Furniture is more than an object;
it is a table where family meals will be shared,
a bed where your children will grow,
or a bench where you will rest.
My Furniture transcends it’s function;
Here, stories are made
by the hands of an expert craftsman,
creating something that will last a lifetime.
From the initial milling of lumber to the final coat of finish, the art of furniture-making is one of patience and skill.
In my shop I spend countless hours ensuring that my work is not only well designed and impeccably crafted, but also inherently beautiful.
To me, a piece’s aesthetic is as important as its construction; the former creates conversation while the latter perpetuates it.
a passion pursued
In May of 2016 I graduated from architecture school with a mountain of loan debt and a passion for design. Soon after graduation I found a job at a local architecture firm where I worked to pursue a career and pay down my student loans. However, I soon realized that a desk job wasn’t for me, so nine months into my “career” (and after I made my last loan payment) I left.
With a few bucks and a big vision to pursue my childhood passion, I setup shop in the basement of my parents log home and began building custom furnishings once again.
I founded Drake Woodworking on the notion of making furniture into more than an object, but an experience. Here, I merge my architectural sensitivities with fine craft to create pieces that transcend their function and transform their spaces.
Love this table you made for us. Not a day goes by (when we’re here) that we don’t truly appreciate your creation. Thank you!
-Kim & Garrett H.