Phone: (812) 723-3461
Address: 1714 E. Owl Hollow Rd. Paoli, IN 47454
All of Dale Barnard’s custom built furniture is tailored to the client’s design and is not only beautiful, but functional and endures. He builds many types of furniture from doors and kitchens to clocks and stairways.
Dale’s life experience melds woodworking, mathematics and a love of teaching.
Dale realized his love of working with wood and all aspects of carpentry required to build a home as he worked for his dad. He learned from his grandpa, through is dad’s teaching. His father taught him how to hang cabinets and build staircases by the time he was 16 years old.
As he learned alongside his family, he needed more complex projects in his early adulthood to feed his interest in designing and building with wood. This led him to:
Restore antique homes in the 1970s
Replicate 100-year-old doors
Develop a deep knowledge of millwork by building floors, doors and moldings
Replicate antique furnishings
By studying centuries-old wood in all forms, he saw first hand how various materials stand the test of time. This taught him which types of wood are best suited for specific furniture or architectural pieces, as well as a keen eye for detail and construction techniques.
When you ask Dale why he builds custom furniture, he says, “Knowing that one day someone will say, ‘My great-grandpa made this in 2011’ is the best reason to create beautiful heirlooms today.”