If you’ve never seen a high-end pro furniture shop, take a look at the Fine Woodworking “Pro Portfolio” of the Irion Company Furniture Makers in Christiana, Pa. This small shop boasts a long history of first-class furniture.
Check out the audio slideshow for some info on the shop and the craftsmen who work there. We’re amazed by the amount of work that’s done by hand, not because they can’t do it another way, but because it’s still the best way to achieve period-correct, old-school furniture. The work that comes out of this shop looks dead-on correct — you’d have to know what to look for to prove it was made in the 21st century, not the 19th.
Pro Portfolio: Irion Company Furniture Makers [Fine Woodworking]