Statement: At the workshop, our furniture design and construction philosophy is strongly influenced by the Cotswold craftsmen. From lumber selection to finishing, we strive for perfection in every detail of the furniture making process. The finest American hardwoods… American Black Cherry, Quartersawn Northern White Oak, Black Walnut, and others…are used to provide balance and symmetry in the completed piece. These are joined by time-tested techniques…Mortise and tenon, dovetail, bridle, and cross-halving joints…that guarantee integrity for many life times over. By hand-rubbing oils into the surfaces of the completed furniture, we provide protection, highlight the figure in the grain and enhance the natural, soft feel of the wood.