After making a much more traditional collector's table for a local client, I designed this table to market through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. I was thinking sets and also thinking there must be collectors out there who would want it. It has an accompanying end table covered in leather
… that is pictured on my site.
Although I liked the result the two that I made sat around; either because they were unsuited to the price scale of the League shops, or because there was a dearth of collectors. One criticism I heard was that they were "over designed". I don't know if that's fair, but in any case, I gave them to a niece and nephew as wedding presents and they started collections as a result.
I made one out of teak, and one out of walnut and used suede for the lining. Getting a piece of leather large enough to not have seams was a significant problem. I made the legs from split turnings and used offset mortise and tenon joints for all of the fenestration. The finish is tung oil. I shipped one of the end tables to someone in California. I use the others in my house.
by Fran White Apr 10th 2013
Creating this wall clock with Phil was a wonderful experience. He's open to all ideas and truly knows how to collaborate. I would highly recommend you choose Phil for any of your CustomMade projects. We liked the wall clock so much that we decided not to place it on a side wall in the kitchen, where it was originally intended for. It deserved a more prestigious home and now resides over our sideboard in our dining room.
cane or walking stick
by Doug Apr 03rd 2013
Phil cut the wood from a red oak tree on his New Hampshire property using a long ladder and rope saw, a live branch, green wood. He cut it down to 1/4 inch of the final size, soaked it in a custom made polyethylene glycol tank for two weeks, finished the carving, let it dry, coated it with epoxy sealer and then with spar urethane. I like the cane. It is very sturdy, in case I need it to pry something. I'm almost 63 - I don't need a cane yet, but the time will come. Phil sent progress photos as the job progressed, and he delivered it in person. Thank you!
Existing door needs to be refinished
by Todd Finard Feb 21st 2013
It was a pleasure working with Philip Morse. His guidance and responsiveness made the stress of the project much easier to handle. Once it was in his hands, his focus on achieving the overall need more than exceeded our expectation. I highly recommend Philip Morse and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Custom Metal Shelf Brackets (Qty. 3)
by Jim R. Jan 03rd 2013
Excellent job, great workmanship, finished on-time and good price.
a wooden cube about 6" on each side.
by Fred Nov 22nd 2012
Philip is an extremely talented and accomplished craftsman and artist. He listens well so that his work for me is simply everything I wanted, and I am extremely pleased with the product. On top of this, his suggestions were crucial. His responses to my messages were always prompt. He finished the work before the due date. The price was very reasonable.