Contemporary kitchen
Contemporary kitchen

Custom designed and built for a new home in Boxford, Massachusetts—white oak veneer, water-based, 2-part satin polyurethane finish, custom brass pulls, and raw soapstone counters quarried in Virginia

Kitchen island
Kitchen island

Styled like furniture to suit an open floor plan in Boxford, Massachusetts

Draw leaf dining table
Draw leaf dining table

White ash with a water-based polyurethane finish—draw leaves over drawers on either end

Contemporary maple bed
Contemporary maple bed

Bleached hard maple with shellac finish

Traditional bed in figured cherry
Traditional bed in figured cherry

King size bed built for a local client—cherry slats and hand-rubbed oil varnish

Blanket chest in figured maple
Blanket chest in figured maple

Bruce’s original design for this piece appeared in Blanket Chests: Outstanding Designs from 30 of the World’s Finest Furniture Makers (Taunton Press, 2011)

Traditional kitchen
Traditional kitchen

Custom built for a small kitchen in an 18th-century home in West Newbury, Massachusetts

Conference table
Conference table

Part of a commission for a New Hampshire library—also included circular pedestal work tables, cafe tables, and more than 30 chairs

White oak bed
White oak bed

Queen bed in white oak with pickled finish and water-based polyurethane topcoat—headboard was upholstered in leather

Reproduction of Portsmouth side chair
Reproduction of Portsmouth side chair

Built to match chairs made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the late 18th century

Rift oak wall desk
Rift oak wall desk

Horn and holly inlay, deer parchment writing surface

Cherry dresser
Cherry dresser

Tall dresser with graduated drawers built for a client in New York

Transitional kitchen
Transitional kitchen

Douglas fir lower cabinets paired with painted pantry units for modern farmhouse in Lincoln, Massachusetts

Stickley style table
Stickley style table

A commission piece—colored with dye and oil-based pigments, oil varnish topcoat

Stand up desk
Stand up desk

Vermont cat’s paw cherry with bird’s eye maple interior—custom built with secret compartments and client’s initials in marquetry

Ladies' desk
Ladies' desk

Designed for a show at the Wentworth-Gardner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Desk
Desk

Custom designed in cherry and tiger maple

Round gateleg tables
Round gateleg tables

Matching pair with drop leaves

Hall or sofa table
Hall or sofa table

Figured maple with turned legs

Drawer detail
Drawer detail

Custom pulls in ash

Chippendale tables, set of four
Chippendale tables, set of four

Commissioned by the The Bostonian Society for the Old State House Museum in Boston—a collaborative effort with another local maker, these tables are based on originals produced by Benjamin Frothingham of Charlestown, Massachusetts, c. 1755-1790

Duncan Phyfe reproduction for Metropolitan Museum show
Duncan Phyfe reproduction for Metropolitan Museum show

Ring from which a curtain was hung over an original Grecian style bed by Duncan Phyfe, c. 1841—subcontracted to Bruce from another furniture maker for the Met exhibit Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York

Federal style chest
Federal style chest

Mahogany veneer in “segrass” figure with crotch mahogany top—holly, dyed pear, and figured maple banding and ivory keyhole escutcheons made from piano keys that would otherwise have gone to the landfill

Wooden boat
Wooden boat

This Goat Island Skiff, known for its light weight and fast sailing, was Bruce’s first foray into boat building

Goat Island skiff, detail
Goat Island skiff, detail

Cherry gunwale and bench, painted interior

Contemporary kitchen
Kitchen island
Draw leaf dining table
Contemporary maple bed
Traditional bed in figured cherry
Blanket chest in figured maple
Traditional kitchen
Conference table
White oak bed
Reproduction of Portsmouth side chair
Rift oak wall desk
Cherry dresser
Transitional kitchen
Stickley style table
Stand up desk
Ladies' desk
Desk
Round gateleg tables
Hall or sofa table
Drawer detail
Chippendale tables, set of four
Duncan Phyfe reproduction for Metropolitan Museum show
Federal style chest
Wooden boat
Goat Island skiff, detail
Contemporary kitchen

Custom designed and built for a new home in Boxford, Massachusetts—white oak veneer, water-based, 2-part satin polyurethane finish, custom brass pulls, and raw soapstone counters quarried in Virginia

Kitchen island

Styled like furniture to suit an open floor plan in Boxford, Massachusetts

Draw leaf dining table

White ash with a water-based polyurethane finish—draw leaves over drawers on either end

Contemporary maple bed

Bleached hard maple with shellac finish

Traditional bed in figured cherry

King size bed built for a local client—cherry slats and hand-rubbed oil varnish

Blanket chest in figured maple

Bruce’s original design for this piece appeared in Blanket Chests: Outstanding Designs from 30 of the World’s Finest Furniture Makers (Taunton Press, 2011)

Traditional kitchen

Custom built for a small kitchen in an 18th-century home in West Newbury, Massachusetts

Conference table

Part of a commission for a New Hampshire library—also included circular pedestal work tables, cafe tables, and more than 30 chairs

White oak bed

Queen bed in white oak with pickled finish and water-based polyurethane topcoat—headboard was upholstered in leather

Reproduction of Portsmouth side chair

Built to match chairs made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the late 18th century

Rift oak wall desk

Horn and holly inlay, deer parchment writing surface

Cherry dresser

Tall dresser with graduated drawers built for a client in New York

Transitional kitchen

Douglas fir lower cabinets paired with painted pantry units for modern farmhouse in Lincoln, Massachusetts

Stickley style table

A commission piece—colored with dye and oil-based pigments, oil varnish topcoat

Stand up desk

Vermont cat’s paw cherry with bird’s eye maple interior—custom built with secret compartments and client’s initials in marquetry

Ladies' desk

Designed for a show at the Wentworth-Gardner House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Desk

Custom designed in cherry and tiger maple

Round gateleg tables

Matching pair with drop leaves

Hall or sofa table

Figured maple with turned legs

Drawer detail

Custom pulls in ash

Chippendale tables, set of four

Commissioned by the The Bostonian Society for the Old State House Museum in Boston—a collaborative effort with another local maker, these tables are based on originals produced by Benjamin Frothingham of Charlestown, Massachusetts, c. 1755-1790

Duncan Phyfe reproduction for Metropolitan Museum show

Ring from which a curtain was hung over an original Grecian style bed by Duncan Phyfe, c. 1841—subcontracted to Bruce from another furniture maker for the Met exhibit Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York

Federal style chest

Mahogany veneer in “segrass” figure with crotch mahogany top—holly, dyed pear, and figured maple banding and ivory keyhole escutcheons made from piano keys that would otherwise have gone to the landfill

Wooden boat

This Goat Island Skiff, known for its light weight and fast sailing, was Bruce’s first foray into boat building

Goat Island skiff, detail

Cherry gunwale and bench, painted interior

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