I can't say enough about how much I love my new desk as it has taken a functional piece of what was "office equipment" and replaced it with what is a jaw dropping work of art. What I feel makes this desk special is two fold as of course the craftsmanship and detail, right down to the centering of the grain of the Zebra Wood at the arc of the front of the desk to the small cutout in the back portion, just make it show piece. The desk is also well thought out as a functional piece as the idea of drawers having been replaced with far more functional and forward thinking shelving which just further shows off the quality of the product of which the desk is composed. If you are a traditionalist and would rather have things the same way you have seen them done in the past or would rather have a lower priced piece with inferior materials, design, and craftsmanship then this probably isn't for you. If you want something truly unique and something that is timeless and forwardly thought out, you have come to the right place.
— Mitch Wilson
My wife and I have had the pleasure of having Earl design and construct several pieces for our family. To say that we are pleased with his work would be a gross understatement. There are not enough superlatives to employ to describe our satisfaction, or his work. As a friend of mine said upon seeing one of Earl’s creations, “This is not furniture…it's functional art!”
We are particularly pleased with his exacting attention to detail. His design elements extend to portions of his work that are never seen, such as deep inside cabinets. He is masterful in his construction and particularly adept at mixing different woods; allowing for the different rates of natural movement in the wood due to changes in climate.
Finally, Earl is really, really good to work with. He tirelessly strove to ensure that we were satisfied with his designs and final products. When presented with obstacles or unique challenges, he refused to abandon the design or “settle” for the easy way out, but worked to solve the problem and realize the vision. We have recommended Earl to our friends and will continue to do so in the future! Simply, Earl’s artwork is FABULOUS! (To use only one superlative.)
— Gregg and Meg Lehman
We love the custom kitchen Earl built for us. He worked within our budget, he listened attentively to what we wanted, he collaborated with the design, and then he built it perfectly, finished it beautifully with the best tung oil, hand rubbed finish, and installed it. All of it cost exactly what he said it would. He is an artisan and professional of the highest caliber. And our house ended up featured on HGTV's Vacation Homes show, Earl's cabinets and solid maple counter top were definitely factors.
— Cheryl S.
Our bed is my favorite piece of furniture, and not just because we’re new parents and always short on sleep. We worked with Earl to come up with the design. It was a fun process, and our input combined with his creativity and expertise led to a gorgeous piece that fits our needs perfectly. We started by picking the wood, looking through samples of dozens of different kinds to find the right textures and colors. My favorite is the mesquite, with its intricate grain and rich reddish color, and the natural-shaped edges that look just a little bit rustic. My wife Erin likes a more “polished” look, and the curly maple of the headboard is both classic and beautiful. The stained alder of the legs provides a perfect transition between the two, somehow highlighting both and bringing them into balance by being understated. Next, Earl led us through the sculptural-architectural aspect of designing furniture. First the functionality: I’m tall and can’t stand a footboard that keeps me from fully stretching out with my feet over the end of the bed. So Earl measured our new mattress and designed a frame with a low footboard. The big mesquite planks of the frame look and feel substantial all the way around, really highlighting the beauty of the wood, but I’ve never once banged my toe. Erin likes to read in bed, so Earl designed a solid headboard shaped and angled like the back of a chair – lumbar support and all. It is tall with a rounded top, giving it a traditional look and a size that really showcases the rippling grain of the wood. The substantial legs are rounded at the top, mirroring the shape of the headboard and again balancing the visual tension between the refined, classic look of the maple headboard and the luxury-rustic feel of the mesquite frame. It all comes together as a piece of functional art that is rightfully the centerpiece of our bedroom: sturdy and balanced, polished and comfortable, sculpted to show off the natural beauty of the wood. And most of all inviting, can I take a nap now?
— F. Scott Worman
The mesquite dresser and 2 night stands Earl Nesbitt made for me are wonderful pieces! The wood continues to deepen in color, which Earl said would happen and the pieces are always commented on when anyone new sees them. The workmanship is exceptional and I especially love the secret compartment he created for my jewelry. All the joinery is top of the line with great attention to detail. I love the designs of the pieces and enjoyed being part of that process. Earl listened to what I wanted and delivered. These pieces will be part of my family for generations!
I obtained some of Earl's work 21 years ago. I enjoy it to this day, everyday.
— Jim Schroeder