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A Doug Jones original, this whimsical Custom Folk Art Bench was recently displayed in the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico as "A Chair for All Reasons". African stools and headrests are among the many sources of Doug's inspiration for this piece. The wood scroll draws from the large pillows on late-Victorian settees and fainting couches. The artisan also worked with a stylized version of shapes found in nature that unfurl, like fern leaves. "One of the things I love about contemporary design is the freedom to combine diverse sources, ancient and new, natural and manufactured, to create a new object," Doug Jones, award-winning artisan furniture maker.

  • Starting at $3,500. Contact us for a custom quote


  • Artisan crafted of eco-friendly, natural solid cherry hardwood
  • Each piece custom built with its own unique characteristics
  • Available in FSC-certified wood
  • Customize to include names, dates or other creative personal touches
  • Finish: Hand-rubbed oil/varnish and milk paint finish standard
  • Custom finishes available upon request
  • Lifetime Guarantee

Natural variations in real wood and hand applied finishes make each piece of furniture unique. Slight grain and finish irregularities tell you that the furniture has been crafted from real trees. They are considered hallmarks of genuine authenticity and quality.

Heartwood and Sapwood: We use both heartwood & sapwood in our furniture and do our best to keep the grain color consistent. You may however, notice grain color variations particularly on the bottom of table tops and on table legs.

Mineral Deposits: One characteristic of natural wood (particularly cherry) is the mineral deposit--a small black fleck in the grain where sap was stored. Mineral deposits (or pitch pockets) are natural and randomly occurring. They do not diminish the strength or quality of your furniture, but rather add to its uniqueness.

Cherry Wood Color: Natural cherry wood starts out as a light-toned wood. It darkens as it is exposed to light. This process depends upon the amount of natural and artificial light in the room. It can take anywhere from a month to a number of years. Most customers report that their furniture darkens within 4-6 months.

Furniture Returns: The use of sapwood and frequency of mineral deposits in our furniture is reflected in the product photos throughout our website. Like any other fine furniture maker, we cannot guarantee the absence of mineral deposits or sapwood and we cannot consider their presence a reason for furniture returns.