About Don's Work

In his Seattle workshop, Don designs and builds unique custom made furniture inspired by the finest works of the past three centuries. He makes extensive use of client supplied photographs and library and museum research to develop period furniture designs that meet his clients' aesthetic tastes and functional needs.

Don also creates antique reproductions to replace furniture pieces that have been destroyed by fire or other unfortunate events and he specializes in building reproduction Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal and Arts & Crafts style chairs to fill out dining sets. He also uses his knowledge of period furniture construction to do antique furniture restoration and repair.

Don carefully selects all timber and hardware for each piece and uses many of the same construction techniques employed by 18th Century colonial furniture makers as they crafted fine furniture pieces still being enjoyed today, some two hundered years after their "birth".

Please view an outline of the custom furniture design process that Don employs while working with clients to design furniture that fits well in their home.

Shell carving in process

"Inspired by masterworks from the past and by your personal needs and taste, I will craft unique furniture to be enjoyed by you and future generations."

—Don Sutkus