ABOUT THE MAKER

Matthew Peterson designs and builds handcrafted furniture, custom cabinetry, and modern spaces in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.  He has been building commissioned furniture designs since 2007 following a degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He relocated to Portland, OR in 2009 to design, build, and manage the restaurant previously known as June (2010-2013).  With this project he transitioned from a student of architecture working in world class restaurants to a designer and furniture maker.  When he's not hard at work in his shop you'll find him playing with his kids.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:  A TAILORED EXPERIENCE

While my personal aesthetic leans toward a more clean and minimal modern approach, the forms that I create are the result of a detailed investigation between you and myself.  Through conversation we will define both your functional needs and aesthetic desires until we merge your individual vision and the integrity of the form.  The process is a communicative relay where we come up with something together, something that resonates with you.  This is my purpose.  I am always willing to accommodate unique constraints and can work with you to honor your budget.  Get in touch to get started.


METHODS + MATERIALS

Traditional joinery is the main method of construction.  These pieces are made to enjoy consistent daily use for a lifetime.

Great care is taken when selecting materials.  In the case of lumber -  largely domestic, and preferably Pacific NW, sourced lumber is used.  In special cases we may use an exotic, such as ebony, for hardware.

Finishes vary depending upon the needs and uses of each piece.  Natural oil finishes to more protective varnish may be used.  The finishes that are applied anticipate wear, are easy to repair, and have varying degrees of required maintenance depending on the client's lifestyle.

We work with local artisans and craftspeople to integrate other materials into the work.  Custom milling for hardware is produced by Tice Industries, hand turned table bases are crafted by Tim Corcoran, and local upholsterers are called on for work with fabric and leather.

The heirloom quality craftsmanship is sealed with a lifetime guarantee for residential pieces.