Handcrafted American Furniture
Brian Reid is a custom fine furniture maker who builds one-of-a-kind American studio, artisinal furniture in the tradition of Sam Maloof or Jere Osgood.
Whether creating a hall table, console or custom cabinet, each piece is made at the highest level of craftsmanship using traditional dovetail joinery. Each piece is hand-rubbed with natural oil finishes.
All furniture is heirloom quality, made by hand includes the signature features of Asian or Chinese joinery, intricate hand-pierced, or stack-cut, inlaid/parquetry designs.
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Based in midcoast Maine, near Rockland, Reid splits his time between teaching worldwide or offering individual, private woodworking instruction.
In 2016, he returns Down Under to teach his ever-popular furniture courses at The Centre for Fine Woodworking in Nelson, New Zealand and Ross Annels' Cooroora Institute (north of Brisbane).
Interested in private tutoring? Brian can travel to your studio at your convenience. Contact Brian with your questions and needs.
- Jan 2017 - TENTATIVE - Cooroora Institute, Brisbane, Australia, Master Class with Brian Reid: Exercises in Parquetry and Piercing
- Oct-Nov 2016 - The Centre for Fine Woodworking, Nelson, New Zealand, 2016 Furniture Maker's Programme
- June 2016 - Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo, Bogotá, Colombia, SA, Explorations in Wood
- Feb 15-May 6, 2016 - Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, 12 Week Intensive
- Oct 5-30, 2015 - The Centre for Fine Woodworking, New Zealand (Design & Make2 section), Term 4: 2015 Furniture Maker's Programme
- Sept 2015 - TENTATIVE - Erasmus School of Creative Arts, Perth, Australia, Marquetry & Piercing
- July-Sept 2015 - Sturt School for Wood, Mittagong, Australia, Term 3: Designing, Prototyping & Completing A Project
- July 2015 - Cooroora Institute, Brisbane, Australia, Dressing up the Cabinet with Brian Reid: Exercises in Parquetry and Piercing
- June 2015 - Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Decorated Table: Exercises in joinery, parquetry and piercing
View examples of student projects from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship 12 Week Intensive courses (from 2011-2014) .
Check out my Flickr site for projects from the "Furniture and the American Evolution" class at Penland School of Crafts' 8 Week Concentration in Woods. Many thanks to Jack Mauch for his kind tribute for the Penland auction.
Photo: Jack Mauch (2012 core fellow), Michaela Stone (teaching asst), Audrey Bell, Liz Koerner (2012 core fellow) and Bob Biddlestone (core fellow, not pictured).