Dorado Woodworks manufactures by hand, one piece at a time, high
furniture designed especially for your living needs.
1993, I dreamt of a career building hand made, custom furniture. After
a couple of years trying to find my "style", I happened upon
Arts & Crafts movement....it was then that I knew I had found my
calling. I immersed myself in the period, learning everything
I could from the original masters like Gustav Stickley, (and all of
his brothers), to Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene, Charles
Mackintosh and Charles Limbert. With a background in art and
photography, which has given me a sense of size and proportion, I was
able to recreate originals from photographs in my vast
collection of books, as well as use those originals as an influence to
create new and exciting designs.
A new chapter in my career opened in 2003 when I was asked to
create an Arts & Crafts environment in a new home being built in
the Houston Heights. I approached this new venture with the belief
that the same skills that I had honed building custom furniture should
be applied to creating custom kitchen cabinets, built in bookcases,
crown molding and wainscot paneling. I was responsible for every
aspect of the project from the design of all the elements, to milling,
cutting, fitting, sanding and finishing the quarter sawn oak. Today, I
have assembled a fantastic team of craftsmen who hold the same beliefs
in the construction process as I do...in the immortal words of the
master Gustav Stickley himself,
"Als Ik Kan"...To the best of my ability!
The past few years have seen another shift where new designs are being
created not in the Arts & Crafts style and this is attributed to
our newfound relationships with decorators and designers. So I invite
you to spend some time perusing the pages of my website. Being a
former commercial photographer, I have a tendency to document
everything as you will notice. There are over 300 images of art we
have created over the last 20 years of about anything you can imagine.
When you are ready to make the commitment and have something custom
made, give me a call, I assure you that whatever we create for you,
will be loved and cherished for many generations to come!
Thanks for your time,