Robert C. Morrow of Morrow Creative Consultants LLC Custom Woodworking has been designing and producing high quality handmade furniture for over 20 years.
His furniture is available in a wide range of styles, ranging from the elegant simplicity and exquisite craftsmanship of classic Shaker design, to unique, one-of-a-kind pieces designed to meet customers' personal preferences.
All pieces are handcrafted using quality hardwoods throughout, and use traditional construction methods and joinery that produce heirloom-quality furniture that will be enjoyed by generations.
While Shaker-inspired furniture has been the orginal focus of Robert's woodworking business, he welcomes the opportunity to meet your individualized custom design requirements.
Contact Robert to have your own heirloom created by Morrow Creative Consultants LLC. Contact information can be found on the Contact Us page.
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Hand Turned Bowls
Mahogany Dining Table:
A new dining table is now in the process of being constructed. It will be very similar to the Walnut Dining Table recently completed this past fall, but it will be larger in diameter and also have expansion leaves. Like the Walnut Dining Table it will have a single pedestal base that is hand turned and carved with 4 splayed legs and reproduction brass castors for the feet.
The planned dimensions for the new table will be 72" diameter with the ability to expand to an oval shape that is 96" long by 72" wide.
Please look for updates on the progress of the new table over the next few months. Pictures will begin being posted in February.
Walnut Dining Table:
This is a dining table being built for a client. The design is loosely based on table designs by Duncan Phyfe and his work from the 1700-1800's.
This project has been underway for almost a year now. It has approximately 130 hrs of work so far and is ready for the finish. It will be finished with a Danish Oil finish and then hand-rubbed wax.
The table is built entirely of American Black Walnut. It is a standard table height of 30" and has a 61" diameter table top. The pedestal base combines a turned pedestal that has hand-carved reeding and the splayed legs also have hand-carved reeding and are attached with dovetail joints into the turned pedestal. The legs have solid brass feet/castors.
The top is edge joined black walnut with a cherry ribbon inlay near the table edge.
The pictures below show details of the table top and pedestal base.
Table Top with Cherry Ribbon Inlay
Pedestal Base Detail
Pedestal Foot Detail
The Walnut Dining Room Table has been completed. The table is finished with a Danish Oil that I mix myself. This is a finish that produces a rich depth to the wood and will darken over time creating a beautiful patina. After approximately 12 coats of Danish Oil the piece is then waxed and hand rubbed to comlete the finishing process.
New pictures of this recent project are below.
Pedestal base Detail
Pedestal Foot Detail
Recent hand-Turned Bowls
These were turned over the past weekend. The material for two of the bowls is Maple Burl, which has very unique grain. Often the grain patterns are very unexpected, making this wood particularly demanding to turn. The third bowl is black walnut with a cherry accent.
6" Maple Burl Bowl (6" dia. 4" h)
8" Black Walnut with Cherry Accent (8" dia. 5" h)
Maple Burl Bowl
Maple Burl Bowl (Bottom)
Satine (Bloodwood) Bowl
Satine (Bloodwood) Bowl (Bottom)
8" Maple Burl Bowl (8" dia. 3" h)
Ancient Kauri Wood Bowl
This rather non-descript bowl is made from Ancient Kauri Wood harvested in New Zealand that has been radio carbon dated and certified to be between 30,000 to 50,000 years old.
The kauri forests originate in the Northern Island of New Zealand, and it has been scientifically proven that they were around before the Ice Age.
According to one theory, they were felled by a giant tsunami and buried in peat bogs for over 50,000 years, where they were perfectly preserved from the elements that would otherwise have rotted them away.
Today they are pulled out of the peat bogs through careful extraction, using heavy equipment for minimal impact on the environment. Although kauri trees are said to live approximately 2,000 years, and kauri forests can still be found in New Zealand, they are protected and can not be harvested.
Originally used by the European settlers to build tall masts for ships, this wood is used today in a variety of decorative applications.
A trademark of the ancient kauri: white bait. White bait refers to the deep, shimmering streaks of iridescence found in the wood. This particular garin is named after schools of New Zealand white bait fish that emit a similar pattern when swimming in one direction.
Ancient kauri wood is suitable for furniture making, tables, musical instruments, turning, and carving. It is kiln dried and has the density of cherry with textures similar to basswood.
Details about Ancient Kauri Wood:
•Agathis australis •Shimmering iridescence •Ecologically friendly, no living trees are harvested •Ancient kauri is the oldest workable wood on earth