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Grain of Thought

" When designing a piece I feel that if I put the wood first and honor it the best way that I know, then the end result may be something as timeless as the materials in which were used to make it."

My design influence is a synthesis of Japanese, Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Organic Form. This provides a liberating way to harmoniously present each piece of wood. Others who have inspired me are Charles and Henry Greene, George Nakashima, Sam Maloof, James Krenov and John Makepeace to name a few.


Gorgeous wood, interesting design and attention to detail are the hallmarks of my work.  I take great satisfaction in book matching wood. As much as possible, I try to incorporate this technique into my designs. When seeking out lumber, I’ll often look for consecutively sawn boards and in some cases the entire log section.

I enjoy the collaborative process with clients, designers, and other profesionals. Each piece is unique and tells a story.  Knowing that families will celebrate special occasions and have family meals at my tables, spend time together in their living rooms with my coffee tables and media centers, or write special letters on my desks brings me great joy.  Also knowing that my furniture will be passed down to the next generation fills me with pride that I’ve created something that is timeless.  

Johnny Geraghty

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