has taken the last thirty years building furniture and cabinets
to begin to feel comfortable at our work. My brother Charles
I have worked in dozens of design styles, but have become comfortable
and most proficient at mid-20th-century pieces. It
is likely because of our association with Donald Cameron and
his lifetime of work with Tommi Parzinger that we have been
drawn so strongly to mid-century furniture. Over the past ten
years we have worked at recreating Parzinger’s pieces
working from new and original drawings detailed and explained
by Cameron. His scrutiny has helped us develop an eye for scale
technical skills we’ve gained in producing such demanding
designs have allowed
the cabinetmaking side of our business to grow greatly over
past few years. We
can now confidently produce
entire households of cabinetry with speed and proficiency.
range from computer to chisel, which range allows us to work
quickly and efficiently without sacrificing detail and design.
Malcolm Frazier, trained as a sculptor from his earliest childhood,
came to work with us eight years ago. He has worked
in metal, stone, cement and wood. He is often called on to pick
up where the machines have stopped. In making the rose windows
for the Montauk Catholic church (see "specialty"
link at left) the computer-controlled cutting could only
give us precise blanks to assemble an unadorned frame. From
there the carving that was added transformed the windows into
the 19th-century style needed.