Personalized Furniture
A Gallery Of Completed Custom Furniture

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Walnut Pie Safe

Currently for sale in the Kingswood Shop

 
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Personalized Furniture

Personalized furniture is just that. You have a desire for a piece that serves a specific need and is an expression of yourself. You can’t find it anywhere so you have it custom made. Throughout history people have imagined and collaborated with a craftsman to create a piece of personalized furniture. Thomas Jefferson’s standup desk comes to mind. In fact, desks are one of the most personal pieces I am asked to craft.

When you engage a craftsperson/artist in making personalized furniture, a portion of yourself goes into the design and construction. As the design and production process unfolds, you watch the idea you first imagined come into being. It can be challenging and rewarding experience.

Some personalized furniture is truly unique, one of a kind. Here is a portable podium crafted for a public figure who made many speeches and wanted a stand for his notes that represented his taste.

Almost anything you can think of has been expressed as personalized furniture; chess sets with chessmen, display cases or stands, cabinets for music or instruments, all kinds of boxes, a special gift or award or presentation at a special time.

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Chippendale Style Desk

Koa, Ziricote

62”W, 32” D, 30”H

A period style desk built for a private home library. All traditional construction, hand carved ball and claw feet and knees of the cabriole legs.

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

Oak Desk and Chair

Red Oak

72”L, 36”W, 30”H

Built in an Arts & Crafts style from solid oak.

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

Ladies Writing Desk

Koa, Lacewood, Ebony

42”L, 30”H, 28”D

The client for whom I built this desk promised to write only love letters or wedding and baby shower invitations when using it.

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Mohan’s Home Office

Maple, Ziricote

An organically shaped desk and cabinetry built to fit in a custom home.

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

This desk was built as part of set of furniture designed to complement a unique bedroom. The maple used to construct the pieces was bleached and tinted to achieve the bone white finish. The top is cut from a slab of fossilized black marble.

Modern Bedroom Desk

Maple, Ebony pulls

75”L, 36”D, 30”H

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

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For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

Collectors Cabinet

Koa, Maple, Alaskan Cedar drawer bottoms

38”H, 25”W, 15”D

I built this cabinet for a pianist’s sheet music but similar designs would work equally well to store collections of just about anything.

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Peter Naramore

Three Boxes

Koa

Various sizes. Three examples of the many possible options in which to keep your jewelry or personal items safely stored.

Planters Chair

Koa

The design of this chair with its unusual leg supports originated in Ceylon where it was favored by tea planters, or so I’m told. My adaptation was custom fitted to the frame of an average sized man and streamlined for good looks.

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

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Doris’ Rocker

Koa

A custom sized rocker built extra low and wide for maximum comfort.

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

Portable Lectern

Koa

48”H overall,Top: 23”W, 18”D.

The owners of this piece reported that it “gave a touch of class” to every speaking engagement.

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Walnut Pie Safe

Currently for sale in the Kingswood Shop

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

 

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koa desk Koa Executive Desk

 

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore


Simon Entry Table

 

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For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

Writing Box

Camphor. Macassar Ebony

A little desk top writing surface with storage for letters, paper and envelopes. The underside of the top is inlaid with leather.

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Chessmen’s Case

Koa (!)

I built this case to hold the Hawaiian Chessmen from the same wildly contrasting colors of koa used to fashion the playing pieces. Velvet lined; Hibiscus motif marquetry on top.

Probably the only Hawaiian theme chess set in existence. Poi pounders for pawns, A heiau for a castle, The knights are Hawaiian warriors, Gourd helmeted kahunas substitute for bishops while the King is represented by the Hawaiian crown and the Queen is faintly reminiscent of Liliuokalani’s elegance.

Hawaiian Chessmen

Koa

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

Revolving Door

Walnut

A great example of the diversity in my work. I built this in sections and shipped it all to Waikiki where I assembled it on site at the new hotel's front lobby.

For more information, call (808) 878-3626 or click to email Peter Naramore

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You can reach us at:
Peter Naramore
The Kingswood Shop
8900 Kula Highway
Maui, HI 96790
Phone (808) 878-3626 Fax: (808) 878-3626
Email: peter@peternaramore.com
www.peternaramore.com
© Peter Naramore 2004