I’m Rodger Haynes and I love to recreate the wonderful furniture left to us by the early settlers of our country. I’m fascinated by the craftsmanship and utility of these old pieces, and because the supply is limited, I like to recreate them so that people who would not normally have access to them can own a functioning replica.
I’m a retiree who loves to work wood, and I work away at my own pace. I’m self taught (with the help of the very generous souls who share their knowledge and experience on the web, Paul Sellers in particular), and produce pieces because they interest me. I will also do contract pieces but am not looking for a second career.
I do as much of the work as I can with hand tools, including hand-cutting dovetails and rebates, and finish-planing the wood. I will use power tools when the time required to do the original techniques is excessive. I don’t spray anything, but use hand applied finishes, and try to mimic the normal wear that a piece would have endured over a century or so.
Look around and if you see something that interests you, drop me an email (preferred) or give me a call and perhaps you can acquire something you wished you could find but have been unable to.