Richard Bissell FurnitureRichard Bissell Furniture Artist: Richard Bissell
Handmade Shaker & Mission Furniture
I operate a small woodworking shop in Putney, Vermont and have been designing and building handmade furniture one piece at a time since 1982. Over the years I have developed a line of Shaker furniture, Mission furniture and Windsor chairs. In addition to my line of Shaker and Mission furniture I also do a considerable amount of custom furniture and built-ins ranging from minor customization of standard pieces to designing and building completely new designs. I hope you will take the time to explore my web site and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Also, the next time you’re in Vermont please stop in and visit my workshop and showroom.
I put a great deal of thought into my furniture to make sure that each piece is intelligently designed to fullfill it’s function, is well proportioned with simple, clean, crisp details and is constructed with the best materials and joinery. While doing all of this I also keep in mind that most people don’t have an unlimited budget for furniture. Shaker and Mission inspired designs are ideal for building furniture that is functional and beautiful yet still affordable. In addition, I sell my furniture only directly to consumers through this website and my showroom in Putney, VT. This eliminates gallery or retailer mark ups which are considerable. While my furniture isn’t inexpensive it is priced very fairly and is an excellent value.