Father’s Day: A Furniture Maker’s Gift to His Father

Father’s Day is a day to celebrate and honor our fathers and everything they have done for us. For furniture maker Dave Hurwitz, a meaningful to say thank you to his father was to create one of his unique furniture creations as a gift.

This is a walnut and ash writing desk. At almost 7 feet long, it is made to command a room. Using his signature style, Hurwitz designed the curve of the table top so that it would wrap around his father as he sat at the desk, increasing the available writing area and enhancing its aesthetics.

But, when it’s a gift for his dad, not just any piece would do for Hurwitz. In fact, this desk was a featured piece in Fine Woodworking in October 2008. It was also featured in Fine Woodworking’s Design Book Eight, and in 500 Tables by Lark Books, both published in 2009.

What a great way to celebrate your dad! Happy Father’s Day to everyone from us here at the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers.


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