Author Archives: Jim Becker

About Jim Becker

Beginning in 1979 with a year at Lash Bros. Boatyard in Friendship, ME and continuing for 5 1/2 years at Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers (then of New Gloucester and Auburn, ME) I learned to make things well. I learned to make beautiful things from wood. Since January of 1987 I have been in business for myself, making freestanding furniture and the occasional furniture grade kitchen, jewelery store fixtures, and built-ins. With the possible exception of sanding I enjoy all aspects of the job: working with the customers to design and or price a project, choosing the lumber, building, finishing, and delivering (I only do this occasionally anymore though I do enjoy meeting my customers and seeing the finished piece in place). More than half my work is one-of-a-kind, objects I have not made before. I would be happy to work with you to design and or to price something entirely different from what you see here. Please call and we can discuss your particular needs and desires.

Yesterday Tim Clark emailed and called to tell me Design Within Reach is marketing a knock-off of my Bowback Bench (See: to view the original.) Tim indicated thatDesign Within ... Read more