Hand Selection of Materials
In our furniture work, we take great care in selecting our materials for outstanding figure, grain pattern, density, or for structural purposes. This routine instinctively extends into our cabinet work where we favor straight-grained frame components, carefully lay out panels for color and grain direction, and hand lay-up veneers for precise orientation and consistentency.
Our clients include individual patrons, businesses, residential and commercial contractors, and interior designers.
Experience and Expertise
Matt and Bruce are graduates of the Furniture and Cabinet Making Program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, Massachusetts. This education was especially formative in instilling a common ambition to achieve excellence in our craft. Prior to our furniture making coursework, Matt worked for many years as residential home builder and Bruce as a civil engineer.
Our experience as cabinet makers includes work of all sorts from custom designed furniture to traditional reproductions, contememporary cabinetry to custom exterior doors and railings.
By focusing on close collaboration with our clients, we design and produce work that is in concert with our patron's lifestyle and preferences.
Form and Proportion
Our primary concern in every project we design and build. Each piece of furniture is drawn full scale prior to building to work out design details and scale of components. This attention and experience with form and layout naturally carries over from our furniture work into our custom cabinetry.
Very high build quality is a hallmark of our work. Constuction methods are a constant topic of conversation in our shop as we seek to find the most practical and enduring ways to build our furniture and cabinetry. Like mathematicians seeking an elegant solution to a problem: we look for the best joinery methods, we consider glue type and the service environment, we evaluate hardware and how it will be used, and we seek out finishes that will be appropriate to the style of the piece and its intended use.
Piscataqua Design was founded in 2010 by Matthew Wajda and Bruce Eaton. With their over 20 years of combined experience in crafting fine furniture and custom interiors, they bring extensive skill and knowledge to each project with which they are involved.