Kentucky Crafted Artist Page

Doug Haley

Wood

I had an interest in making things at a young age while growing up on a dairy farm. Then, the tools I had available to me were few and crude. I enjoyed shop class in high school and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. I worked in a custom furniture shop a few years before opening my own custom furniture shop in 1986 in Berea, Ky. After building furniture for 24 years, I began a new direction — designing and making a smaller line of functional products for the kitchen, home and wine lovers.

I like designing and making things that are new to the market, things that grabs one’s attention at first glance. I use colorful exotic woods to compliment the lines of my designs. In the transition from furniture to smaller items, I maintained the same high standards present in the furniture I have built over the years. I believe that craftsmanship goes far beyond the manipulation of materials by one's hands; it's a state of mind that is satisfied with nothing less than excellence.