About Jan | About the Furniture | Gallery | Testimonials | Purchasing | Links | Contact | Home 
Oak Tables

Photo: Steven Kennard, Innovative Imaging Studio

About the Furniture

Jan Coulter Furniture Maker is a small, independently owned woodworking shop that has been in business since 1990.  Jan specializes in quality hardwood furniture inspired by the British Arts & Crafts Movement started by William Morris at the end of the 19th century. 

You won’t find plywood or any of the short cuts that are so common in mass-produced furniture.  Instead, each piece is built one at a time, with attention to details that reflect the work of an artist committed to her craft.  Here are some examples:

  • Careful selection of wood to highlight beautiful grain and figure.
  • Frequent use of ‘live edges’, giving each piece a unique character.
  • Dovetailed drawers with solid wood floating panels on drawer bottoms.
  • Mortise and tenon joinery and sturdy construction.
  • Solid wood backs on all casework.
  • Glass panels individually splined.
  • Built with an understanding of the properties of wood, designed for changes in the seasons.
  • Thorough, hand polished finish work inside and out that is functional and feels good to the touch.
  • Time-honoured designs adapted to contemporary living.