Commissions

Making Your Vision a Reality

Maybe what you are looking for isn’t in a catalogue or store. You might be thinking about a certain form or design — elegant, quirky, or unusual.

You may need a particular surface treatment or finish of the wood, a special size and scale of a piece to match other parts of a historical restoration project. When your project requires the hand of a skilled woodworker, you need a craftsperson — someone who can work with you, side by side, to realize your vision.

Working with Foothills

I work on all types of architectural and restoration projects. My clients are small and large businesses, community and religious institutions, homeowners and architects. I design and build custom furniture, signage, and a range of figurative work.

When working on a custom piece, I collaborate with the client at every step. We develop the design and fine-tune solutions for the project. We get it done to your satisfaction, on schedule and on budget.

  • Nat Cohen carved and installed a sign for the renovated one-room Boyden Schoolhouse (1881) in Conway, Mass. He understood the challenges inherent in historical preservation projects, from design constraints and fixed budgets to committee approvals, and was spot on with his time and cost estimates. We could not have been more pleased with his work—the handsome lettering, the choice of wood and finish, and his overall fine craftsmanship.

    Peter Engelman Conway Historical Society/President
  • Our experience with Nat was wonderful and we couldn't be happier with our sign. He walked us through design, production, and placement of our sign with a clear understanding of the project and stuck to an accurate timeline. The final product was exquisitely crafted and is a new source of pride for our young business.

    Ashley Arthur Five-Eyed Fox Café and Beer Bar
  • In the summer of 2014 I was commissioned to build a piece of wooden furniture that was to be inscribed. Nat helped with the cursive font selection and hand carved the inscription, all within a tight time line. It worked out well and the client was very pleased with the piece.

    Bill Kelly Meadowwood Architectural Woodworking
  • When our church commissioned Nat to design a donor tree, we each had a vision of the finished project. Nat listened to our requests and crafted a proposal that combined all of our ideas into a beautiful finished project — that's the mark of a true craftsman! Nat was easy to work with, sporting a great sense of humor and an unparalleled attention to detail. He was always on time to our meetings, worked within his original estimate and our budgetary constraints, and came back as many times as it took to create the perfect end product. We are delighted with our gorgeous donor tree that is now the focal point of our entrance.

    Reverend Candice Ashenden United Congregational Church of Conway

Together, we develop designs according to your needs. Either from traditional patterns and ornament or from original contemporary designs. Every commission is a completely new journey. Every piece is unique and custom-crafted.

Let's Work Together