LORAN SMITH WOODWORKING                                                          PORTFOLIO
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As a sole proprietor, every item that leaves my shop bears the name "Loran Smith" along with my home town and year of manufacture woodburned deep into the wood.

Each piece becomes an extension of the craftsman's vision, as well as a reflection of the client.  For me as an artisan, nothing short of perfection is acceptable.

You begin with a need, perhaps an empty space or a specific requirement.  

We meet, discuss options, timeline, price.  I then design a hand rendered scale drawing of your special piece.

Beautifully figured woods are hand selected, cut to size, and individually crafted into a one-of-a-kind treasure.   
Serpentine Chest of Drawers.  Winner of "Best Traditional Design" 1998 LNHC Craftsmen Fair
Dunlap Style Desk and Bookcase.
Curly maple and brass.
This distinctly New Hampshire take on the Chippendale style is a one- of-a-kind furnituremaker's tour-de-force.
Ellicot Style Tall Clock.
Plum pudding mahogany and brass.
The honor of reproducing this clock posed one of the most exciting challenges of this craftsman's career.
My furniture demands intensive amounts of hand tool work and attention to detail.  Here I carve a leg for my Serpentine Work Table with Ovolo Corners.
The amphitheatre style gallery on my Dunlap Style Desk and Bookcase features hand carving, serpentine drawer fronts with dovetailed sides, delicate scrollwork, and hidden compartments typical of the finest Chippendale pieces.
Federal Style Tambour Desk.
Figured and crotch mahogany, satinwood, maple, and brass. 
In outline and form, desks of this type are among the most delicate and graceful of all American furniture.
Ellicot Style Tall Clock - Detail.
This tour-de-force is crafted from two exceptional planks of solid plum pudding mahogany with patinated brass accents, and contains a hand painted moon phase, a silvered and engraved dial, and solid brass works by David Lindow of Lake Ariel, Pa.
Serpentine Work Table with Ovolo Corners.
Native black cherry, yellow birch, brass.
Inspired by a table in Henry Francis du Pont¹s famed Winterthur Museum, this piece features a full serpentine-curved body, breaking out at the corners around richly carved half colonnettes on the upper legs.
Chippendale Side Chair with Queene Anne Desk.
Mahogany, brass, & leather.
Built as a computer duo, this extra deep desk features delicate hand carved cabriole legs.
Ovolo-cornered Federal Sideboard.
Figured mahogany, makore, rock maple, and brass.
In 1794, George Hepplewhite wrote that "the great utility of this piece of furniture has procured it a very general reception; and the conveniencies it affords render a dining-room incomplete without a sideboard."
Millennium Box.
Crotch mahogany, Burled white birch, Makore.
Built in the Federal style, the box that forms this time capsule celebrates the second millennium in its ability to hold precisely 2000 cubic inches of keepsakes and mementos.