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Tom Dumke

"My furniture is inspired by the clean lines of the Shaker form, allowing the highly figured domestic and exotic woods I use to be the focal point. This adds an artistic and functional facet to each piece. "

Tom Dumke is a self-taught woodworker with a deep respect for the furniture craftsmen of the 17th and 18th centuries. Their knowledge of form, balance, joinery, and wood movement is evident in the pieces of fine furniture that still exist today. Dumke relies on the shared expertise of those craftsmen from long ago and those of today.

The Shakers have had a profound influence on Dumke's work with their clean, unadorned simplicity, and the functionality and craftsmanship of their furniture. Whether building an exact reproduction or drawing inspiration for his own designs, Dumke keeps the basic Shaker tenets in mind. His pieces are intended to harmonize with the environment, and he uses native, sustainably harvested solid wood species in his work.

Tom Dumke grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and learned a solid work ethic from his father, a controller for Delco Electronics. From Dumke's earliest years, he was always curious about how things worked and how things were constructed. By examining how things were made, Dumke developed an appreciation for the careful and precise use of tools. He is a self-taught furniture maker.

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Curio Cupboard
Wood Cabinet

$ 3,495
$ 2,796
Maple Display Case
Wood Cabinet

$ 2,995
$ 2,396
Lamp Stand End Table
Wood Side Table

$ 1,495
$ 1,196
Spalted Console Cabinet
Wood Console Table

$ 5,995
$ 4,796
Solid Tiger Maple Table
Wood Console Table

$ 2,495
$ 1,996
Spalted Hall Table
Wood Hall Table

$ 1,495
$ 1,196
Leopard Wood Hall Table
Wood Console Table

$ 1,745
$ 1,396
Cherry Side Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

$ 1,995
$ 1,596
End Table
Wood End Table

$ 1,295
$ 1,036
Zebra Two-Drawer Side Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

$ 2,495
$ 1,996
Cherry Demilune
Wood Hall Table

$ 995
$ 796
Zebra Side Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

$ 1,995
$ 1,596
Tall Cherry Display Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

$ 2,495
$ 1,996
Cherry Two-Drawer Hall Table
Wood Side Table

$ 1,495
$ 1,196
Solid Cherry Table
Wood Console Table

$ 2,495
$ 1,996
Tiger Maple Side Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

$ 2,495
$ 1,996
Walnut Demilune
Wood Hall Table

$ 995
$ 796
Foyer Sideboard
Wood Console Table

$ 3,995
$ 3,196
Tiger Maple Two Drawer Hall Table
Wood Side Table

$ 1,495
$ 1,196
Tall Splay
Wood Pedestal Table

$ 495
$ 396
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
ACC, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
ACC, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008