Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Richard Douglas

Wood • Furniture

Lehigh Valley Woodworking
430 W. Owl Creek Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718
 "Don't make something unless it is both necessary and useful, but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful." I follow this Shaker philosophy. The pieces that I make are both simple and beautiful to look at, and they are made to be used and to last. My intention with each piece I make, whether it be Shaker boxes, reproduction lanterns or furniture, is that it never needs to be replaced.

I have been building furniture since 1986, and mostly Shaker since 1997. I use a lot of hand tools and cut all of my dovetails by hand, a look that you cannot duplicate. My hand-rubbed natural oil finishes bring out the natural beauty of the cherry, walnut and maple woods that I use in my work.

All of my pieces are meant to be enjoyed and endure the test of time.