1980 sketchbook

January 16, 2014

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1979 sketchbook

January 10, 2014

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Categories: Process, Artwork

marcus studio on tumblr

January 7, 2014

Marcus Studio's blog on  tumblr will catalog its older and newer artwork (2-d and more-d).   Follow us at: http://marcusstudio.tumblr.com.

Categories: News, Artwork

Come for a toast and see our latest work...

December 4, 2012


New: Shaker Dining Table

January 26, 2012

Still cloaked in shop dust,  this new dining table is almost awake,  and ready to hit the gallery floor.   Solid Cherry base,  top,  and extension leaves.  Table top is 42" x 89",  and comes with 2 leaves which are 18" wide each.    Cherry has some beautiful curl and random gum characteristics.   Top also features breadboard ends and Walnut pegs.

Marcus Studio scholars are wondering what took so long to bring this classic table back to the gallery !


Categories: News, Featured Works

B and A's Walnut Dining Table

November 21, 2011

Nice chance to shoot a dining table at the customer's house, which we delivered a few weeks ago.  Figured Walnut with 2 seams of sap wood to extend the color range within the top and accentuate the length of the table (108").


































Overall table designed for the room by architect Herb Seigle,  metal base fabricated by Pittsburgh metal artist Francis Nowalk.

Categories: News, Custom Work

J&M's Foraxis Dressers

November 10, 2011

Its not easy being green.  

But when you've got Walnut planes to counter your hue,  the scales can tip in your favor...














This set of stacked-lowboy and highboy dressers, implements a contrast of "plastic" and "organic" materials that runs through much of my work.  For example,  the solid pigmented varnish against the French Walnut tops and Wenge edging.   The 2 pieces are modular,  so they can stand by themselves or together.   For example,  the stacked asymetrical dresser can have its high side go right into a corner of the room.    The low level can also double as a bench,  for those of us needing some extra help putting on our shoes in the morning.     

Drawers are dovetailed Maple boxes with full extension undermount glides with "soft-close" feature.  Knobs are brushed stainless and leather-wrapped pulls.   

We've also made these with an "Armoire" module instead of the Highboy.
















Categories: Custom Work

Mitre Folded Slabs

June 28, 2011




"Mitre folding" is a technique that is especially enhanced by wood slabs which have their natural edges still intact. By mitre-cutting the length of the wood , the natural grain and edge of the piece are "folded" into a structural shape, while still evoking the character of the original tree. This Walnut slab is about to become a Mitre-Fold Bench for our gallery...

Categories: Process

Delivering today - 48" Round Pedestal Table

April 12, 2011

The Cherry top is laid out in a radial sunburst pattern,  with an inlayed ebonized poplar and Sapele border. Pedestal base is solid Sapele.  

Categories: Custom Work

Marcus Studio Launches New Website

December 17, 2010

Welcome to our new website!   Have fun and browse around...

New features include:

  • View our ever-expanding product line and purchase online.   Many pieces offered are already in our gallery,  so the lead time is zero days.   Floor models are usually discounted as well.
  • Click the "Inquire" button to help us turn any design into a custom version just for you.
  • While certain products are listed as "Featured",  they will be offered at a discount.  Check back often or sign up for our mailing list.
  • A section for the display and sale of my artwork.   Hey,  you might as well get the whole picture of Marcus Studio...  it's not always about dovetails and drawer glides.
  • This blog will allow us to give a more comprehensive view of all that Marcus Studio has to offer,  and the narrative that goes into many of the pieces we make. 

Thanks,  please visit us often, and let your friends and family know about the new Marcus Studio website.

Categories: News