Custom Furniture of the Highest Quality

Murphy's Fine Woodworking goal for 25 years has been to design and build quality hardwood furniture durable enough to last for generations. Our craftspeople use Old World construction techniques and tools, alongside modern machinery, to achieve quality and value.

Our Lifetime Guarantee

MFW is pleased to build quality furniture for you and guarantee its craftsmanship for a lifetime. Each piece is signed and dated by its builder.  We are proud of our work. If it ever needs our attention, we are here to take care of it. We have been around for 25 years and will be for many years to come.

dovetails, half-blind dovetails, mortise and tenon, spline

Our Approach

  • The age-old technique of dovetailing is used on selected drawers and cases

  • Half-blind dovetails are used on all drawers

  • Mortise and tenon joints are used extensively for strength and durability

  • Splines are used to ensure stability on end-grain joints

  • Our designs accommodate the expansion and contraction of solid wood

  • Multiple boards are carefully selected for consistency of color and grain

  • Boards are split in two and "book-matched" for visual symmetry

  • One board is used continuously, whenever possible, on rails and stiles

 

Finishing

Our commitment to handcrafted quality culminates in the finishing process. You will notice that our finishes are distinctly different from most mainstream manufactured pieces.  Most furniture today has a multi-layered polyurethane or lacquered finish, giving the furniture a pre-fabricated, mass produced look. Because of our devotion to traditional age-old methods and heirloom quality, we continue to use oil base stains, along with a satin or gloss finish with waxes oils as topcoats. These unique formulas, combined with the highly selected woods that we use, result in an exceptional beauty and timelessness.

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