foot oval table veneered with maple and mappa
burl. The tabletop is actually a sandwich of honeycomb cardboard,
Baltic birch plywood and a laminated solid maple side band.
This construction made the sections lighter in weight and
is my Spindle Bed. One of my best selling items, it was inspired
by much of the work I did while an employee of Thos. Moser.
It is available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes; this
is a queen. Visit my website: www.jasbecker.com
where you can learn the dimensions and the most recent prices.
Click on the "STYLES" icon and scroll down until
you see the entry for "Spindle Bed." Click on the
green words to see the photo again.
Chairs and Mr. Paine's Standing Desk were designed for different
lawyers in the same firm. I have designed and supplied furniture
for five members of this large office and hope to do more
in the future. More information on these items is also available
Again, click on the "STYLES" icon and scroll down
until you see the entry for "TLB Chairs" and or
"Mr. Paine's Standing Desk." Click on the green
words to see the corresponding photos.
enjoy the work I do and would be happy to work with you to
build one of the pieces pictured or something entirely different.
Call, e-mail or stop by and we can discuss your particular
needs. I am happy to provide drawings and or a quote for your
inspection. Please call ahead before visiting. I often work
alone and can be absent at any particular moment. I wouldn't
want you to travel the distance for naught. Directions to
my shop are available on my website.