Dick Larson has been building furniture for thirty years — nearly 20 years ago, he and wife Carol began Larson’s Fine Furniture. In the summer of 2000 Dick retired from the practice and teaching of general surgery, to pursue furniture making on a full time basis, from Banner Elk in the mountains of western North Carolina.
His primary interests have evolved over the years, and now focus on blending woodcarving and wood sculpture with the traditional joinery of furniture making. Each piece is designed, crafted and finished by Dick. All of these designs utilize considerable handwork, both in the joinery, as well as the shaping of structural elements.
Most pieces are finished with eight coats of a Tung Oil based finish, hand-rubbed to emphasize the warm, natural beauty and grain of the select hardwoods, individually chosen for each one. Some of our highly figured woods have been reclaimed from the bottom of Lake Superior, providing extraordinary color and grain in these products of our virgin forests, 150-200 years old. It is our intention that each item we make will become an heirloom, to be enjoyed by the purchasers and their families for generations.