Vermont furniture maker David Hurwitz launches new blog

2011 January 20
by David

What is a maker of handcrafted furniture in Vermont doing in the blogosphere?

Hi folks,

Welcome to my brand new blog!  Special thanks to my web designer John DiGeorge of Good Bear Productions for designing and setting up the blog.  Thanks also to Sustainable Forest Futures for providing a matching grant that covered half of the cost of setting up the blog.

So the question, “What is a maker of handcrafted furniture in Vermont doing in the blogosphere?”  While I always prefer to be in my shop making stuff, I am starting this blog as a way to share more details about my work and the process of creating it, beyond what can be shown on my website.  I am always keeping my website current (, with updates of new work, upcoming shows, press coverage, etc., but this blog will allow me to go a little more in depth, and show you things like pieces in progress, shows I’m doing, special projects, and things that inspire me.  I will also try to cover some broader issues, like sustainable forestry and green finishes, and maybe stuff about tools and machinery if there is interest out there.  I’m also open to requests for things to blog about, so if there is something in particular about my work you want to know more about, please don’t hesitate to email me or post a comment here.

A quick update on what I’m working on now:  I’m busy working on several different commissions of custom furniture pieces.  I’m finishing up an 8 foot long writing desk and a dining table in cherry with a round glass top.  The top is 1/2″ thick dark gray tinted glass, and sits on a contemporary cherry base.  I will post photos of them soon.  I’m also starting a carved and painted cherry coat rack that is similar to the carved forms of my Taffy Mirrors.  It will be a fun, very sculptural piece.  I have several other commissions in the works that I will be building in the coming months.  I will write more about them once I start them.

If you are looking for quality, contemporary, handcrafted furniture, very well made to last several generations, please take a look at my website.  I am always interested in designing and building custom pieces, so if you have something in mind you are interested in, please give me a call or email me and let’s talk.  New to the process of buying custom furniture?  Take a look at the purchasing page on my website for more info on how the process of commissioning a custom piece works, and take a look at the testimonials page to see what my past customers are saying.

Here’s a few photos of a new large mirror design.  Thanks for reading; stayed tuned for more.

Cheers, David


(click images to enlarge)

Open Frame Taffy Mirror, carved cherry, David Hurwitz, handcrafted furniture, Taffy Framed Mirror, handmade, fine furniture, wood, fine woodworking, New England, made in Vermont, made in USA, FSC

Open Frame Taffy Mirror in carved cherry


carved cherry Open Frame Taffy Mirror, David Hurwitz, handcrafted furniture


The photos in this post are by Vermont photographer extraordinaire, Jack Rowell.

3 Responses leave one →
  1. 2011 June 9
    Jean Douthwright permalink


    What beautiful work! Makes me drool!

    I really enjoy the bowl you gave me a number of years ago…

    Love to you, Jeannie Douthwright

  2. 2011 June 24
    John Powell permalink

    In nature, wood is a very supple, fluid material.
    Our traditional tools tend to force it into straight hard structures.
    David’s creativity and skill restores woods natural flow and pushes it into an exciting art form!

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