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What do I do?
I build and design contemporary furniture to emphasize the innate beauty of natural wood grains and markings. Manipulating colors and patterns in wood to complement lines, curves, and surfaces in furniture comes intuitively to me. Finding exceptional lumber for my pieces is exciting and is also something that I take great interest and pride in doing. I use the best boards from one tree so that my pieces have consistency.
What gives me inspiration?
I find inspiration from the wood itself. The markings are so interesting and aesthetic that displaying them as best as possible becomes a welcomed challenge. Woods outside my New Hampshire studio make finding inspiration almost effortless. I relax with the tranquility of the surrounding lakes, mountains, and wildlife. This setting fosters the patience and commitment needed for impeccable craftsmanship. Getting insight into creating aesthetically beautiful yet useful furniture is easier in such an idyllic setting. I love what I do, so I can’t call it “work.” To this day, my excitement continues as I design and build furniture. Living like this allows me to produce the best products possible.
Where did I go to school?
I received my furniture training from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine. I attended their 9 month comprehensive program. I also received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine and worked as an engineer and home inspector before I became a full time furniture maker.
Do you have any questions?
Give me a call at 603.707.7687 or send me an email and I’ll be able to answer your questions as soon as possible.
Do you need advice?
I’d be more than happy to give you insights about your custom order!
Read what our customers are saying:
“Jim Zink is exactly the type of person I want to work with. He is a professional through and through; fastidious over detail and quality and unwilling to give me anything sub-par. Two months ago, I presented him a design for a live-edge day bed. It is currently on its way to my home in California. Working with Jim was amazing. He took my artistic ideas, problem solved with me, and put them into a functional design using his engineering brain. He is 100% reliable, efficient, trustworthy, and kind. I could not ask for anything more.”
“Jim Zink is one of the finest furniture craftsmen in New England. With a knack for precision and an eye for design, Jim custom made three fine pieces of furniture for us….His executions are perfect and his ability to deliver items on time unmatched. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a custom furniture craftsman.”