Don and Chris Boule, father and son – master period furniture makers.

If you open the most recent issue of Woodwork magazine you will see two stories that I wrote. One is about an Israeli studio furniture artist named Jeremy Kimchi and the other is about a father and son, Don and Chris Boule, who make really spectacular period furniture in the style of the Dunlap furniture. The Dunlaps were a New Hampshire based family who produced iconic furniture which were kind of a twist on Queen Ann and Chippendale styles. The Boules are carrying this tradition into the 21st century.

I really encourage you to get the magazine and read about the Boules – you wouldn't regret it.  

In the meantime here are a few images of the Boules' work. 

Next time I will show you their shop and the marble ramp they were building on my first visit to their shop, neither of which appeared in the magazine.

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Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.