Charlett Woodworking - Fine Custom Furniture - Louis J. Charlett
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About Charlett Woodworking

I vividly recall, as a boy, walking in the woods and passing my hands over the bark of the trees as I went... feeling the different textures and feeling a connection. I still feel that connection to the wood each time I go into the studio.  


I have been designing and hand building conservative contemporary furniture since May of 1981. My reputation is founded on crafting high quality, handmade fine furniture that is custom designed to meet your wishes and needs. My prices are very competitive.

A repeat client base supports Charlett Woodworking

Over the years, the continuing confidence of my broad client base brings much of my work. They add another piece or furnish another room. And, more and more, I find that I am building custom furniture for "second generation" clients.   I look forward to gaining your confidence.

Time honored techniques married to custom design

Each piece of furniture is custom designed and built, by my hand, employing only the finest hardwoods, materials and finishes.  

My original veneer designs are used across the spectrum of my furniture. Traditional and timely joinery techniques are employed, such as hand cut dovetails to join flat and curved panels. Lathe turned spindles or chair backs laminated to form a pleasing curve... it all adds up to furniture of unique value.

Inspiration and style

When I see furniture forms that catch my eye, that information goes into the "mix" and becomes part of my resource. As you roam my furniture gallery you may see the influence of Asian, Traditional or Classic styles. From the Arts & Crafts and Mission movements you might feel Stickley, Greene and Greene or Charles Renee Macintosh. And the purity of Shaker... who could ignore it?  

What is my style? I believe it is more of a feel... an interpretation, a blending of recognized styles with my personal inspiration and your unique contribution.  

What is your preference?  

•  A suite of custom bedroom furniture?

•  A single spectacular hand crafted piece to revel in?

•  A classically inspired office or tastefully contemporary library?

•  An elegantly simple and delightfully comfortable dining room ensemble?

•  A breakfront worthy of your finest china?

•  A space-saving, room-enhancing entertainment center?

•  Traditional or Contemporary? Shaker or Stickley? Pennsylvania cherry or country oak?  

My repertoire is wide. What is your preference? Contact me to discuss you questions and ideas.


Louis at work



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Charlett Woodworking  51 Intervale Rd   New Gloucester ME 04260
Phone: (207) 926-5395       Fax: (207) 926-5328

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