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Timothy Waite

Modern, custom crafted, one-of-a-kind fine furniture joined by inspired design.
Commissions welcomed.

PO Box 1796 Burlington, VT. 05402
PH: (802) 238-6161 FX: (802) 660-8460
Website: timothywaite.com
Email: Tim@timothywaite.com

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I have been designing and creating finely crafted one-of-a-kind furniture for eight years now. Throughout that time, my work has evolved as my skills have grown. I plan on that evolution to continue for it is crucial to longevity.

My design aesthetic is an amalgam of many influences working at once. For furniture, function is paramount. Chairs are to be sat in, tables to be sat at, beds to provide pleasant dreams for generations. Balanced with function is form. It is important that each piece stands proud on its own unique qualities and, in some regard, is an expression of me as creator. The long history and deep tradition of the craft certainly cannot be ignored either. Integrating traditional joinery, sensible design concepts, and a modest respect for one's materials are all ways to convey that link to history. Those lessons, combined with innovation and inspiration, provide a solid foundation for creating new and distinct works of art.

Inspiration often comes from the work of some of the Masters. The furniture of George Nakashima and his use of uniquely sawn, live-edge wood; Sam Maloof's inclination to the curved surface; Frank Lloyd Wright's eye for balance and overhang; the Shaker tradition of hard work and simple lines have all, one way or another, left their marks on my work.

Most of my growth in the furniture trade has come from hands-on experience. In 1992, I received a BA from the University of Vermont as a studio art major, focusing in three-dimensional design. From there I stepped more or less directly into a wood shop in Burlington where I worked for 5 years as a custom designer and builder in a two-person shop. I now work out of my own studio where I continue my education and evolution through both the day-to-day running of a business and the endless possibilities of creation.

—Timothy Waite

 

   

 

Bed

Dimensions: Queen size Materials: Tiger maple and black walnut This custom bed built for a close friend in Burlington is like no other. The highly figured tiger maple has five layers of custom stain and finish that makes the grain truly shimmer. The outstanding, 27î wide, walnut panel was cut from the crotch of a very large tree in Pennsylvania. Price: $5650

Bathroom Cabinet

Dimensions: 57îw x 24îd x 39îh Materials: Cherry w/black walnut details & stone tile. This was one of several custom works for some close friends in Massachusetts. (Pictured here without the two sinks or the stone tiled top and backsplash.) The irregular gap in the doors is created by placing two natural or ñliveî edges side by side and connecting them with walnut butterfly keys. Price: $4650

Audio Cabinet

Dimensions: 26îw x 22îd x 61îh Materials: Cherry w/black walnut details. This cabinet was recently pictured in the ñCurrent Workî section of Fine Woodworking Magazine. (Issue #145, December 2000) The irregular void in the door and side panels, created by placing two natural or ñliveî edges side by side, not only adds unique visual interest but provides ventilation for audio equipment stored within. Behind the door are three adjustable shelves. The drawers hold 250 CDs Price: $4950

CD Cabinet

Dimensions: 23îw x 12îd x 78îh Materials: Cherry w/ black walnut details, glass, copper, interior lighting. This tall cabinet was designed to hold CDs. With glass shelves and a lit interior anything stored within can be easily viewed. Merely touching any portion of the upper brass hinge activates the single interior halogen light, on a 3-way dimmer. Stained glass captured behind the gap in the center of the door glows a rich orange when the door is closed and the interior light activated. Price: $4750

 

Timothy Waite

Modern, custom crafted, one-of-a-kind fine furniture joined by inspired design.
Commissions welcomed.

PO Box 1796 Burlington, VT. 05402
pH: (802) 238-6161 FX: (802) 660-8460
Website: timothywaite.com
Email: Tim@timothywaite.com