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BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised near Rochester, New York, Peter Naramore started carpentry at age 15, refined his traditional techniques in Sweden and while roaming the United States in his homemade camper with an advertisement lettered on the back, "Traveling Carpenter, Enquire Within." In 1976 he moved to Maui and established his handcrafted furniture business.

For the past 50 years this master craftsman has visualized the desires of his clients and turned them into fine heirloom quality woodwork. 

Naramore custom furniture is characterized by classic lines and sound construction based on traditional joinery, hand carved details, turnings and inlays. 

Elegant Hawaiian Koa wood distinguishes much of his work supported by maple, walnut and local hardwoods such as monkey pod, pheasant wood and camphor.

Largely self-taught, he adapts traditional forms and develops original designs to express a client's taste and environment. His designs are informed but not bound by tradition.

His goal is to produce fine furniture tuned to the personality of each client; furniture that will satisfy as much 50 years from now as today.

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Awards & Media

Exhibits & Publications

Hawai'i Craftsmen 2022 Annual Statewide Exhibition 

  Console / Altar Table - Elizabeth Rice Grossman Award of Excellence

The Woodworker's Journey: Concept to Creation 2020

  Marquetry Cabinet: Kula's View

On Maui! Guide to Maui's Art and Entertainment, Sept. / Oct. 2018

  Artist Profile, pages. 18, 19

Finding the Forest, Invitational Exhibit, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui  2017

Roots of Inspiration: Contemporary Functional Furniture, Schaefer International Gallery Nov. 2009

Inspired Hands, Fine Woodwork from  The Maui Woodworkers Guild, Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center 2006 / 2007

Inspired Hands 2003, Maui Woodworker's Guild Exhibit @ Diamond Resort, Maui

Inspired Hands: Contemporary Works in Wood & Quilts, Schaefer Gallery, January 2002

  Peoples Choice Award

Maui Weekly, July 2005

  Artist profile page 9

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Spring 2003

  Profile, pages 76, 77

The Custom Furniture Source Book,  Taunton Press 2001

  Cover Picture and Artist Profile pages 130, 131

Woods of Hawaii, Hawaii Forestry Industry Association Exhibit, 1996, 1991

  Honorable Mention

Art Maui Juried Exhibitions, 1985, '87, '88, '89, '91 , '94, '99, '02, '05, '09, '13, '15, '18

The Maui New, October 24, 1993

  Artist Profile, Page F1 

Furniture as Art,  A Sensory Exploration in Wood, Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center 1992

 

Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking Issue, August 1990 Issue #83, Cover Article pgs. 84, 85

Taunton Press Design Books #4, 5, 6, 7,  Selected entries  by FWW Editors, 1987, '90, '92, '96 

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