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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Solid Cherry Table
Wood Console Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 2,495
$ 2,120.75
Zebra Side Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

by Tom Dumke
$ 1,995
$ 1,695.75
Tiger Maple Side Cabinet
Wood Side Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 2,495
$ 2,120.75
Tall Cherry Display Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

by Tom Dumke
$ 2,495
$ 2,120.75
Cherry Two-Drawer Hall Table
Wood Side Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 1,495
$ 1,270.75
Walnut Demilune
Wood Hall Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 995
$ 845.75
Tall Splay
Wood Pedestal Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 495
$ 420.75
Tiger Maple Two Drawer Hall Table
Wood Side Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 1,495
$ 1,270.75
Foyer Sideboard
Wood Console Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 3,995
$ 3,395.75
End Table
Wood End Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 1,295
$ 1,100.75
Wall Display Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

by Tom Dumke
$ 995
$ 845.75
Cherry Demilune
Wood Hall Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 995
$ 845.75
Walnut Coffee Table
Wood Coffee Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 2,495
$ 2,120.75
Solid Walnut Table with Zebrawood Accents
Wood Console Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 2,995
$ 2,545.75
Two Drawer End Table
Wood Side Table

by Tom Dumke
$ 1,495
$ 1,270.75
Curio Cupboard
Wood Cabinet

by Tom Dumke
$ 3,495
$ 2,970.75
Zebra Two-Drawer Side Cabinet
Wood Cabinet

by Tom Dumke
$ 2,495
$ 2,120.75
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Award of Distinction, Pensacola, Florida, Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, 2015
Award of Distinction, State College, Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival, 2015
Merit Award, Fort Worth, Texas, Main Street Arts Festival, 2015
Creative Craft 3rd Place, Vero Beach, Florida, Under the Oaks Art Festival, 2015
Award of Merit, Tampa, Florida, Gasparilla Ars Festival, 2015