Richard & Ninika Gordon / Phineas Rose Wood Joinery

Wood / Functional Wood

Hometown: Madison, VA

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Richard Gordon and his son Alec, make beautiful dining tables and chairs, rocking chairs, beds, cabinets and other household furniture using traditional wood joinery methods. They use cherry, walnut, figured maple and other domestic hardwoods sourced from the nearby mountains of rural Virginia. Their pieces are unstained to allow the natural beauty of the wood to shine through. All items are coated with a non-toxic tung oil for protection.

Richard comes from a long line of traditional crafters. Richard’s ancestor, Phineas Prat, was the first English guild trained furniture maker in the United States. He and his son, Alec, are 9th and 10th generation craftsmen.