I build custom furniture.  In particular, I enjoy chairs and seating.  I make reproductions as well as build to a customer's inspiration.  

After spending two wonderful years at North Bennet Street School in Boston studying 18th century furniture making, I developed an appreciation for classic designs and techniques with an emphasis on hand tools which can be applied to any type of style.  I trained under some of the best furniture makers in the world.

Fortunately, after arriving in Ashland OR, I stumbled upon another terrific group of woodworkers in the Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild.   This guild has some amazing woodworkers representing a number of different styles - turning, cabinet making, carving, furniture making, etc.  It's a privilege to be a member as well as the secretary of the guild.

Every year on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving the members of the guild display their pieces at the annual Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild Thanksgiving Show in downtown Ashland, OR.  I hope to see you there next time!

Pricing:  Because my pieces are custom and hand made, prices are negotiated with every commission.  I have very low overhead so my prices will reflect that.

Why "Sitting Duck Fine Furniture"?  Is it because there is something about ducks and their behavior that makes me want to smile?  Is there something about the word "duck" that, when combined with "fine furniture", makes the name less formal and stuffy?  Did the name just pop into our heads after a couple beers?  Is it because grandpa is a die-hard University of Oregon Ducks fan?  Once I know the answer I will tell you. 

Herbert Edwin Harris III

Sitting Duck Fine Furniture 
Ashland, Oregon