All of my pieces are the finest quarter sawn oak I can find. Each piece is made by hand and stained using a recipe handed down from the Charles P. Limbert Company. I re-started the Charles P. Limbert Company in 2005 as i was making many reproductions of the arts and crafts style by then, and I envisioned a resurgence of mission area furniture. I felt it was fitting that the original company try to make a comeback as the furniture was becoming more popular. I grew up surrounded by a town in the Midwest that had a lot of old world style. I don't think I realized that until I had moved away then returned years later. As a kid in Jr. high I had worked on a mission style lamp as my main project for the course, and then realized years later as I discovered arts and crafts woodworking that I was actually pretty good at it. In the year 1985 I had been building some of my first Limbert, Stickley and arts and crafts lamps and tables, and then later by 2000 I had gotten pretty good at it. Bungalow style or arts and crafts style or rustic style or mission style, or Stickley style came easy to me. The Limbert Company was near my home and the style flourished around the grand rapids area about 50 years before I was born. I don't know whether I had just seen a lot of the stuff when I was young or it was my German/Dutch heritage but I have to tell you folks that each piece is a pleasure to make, and i am thrilled to have my pieces in so many wonderful collections throughout the United States, Canada, The UK, and, South America, and Australia.
In 1998 my father passed away and he was a big influence on me, I still have a simple shaker style bench he made when he was young in his neighbor's garage. My work has done so well that I have chosen 3 charities I would like to donate to from the purchases of my hand made works. 1 Cancer in honor of my Dad & Mom, 2 historic restorations of old arts and crafts homes, and 3 The American Heart Association. I will be adding more to the website as I can.