Shown in Fine Woodworking #190 in April of 2007 and exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum, this Secretary is an amalgam of different designs from the golden period of Sheraton case pieces, 1790-1810. With a tambour section large enough for contemporary file folders and standard envelopes, the secretary
… is also a functional piece of furniture designed to be used in every day living. The sloped front unfolds to provide a work surface, while the shelving in the bookcase above is adjustable and capable of holding large volumes or small objects. Casework in the Sheraton Style, with detailed veneers, curved muntins and reeded or fluted legs, is a specialty.
The case is naturally finished mahogany, with birds-eye maple drawer front panels and holly and ebony inlays. The finials are hand cast in England.
round extendable dining room table with pedestal leg
by Morea Dec 21st 2012
Richard Oedel of Fort Point Cabinetmakers was so helpful, professional, and creative throughout our design process of making a dining room table. Very professional drawings were presented; friendly and timely communication over the phone, email, and in person to take measurements and see our space; through attention to details and consideration to our project restrictions, preferences, and style. Very appreciative of our positive experience -- and would highly recommend as Richard has a sincere interest in completing a project to the exact customer's preference and specifications.
Custom Oak Benches (2)
by Joseph P. Oct 17th 2012
From the start, Richard Oedel of Fort Point Cabinetmakers was more than helpful and insightful. Because he was making matching benches for my dining table and my table was so large, he drove 60 miles each way to see it in person, take measurements and pictures to discern the right look. Drawings were presented, a budget was agreed upon and not only was the project delivered on time, but it matched perfectly and the quality was unsurpassed. I could not say enough good things about Fort Point Cabinetmakers as to their skill, quality of work, professionalism and sincere interest in completing a project to the exact customer specifications.
Executive Office for Back Bay, Boston office
by Todd Finard Jun 12th 2012
Richard Oedel is the consumate professional! He made the experience fun - informative - exciting and created a desk that I hope to live with for decades! I will absolutely look to find another opportunity to work with him. Every promise that was made was kept or exceeded in terms of quality, price, timing and communication!!!!