Interview by Blackheart Cleveland

PD White furnituremaker

I am a furniture maker that specializes in custom made wood furniture. When people think of making a piece of furniture they often think that the process begins with finding the right piece of wood or having a thoroughly drawn out design. While these factors are important, I have come to realize over the last twenty years of creating furniture, that it is working with the client that is one of the most important aspects of the design process for me. The pieces I create are a conversation. They work not only as functional objects to sit on, eat off of, place books on etc, but as a communication between myself and the individual I am designing for. In working through this process I find that what is most important is the conversation the piece originates from; and ends with when the project is complete.

What I try to accomplish with my work is to make each piece singly for the person who it is designed for. I use wood that is harvested locally and is generally taken from trees that are being removed by the city or an individual homeowner. In this way I am able to use a local material for local customers.

Monday, March 16, 2015

the oval desk


Monday, September 6, 2010

norway maple live edge dining table

This table is 30 inches high, 40 wide and 95 inches long. It was crafted from reclaimed Norway maple with a live edge finish.

desk table

This work desk was crafted from spalten wood giving it a rich and colorful grain in a father and son project with my guidance. I recently met the young man by chance in Lakewood and he spontaneously mentioned how happy he was with the piece that he had made for himself......

Silver maple table

This dining table is a new take on the classic tressle desgin - but it is inverted, giving the table a light, floating look. It is very stable due to the cross wood which takes up the lines of the table top. Can be made to any length, of any hardwood including oak, maple, walnut. Prices range according to size, starting at $ 2900.00

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Garden Table

This garden table folds down to allow more flexibility in its use.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009


our Sushi table was recently featured in the Dwell magazine marketplace - a great place to find innovative furniture and home designs - take a look and let me know if you would like to have a piece custom designed for your home.
Enjoy - Paul

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

visit site: tremont artwalk

The Tremont Artwalk takes place monthly every 2nd Friday. My studio is located at the end of Professor.
I will be in my studio to answer any questions that you may have about designing and building a piece of furniture. I also do small repairs and refurbishing on a piece that you may have.

If you like sushi and dinner for 2 - Japanese style - the original design sushi table featured at the bottom of my home page may interest you. pdw

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Chairs that have comfort and aesthetic form

I made this Biedermeier style chair (top picture) from an antique example featured in the picture below. Can you recognize the 2 originals from the 2 replicas?
The curved back has an inlay of bird's eye maple.
The body is made of european cherry wood which is lighter and less amber than american cherry.
I specialize in making replicas of classical chairs.
(Double click images to enlarge for details)
Photos by courtesy of PG