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Colonial Queen Anne Furniture, Windsor chairs

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Colonial Tavern Table.

This is an example of a period piece suitable for a desk, kitchen table, or a library table. This table was made from some wonderfluly figured Tiger Maple that has been stored in a barn in Vermont for over 40 years. Perfect for creating that vintage look and feel; further enhanced by an 8-step staining and finishing process that gives the piece a rich patina with a durable soft luster. I have used techniques in keeping with the period, such as pined mortise and tenon joinery, hand cut dovetail drawers, and hand planed surfaces. Dimensions: 60"L, 37"W, 29"T. Call for pricing, timing, and shipping quote.

Photographed by Richard Frutchey

Closeup on leg
Closeup on wood

MARIO MESSINA

Furniture as a union of function and art.
Commissions welcomed.

PO Box 181, 28 River Street
Windsor, Vermont 05089
Phone 802-674-2224
Email mario.messina@valley.net

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As a designer craftsman I see furniture making as an opportunity to explore the union of function and art. I want to create furniture that is a joy to live with, will last for many generations and grow in value. I draw my inspiration from nature as well as other woodworkers, architects, and period styles. I see furniture as an expression of our relationship to the natural world in the context of our home environment.

My career in woodworking began in 1983 in Roseburg, Oregon, where I apprenticed in a small cabinet shop for three years. In 1987 I opened my own woodworking shop in Vermont. Over the years my work has progressed into studio furniture making, which has always been my dream.

In addition to running a full time furniture studio in Windsor, Vermont I am also a part time woodworking instructor at Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center.

—Mario Messina

 


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