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Don, thanks so much for the exquisite jewelry box you designed and made for my wife. We both are amazed at the meticulous detail and expert craftsmanship you put into its construction. It is truly a work of art that will be enjoyed and admired in our family for many generations!


- Bruce and Kellie Davidson

My husband and I decided to purchase a new coffee table for our family room. We wanted to maintain the formal look of the room, and we could not find a table to match our need. We then consulted with Don Harris. Don demonstrated great knowledge and insight into our style of furniture. He pointed out details of our furniture which we had not even noticed before, but which he ultimately tied in to our new table. We never felt that Don imposed his own ideas on us, instead he listened to our thoughts, making the whole experience a very collaborative process. He had a couple of very detailed furniture books and gave us a great idea of what the end product would look like. The final product exceeded our expectation. Don's attention to detail impressed us. He is extremely meticulous, timely, and communicated with us throughout the process, demonstrating a great work ethic. We have received great compliments on the coffee table. What we like most about Don's work is that he ties his furniture into matching the existing home, which makes his work very personal to its environment. We would highly recommend Don Harris to anyone who is looking for custom built furniture.

- Adriana Frazier

I would like to highly recommend Don Harris for his superb wood craftsmanship in creating special order pieces as well as for his customer service.  Don created for me an oak frame for a large piece of stained glass mosaic. The frame compliments and enhances the piece. In addition, he took a drab maple table top and crafted farm table legs and an apron and turned it into a conversation piece!  Both pieces have detailing that one never sees in furniture stores today.  He is a perfectionist and it shows in his product.  I can't wait to come up with something else for him to build for me!

- Susan Taylor

Don Harris worked with our thoughts and visions and created a most wonderful piece of art for us, our front door. I had been looking on the internet and at various shows trying to find a door that would work for our house - not a one size fits all. 

Don created a wonderful mahogany door for us with beveled glass that was in keeping with a clean Shaker/Mission style look to work with our very eclectic log style infused with 1970ís mountain house.

The door is beautiful and installation seemed effortless Ė even though we know that Donnie had his work cut out for him since nothing in our house is average/normal or even to code! We felt the price of the door was commensurate with the amazing workmanship. 

- Carolyn Quan

"Thereís Nothing Like Getting Your Hands on Fine Smooth Curves"

From the Blog of
Eric Lars Bakke, Photographer
March 27th, 2009

One of the benefits of my work is learning something new just about every day from either news sources, research or the people and the businesses they develop or direct or perhaps by the products they produce.

Most recently my schooling came from Don Harris. Harris, who lives here in Evergreen, is a career military man with a penchant for making furniture. Not your basic shop class stuff mind you, but exquisite, detailed period furniture. These chairs, tables, chests of drawers and bed frames are pieces of art.

It is the type of craftsmanship that once you have seen or touched the wood you know immediately a manís soul has penetrated the deep rich grain and left an indelible mark of love and care.

Don has plans to launch a second career as a high-end furniture maker and wood craftsman. He contacted me to photograph his current collection so he not only has a record of his pieces but to have the building blocks for a website and future marketing material.

After speaking with this quiet methodical man with a seasoned Georgian accent, it became very apparent his military background wedged with discipline, determination and resiliency would meet the task at hand.

He has chiseled good looks and a physique that would take you out in one blow. However, there is a gentleness to him that shows his caring for not only for the raw woods and tools neatly positioned in his well designed wood shop but also for his wife and two children.

In the twelve hours I spent with him my knowledge of wood and the evolution of its natural state into artistry quadrupled. Though I was familiar with some wood working terms seeing Donís definition of dove tail, breadbox and dental gave me a whole new perspective.

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