Built to Last
Our handmade furniture is built to last for generations using the time-honored, timber-frame construction methods of authentic mortise & tenon and dovetail joinery. Table aprons are squarely tenoned into deeply mortised legs, chair rails are tenoned through back posts and wedged, drawer sides of stable quartersawn wood are strongly joined with fine hand-sawn dovetails.
Beautiful wide-boards of native cherry, tiger maple, walnut, and South American mahogany are chosen to create highly figured table tops, drawer fronts, headboards, and door panels. We select lumber from sawmills recognized by the Forest Stewardship Council for practicing sustainable forestry.
Culminating decades of understanding craftsmanship, high standards of intrinsic merit set us apart from the ordinary. Our unwavering dedication to exceptional hand-skills is a testament to the human hand. The subtle hand-tool marks found in old world artworks are also evident in our hand-planed wood, hand-turning, hand-inlay and hand-carving. Inch for inch Adriance handmade furniture is the best value in America.
Adriance signed heirlooms are finished with several coats of waterproof varnish and hand-rubbed to a lustrous satin patina. To assure genuine authenticity for our discerning clientele, our distinctive starwheel trademark is hand-carved into each artform.
Gary Adriance, custom furniture maker, handmade his first furniture at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In 1980, he and his wife Laurie built a post and beam Nantucket cottage and furniture workshop in the seaside village of Padanaram, South Dartmouth, MA. In 1991 a spacious Workshop & Showroom was built across the harbor, where you may witness our craftwork. Our second showroom is located at Gregorian Rugs in Newton Lower Falls, MA, just outside Boston.
We look forward to meeting you in our South Dartmouth or Newton Lower Falls Showrooms.