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
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
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
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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