Fountain Green Furniture


Walnut Shell Corner Cupboard 


I'm Roger Huffman,  the owner and builder of the furniture at Fountain Green Furniture.  For over 40 years I have pursued the craft of making antique furniture reproductions. I'm still pursuing it!

The craft of building antique furniture reproductions demands a knowledge of a number of traditional skills.  Joinery (bringing wooden parts together with strong and beautiful joints) is one. Turning wood on a lathe is another.  Another which I find especially satisfying is carving wood using hand tools: gouges, chisels, scrapers. And of course the use of various finishes to bring out the color and grain of the wood. Another learned skill is the knowledge of furniture grade woods like oak, cherry, mahogany, walnut and others; the experience to know how the wood will work, and how it will appear in the finished piece. Will it will stand the test of time?  What a waste of time to use all these tools on a piece of wood not intrinsically beautiful! These are the skills I have been learning for over 40 years.  And I am certain about one thing:  One lifetime is simply not enough!

I would like to share this knowledge with you, embodied in a piece of furniture that you will treasure, and that generations of your family will treasure.