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Mahogany Bench with Marbled silk Seat
Walnut & Mahogany Window Seat / Cedar Chest
Commission - Sunrise Bed
Mahogany & Walnut Buffet
Detail Mahogany & Walnut Buffet
"My goal as a craftsman is to create enjoyably functional furniture that enhances its surroundings through artful design and expert craftsmanship."
T. Benjamin Hobbs
At Stanton Hill Studios all furniture is hand-crafted and originally designed using traditional construction techniques and quality native hardwoods. Each piece of furniture is hand crafted by Benjamin Hobbs from his own designs. Benjamin hand picks all the wood used in his furniture. He uses many of the woods that are native to his area of New York and Pennsylvania including Maple, Black Walnut, Ash, Cherry, Oak, as well as some mahogany and curly or figured woods. Refined hand detailing makes each piece of furniture unique.
Cat's Eye Coffee Table
En Point Pedestal Table
Mahogany & Burch Bowl
En Point End Table
Dining Chair, Curly Birch & Cherry
Tulip Lamp, Cherry & Walnut, marbled Silk Shade
Keystone Pedestal, Cherry & Curly Maple
Cherry & Walnut Tall Cabinet
Mirror and Trestle Hall Table
Jewelry Cabinet, Ash & Cherry
Pedestal in Tiger Maple & Curly Cherry
Built in Wood & Stained Glass Commission
Bookcase in Cherry & Maple
Sunrise Bed, Cherry, Walnut & Maple
Custom furniture is the mainstay of Benjamin’s business. Finding the perfect piece of furniture to fit a particular space or need can be very difficult. Benjamin can design and build a piece to fill this need for your home or office and you can be involved in the design process!
These pictures show custom pieces that have been originally designed to fulfill our customers wants and needs for a certain sized piece, special woods and wood combinations or just to have something unique and hand crafted designed especially for them.
"My goal as a craftsman is to create enjoyably functional furniture that enhances its surroundings through artful design and expert craftsmanship." T. Benjamin Hobbs
Becoming a furniture designer evolved from a melding of the family tradition of running a sawmill with the influences of my father, an engineer and my mother, an artist.
After graduating from The School of American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, with a degree in Furniture Design and Woodworking, I returned home and set up my studio in a vintage barn on our property. My father and I later designed and constructed a timber frame addition to the barn that doubled the size of the studio. My wife, a fiber artist, and my mother, a sculptor, also have their studios in this building.
At RIT, I acquired the techniques and skills I needed to create my vision of originally designed furniture. I take pride in being the sole designer and craftsman for all my furniture, it may take more time this way but it is worth the wait. Through all stages of the furniture making process, I pay close attention to detail; from hand picking the hardwoods used in each piece to applying many coats of a traditional hand rubbed oil finish. Each new piece of furniture is a statement of my original style. This style incorporates contrasting wood species, angles and curved elements, and refined hand detailing to make each piece of furniture unique.
The Stanton Hill Studios collection also includes collaborations between myself and my wife and partner Laura Hobbs, a marbler and fiber artist. Our most recent collaborations are lamps with lathe turned bases and marbled silk shades.
Stanton Hill Studios is located in Nichols, NY, a small town south of the Finger Lakes region and just north of the Pennsylvania border. We are easily accessible from NY 17/I-86 and I-81. If you are traveling in our area, let us know in advance and we will be happy to give you a tour of the studio and show you any of the furniture we have available.
We hope to have the pleasure of making originally designed furniture especially for you! Thank you for your interest in our furniture and for visiting our web site.