Newport, Rhode Island · 57 Sales



Newport, Rhode Island 57 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Custom Furniture, Cabinetry, and Woodworking.

Jonathan Brower

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Jonathan Brower


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be69 on Sep 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Jaw dropping work of awesome quality.


nikkilyn99 on Feb 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great job, Thank you very much!!!

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Moving Up, One Basement at a Time.

Born in California and raised in Rhode Island, Jonathan Brower has returned to the Ocean State after more than 12 years away. All through high school and college, he pursued art with a passion and completed a BFA in painting at Syracuse University in 2004. Upon graduation, he accepted a teaching position in the Foundations Department in the School of Art and Design at Syracuse University where he taught drawing for three years. While teaching, he made time to play music as a drummer, tour with The Martha Dumptruck Massacre, and get a second job in a cabinet shop.

It was while working at The Joinery, a custom cabinet shop in Syracuse, that Jonathan was infected with the woodworking bug. He worked under established cabinetmakers as well as with a former Stickley Furniture prototype maker, all of whom passed on countless skills and attitudes for a happy life in woodworking.

Next came marriage and a move! Wed but a month, Jonathan and his wife Meaghan answered a call for her work that took them to the land of the pines--North Carolina. It wasn't long before Jonathan found employment both teaching at a local artists' league and at a custom cabinetry shop. Over the next three years, Jonathan steadily turned furniture making into a full time lifestyle. He had the fortune of working for another successful small shop where he had a hands on role in every part of running furniture business.

Four years after arriving, Jonathan and Meaghan answered the call to move on from the South. It was then that they decided Jonathan should go into business for himself. So after completing the 12-Week-Intensive at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, he did just that.

Jonathan now lives with his wife in northwestern Rhode Island where he has his shop and business.

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  • Jonathan Brower

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jonathan Brower is a furniture maker in Rhode Island. Drawing on 10 years of experience, he designs and makes many styles of furniture of the highest quality. Challenges of form, function, and budget make for unique and original solutions and work.

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Last updated on February 11, 2013
I make custom furniture, cabinetry, and woodworking. I love to design and make in a modern style. However, most of what I make and build vary greatly in influence and function. Whether I'm making cheese boards in solid curly maple or fuming an arts and crafts buffet in quarter-sawn white oak, I strive to deliver work that is of the utmost quality and built to last generations or more. I hope to make pieces that the grandchildren will fight over.

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I do not offer refunds at this time. Please contact me about insurance if necessary. For larger work, we can discuss the limits of insurance and maintenance of a piece. I am not responsible for damage during shipping, loss, or stolen work.
I accept Paypal at this time.
For smaller pieces, I will include the shipping price with the description of the work. For larger work that needs crating or special shipping, the cost will be on a piece by piece basis. Please contact me with questions. Thank you.