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  CHERRY BROOK WOODWORKS REVISITED

Pete Aleksa
A crotch mahogany custom designed sideboard
    Three years ago, in the premier issue of CTOldHouse.com, we visited with furniture craftsman Pete Aleksa  at his shop in a remodeled apple storage barn behind his house in Canton.  We thought it was time to catch up with Pete,  the sole proprietor and sole employee of Cherry Brook Woodworks, and get a look at what has been through his workshop lately.
Pete, 43, is a former marine biologist who handcrafts, along with modern pieces, museum quality reproductions of Federal and Chippendale furniture. In 2006 Pete was commissioned to make twenty-four hand-made square-back Federal style chairs for Gracie Mansion, the New York City museum that also serves as the Mayor’s residence. These chairs are now fixtures in the dining hall, in the part of Gracie Mansion that was built in 1799.

   Following is a selection from Cherry Brook Woodworks recent work.
Cabinets
A pair of quilted maple and cherry cabinets
Pete Aleksa
An ebonized walnut and blue ash custom console designed by architect David Harlan.
Closeup
Close up picture of cabinet joinery. There is a blog posting on how I
cut these dovetails.

Table
One of three tables made for the Converse world headquarters in Boston.

Two ChestsTwo very nice CT chests in for restoration.

Table
A large three pedestal custom dining room table.

CHERRY BROOK WOOD WORKS
155 Cherry Brook Road  ·  Canton, CT 06019
860-639-2101  ·  cherrybrookwoodworks.com


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