The inspiration for this piece came from a book about Japanese farm houses called Minkas. Every component part is hand shaped and fitted together. Most a the joints are mortise and tennon. The arms have Chinese characters carved into them filled in with black epoxy. The finish is rustic capped off with four coats of Marine spar varnish. Upholstery is one thing we don't do but can have done for you.
Desk and credenza
by Daniel Feb 05th 2013
The completed desk and credenza was delivered yesterday and what an absolutely amazing piece of American workmanship. I would highly recommend Rolf and his team as a class act from beginning to end. Rolf was so proud of his work, as well he should be, that he delivered it, set it up, and polished it in my office before he left. I could tell it was hard for him to part with it. We decided that he could have the desk every other weekends and alternating holidays. “Rolf, It has been extremely enjoyable to watch the expression on the face of my employees over the last few days as they see this desk and credenza for the first time. Their mouths literally fall open in shock; it’s just that damn stunning. Have a great weekend." Going back to the beginning, I decided that my office (the president of the company’s office) needed to say more about the success of our company than the thirty year old décor that currently greeted our potential clients. You see our company was founded over a hu... Read More
Custom High End Fashion Display Case
by Felicia Nov 20th 2012
RJ Hoppe did a tremendous job on our display case. The detailing and finishing work were incredible! Given the specifics of the project they finished well before our due date, allowing time for any edits and adjustments. Rolf is very easy to work with we give him a thumbs up!
Dressing Room Island
by Virginia B. Jul 03rd 2012
RJ Hoppe was wonderful to work with. He was open to all my ideas, respected my personal specifications and stuck to my budget. He is an exacting and precise craftsman. Furthermore, he was punctual for all appointments and was fastidious when installing the piece. We got along very well; I highly recommend this vendor. Upon completion, he placed an orchid on the island, which added a lovely touch to complete my room. Virginia S. Block
TTo finish/salvage /duplicate two custom made desks and closets which were damaged by flood water from Hurricane Irene.
by Mo-Li B. Mar 30th 2012
Rolf Hoppe is an excellent cabinet maker. The desks we ordered were an exact duplicate of the custom made ones we had which were damaged by a flood from Hurricane Irene. He also took time to install them carefully and made sure that everything was in order. I recommend him highly. M. Bamberger.