LaRue Downing, Owner of Downing Fine WoodworkiingWelcome to Downing Fine Woodworking!

For 30 years I've enjoyed my woodworking. My goal is to produce fine custom furniture that will become valued personal and family heirlooms. I will work with you to create pieces that you will be proud to have in your home and pass down through generations.

My philosophy and principles are simple:

  • Honest design collaboration with clients to produce furniture to exacting standards, using traditional and proven joinery.

  • Meticulous craftsmanship, applied to designs that are pleasing to the eye and touch— a joy to have.



Bed detail, see "Other" gallery for more images.

I prefer the use of solid native American hardwoods: walnut, maple, cherry, oak and reclaimed woods, especially heart pine, to the degree to which it is available. These woods make some of the most beautiful furniture pieces we have in our tradition.

Contact me today so that we can begin work on your family's most treasured heirlooms.


LaRue Downing




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