I operate a small woodworking shop in Putney, Vermont and have been designing and building handmade furniture one piece at a time since 1982. Over the years I have developed a line of Shaker furniture, Mission furniture and Windsor chairs. In addition to my line of Shaker and Mission furniture I also do a considerable amount of custom furniture and built-ins ranging from minor customization of standard pieces to designing and building completely new designs. I hope you will take the time to explore my web site and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Also, the next time you're in Vermont please stop in and visit my workshop and showroom.
Thoughtfully designed, handmade, solid hardwood furniture
I put a great deal of thought into my furniture to make sure that each piece is intelligently designed to fullfil it's function, is well proportioned with simple, clean, crisp details and is constructed with the best materials and joinery. While doing all of this I also keep in mind that most people don't have an unlimited budget for furniture. Shaker and Mission inspired designs are ideal for building furniture that is functional and beautiful yet still affordable. In addition, I sell my furniture only directly to consumers through this website and my showroom in Putney, VT. This eliminates gallery or retailer mark ups which are considerable. While my furniture isn't inexpensive it is priced very fairly and is an excellent value.
Using this site
I've tried to include as much information on my website as you would get if you visited my shop and showroom to see my furniture and talked with me personally. Here are my suggestions on how to proceed from here:
Richard Bissell Fine Woodworking sells handmade furniture that is unsurpassed in quality. Our furniture designs use clean lines and are influenced by Shaker furniture, which uses the wood as the design and very little ornamentation. Since most people don’t have an unlimited budget, Shaker furniture designs help save money while still giving you the beautiful furniture you want.
All of the handmade furniture is built to order. The furniture listed on this website is just a sample. You can get the exact dimensions, wood and details you want. Usually there is little or no charge for the customization of standard pieces.
We have all different types of furniture. Beds are one of the most important purchases you can make and it’s important to have them constructed properly. We build solid wood beds and solid wood bedroom furniture. The wood you request is the wood you get. It’s not a finish on a cheaper wood.
Just like our solid wood beds, our other bedroom furniture is solid wood as well. We have a variety of night tables, bureaus, armoires, chests and television cabinets to choose from and customize.
We have a variety of Shaker furniture to choose from. You can choose Shaker style nightstands, tables, and television stands.
There are no shortcuts in the construction of your pieces. We want the furniture to last many generations.
We have provided furniture for many different libraries and schools over the years. If you need custom furniture for your institution, contact us.
If you are looking for custom furniture, Bissell Woodworking can help. Many of the standard pieces we sell now started off as custom furniture pieces. Choosing a wood can be a difficult decision so we offer wood samples that can be ordered to help make your decision. If you don’t see the wood offered that you would like your furniture made in, contact us for pricing and availability.
For custom pieces we can work off a sketch, photo or just a description. You can see some custom furniture we have made by looking in the custom furniture gallery.
If you want office furniture and a desk that is sure to last for many years, we can provide you something that is sure to meet your needs.
Ordering our furniture is easy. The easiest way to order is to use the shopping cart on the website. Choose the options you want for the handmade furniture you desire and put it in the cart. The best effort is made to get your furniture completed as soon as possible. You can usually expect your order to be ready for shipping in about 8 to 12 weeks. To get a better estimate, please call or email.
Our furniture is guaranteed to last. We guarantee our furniture against defects in materials and workmanship for life. Although rarely necessary, we will make repairs to your handmade furniture if required.
If you are looking for handmade furniture, custom furniture, Shaker furniture and solid wood bedroom furniture, contact me. For questions and orders call 802-387-4416 or email me at Richard@bissellwoodworking.com