The Naramore Workshop
The Kingswood Shop
Born and raised near Rochester, New York, Naramore started carpentry at age 15, refined his traditional crafts techniques in Sweden and while roaming the United States in his homemade camper with a sign on the back, Traveling Carpenter, Enquire Within. In 1976, he moved to Maui and established his handcrafted furniture business.
Much of his time in spent on commissions from clients who collect his work. Now his main challenges are keeping up with commissions and supervising the opening of The Kingswood Shop.
Janet Naramore was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. During the mid-1950s, she moved with her family to Southern California. Janet studied art and dance until her interest led her to become an early childhood educator. Janet recently retired from her career as an early childhood educator where she taught both independently and with the Haleakala Waldorf School. Her interest in art and design expressed itself in the couple’s Keokea home which reflects their dedication to artful living in a beautiful surrounding.
Necessarily, creating custom handcrafted furniture is a patient process. Current lead-time for orders is 12-16 weeks. Occasionally, some pieces can be fit in to production and delivered sooner. We do our best to estimate delivery times. Please call for current lead-time estimates. Custom handcrafted furniture is built a piece at a time to withstand the rigors of everyday use. It can be fully guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner. Peter has an unyielding commitment to client service that has kept them loyal over the years. Each piece is signed to authenticate its origin and craftsmanship and so Naramore originals get passed on to future generations as valued antiques.
Naramore ships furniture anywhere in the United States or the world. Delivery is usually subcontracted to a bonded & insured freight forwarder. A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required with each order. The balance is due upon delivery. A written confirmation of order acceptance, estimated delivery time and balance due including packing, shipping & handling and applicable taxes is sent. For full custom work, a nonrefundable design services deposit is required.
The Kingswood Shop showroom is five hundred square feet. The Naramore woodworking shop is twelve hundred square feet. The drying and lumber room has an additional five hundred square feet. The shop has general purpose, heavy duty machines and the hand tools common to a fine woodshop.
Our Client's Say
This is just a brief note to tell you how extremely pleased I am with the desk you made for me. It is stunningly beautiful and your craftsmanship is outstanding, as always. It looks so perfect in my office and I can’t help but admire this extraordinary piece you made. Thank you so much for your flawless attention to detail.
William E. Simon Jr
There is no way to measure the excellence of your work; the thoughtfulness and care and love reflected in all you undertake is, indeed, without measure.
Paul I. Fagan III
The tables arrived in perfect condition. You built one hell of a crate! They are beautiful and add to our living room. Joan loves them and so do I. Thanks for your excellent craftsmanship!