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Custom Wooden Furniture Maker in MaineMy name is Ric Washburn and I am an artist and studio furniture designer and builder who specializes in custom fit furniture. I live in Appleton, Maine, but I make furniture and other wood items for people all over the US and even around the world.

For ease of manufacturing, furniture these days is made to fit the “average person”. However, you and I both know that when it comes to comfortable furniture, one size definitely does not fit all. As a custom designer and builder, I can create high-quality furniture for you in a size that is purpose-built to fit you and meet your unique needs.

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The ergonomics of sitting in a chair that doesn’t fit you for extended periods of time, can be very damaging to your joints and overall physical health. And if you add a desk or table that is either too high or too low, it will make the problem even worse. When you are seated in a chair, your thighs should rest on the seat of the chair to help support your weight and your feet should rest comfortably on the floor without being forced to have your lower legs at an angle. No one should have to experience physical discomfort because of a chair that is not sized to fit them. Nor should they have to settle for a desk or table that is not the correct height.

No one should have to shop for furniture knowing that they will have to settle for a table that might look nice but will not accommodate their height or a chair that will leave their feet dangling in the air. Everyone should be able to regard their home or office as a place of comfort. Your furniture should always fit your physical needs which is why I believe it is very important to have it custom designed to fit your body. My custom wood furniture is designed to fit your body type (large or small) and meet whatever special needs you might have.

To learn more about having a custom designed table, desk, chair, or bench made just for you and your unique needs; or if you would like me to create a piece of artwork for you – a drawing, some pyrography, a carving, or a turning of some kind; feel free to contact me. You can give me a call at: (207) 975-9704, or email me at: I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Photograph of Desk by Chris Pinchbeck

Photograph of me by Pearl Washburn

Photograph of Echo Lake by CR Washburn