Brian Holcombe Woodworker

Original Design - Traditional Technique
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Brian Holcombe Woodworker


Furniture Gallery

The Workshop

The Kitchen Series – Cabinets
The Kitchen Series
Tokonoma Plinth
Tea House Garden Bench – Complete
Tea House Garden Bench – Joinery
Tea House Table and Chair – Final
Tea House Table – Stretcher to Post
Tea House Table – Dovetails


Hello!  Welcome to Brian Holcombe Woodworker.

I design and build furniture drawing influence from traditional sashimono, Japanese carpentry and furniture of the Ming Dynasty.  My focus is on cabinetry, case goods and tables in addition to small boxes and art framing.

In creating my furniture I use primarily hand tools and traditional methods of work.  Hand tools connect the maker to the work while allowing freedom of form encouraging a constant pursuit in new facets of the material and a continuous hone of personal ability and skill.

A hallmark of my furniture is the use of interlocking joinery which minimizes reliance upon glue and mechanical fasteners.  The methods of construction are both traditionally used in furniture and adapted from timber framing.

I building furniture from my design portfolio and tailor my efforts to fit the unique needs of my clientele.  If you have a project in mind and are interested to know more, please contact me.  If you are interested in visiting the studio please see this page for more details.  Thank you for visiting, I hope to work with you on your next project.


  1. Hi Brian !
    Julio here, I just wanted to say you have made a great change, I have been browsing a bit of your bmnew website and it’s pretty charming, neat and intuitive, I love it and will enjoy it many times to come. Congratulations!
    My best wishes from Spain.

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