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Dale Helms has been making furniture professionally for 37 years. A signature of his work is his distinct use of the wood grain as a prominent feature in a table top, cabinet door, or headboard. Dale's intention is to harmonize the grain with the design. The results are a perceptible blend of grace, beauty, function, and attention to detail.

These photographs convey a sense of my approach to cabinetwork. My designs are influenced by the wood and evolve during the process of the craft. Inspiration starts with wood chosen for its natural character, grain, and color. Hand-cut dovetails, mortise & tenon and book-matching contribute beauty and durability.

-Dale Helms


“For me these pieces have the grace and beauty found in works of fine art.
Touching them is a moment of reverent meditation. Living with them is a rare privilege."

- Paul Landefeld Jr.