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Colonial Queen Anne Furniture, Windsor chairs

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Colonial, Queen Anne, and Windsor Chair MAIN

JAMES
BECKER

JASON
BREEN

JOE
BREZNICK

TIMOTHY
CLARK

PAUL
DONIO

TODD
EXTER

ROBERT
FLETCHER

BOB
GASPERETTI

MATTHEW
HEALEY

WILLIAM
LABERGE

MARIO
MESSINA

DAN
MOSHEIM

SAM
NORRIS

SANDRA
PEARL

CHARLES
SHACKLETON

DAVID
SPERO

WALT
STANLEY

TIMOTHY
WAITE

JAY
WHITEHAIR

WILSON
WOODWORKING

 

 

 

Cannonball Bed

Classic design with a contemporary feel. Heavy 4" thick posts gracefully turned. Headboard posts 48" or 54" tall. Footboard posts can be 33", 48", or 54" tall. Choice of headboard styles.

 

BOB GASPERETTI

Hand-crafted, custom built furniture in the Shaker and Arts & Crafts design. Exquisite hardwoods meticulously placed combined with traditional joinery yeild one-of-a-kind family heirlooms. Since 1979. Commissions welcomed.

Mt Tabor Avenue
PO Box 242
Danby Village
Vermont 05739
(802) 293-5195
Fax:(802) 293-5494
bob@gasperetti.com
http://www.gasperetti.com

My interest in woodworking began at a very early age. I grew up on Long Island where, after a harried week in Manhattan, my father would unwind on the weekends by teaching me woodworking in the basement workshop.

In pursuing my love of wood, I enrolled in the Industrial Arts and Design program at Oswego State College in New York. Upon graduation I moved to southern Vermont where I supplemented my high school teaching salary by making and selling hand crafted, high quality furniture.

Convinced that there was an appreciation and a market for my work, I left teaching in 1983 to pursue my dream full time.

Most of my modern furniture designs are inspired by Shaker, Mission and Arts and Crafts furniture, believing that simple, functional furniture crafted with quality materials, integrity and pride will yield a timeless piece that will be passed down from generation to generation.

All pieces are made of solid hardwoods with cherry, walnut and figured maples being the woods of choice. I take great pride in the selection of the wood and the time-consuming placement and matching of the grains and color. This cumbersome task of hand selecting often allows me to use boards from the same tree to complete a piece.

Traditional joinery is a major component... mortise & tenon, dovetails, sliding dovetails... joinery that hasn't changed since the 19th century.

No two pieces are alike. While the dimensions may be identical, the characteristics of the wood are clearly distinguishable to the eye making each piece a one-of-a-kind work of art. This sort of "identity" is what sets my custom built furniture apart from all others.

My work is on display at my studio/showroom in Danby as well as the three Vermont State Craft Galleries and various art and craft shows throughout New England. I live with my wife, Cheryl and our two children, Emily and Matthew in Mount Tabor, Vermont where the "hands-on" testing of furniture takes place.

 


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