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3 Keys to Making this Year the Best One Yet!

Happy New Year!! Can you believe we’ve made it to 2022?! It has been a wild few years and we’ve had to figure out a new way of life after the arrival of COVID. Thank goodness for the blank slate of a new year. I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a better year, so I’ve come up with 3 guaranteed ways to make sure this will be the best year yet! Easy peasy right? Just 3! We can do it! Are you with me?! Key # 1 : SMILE MORE Putting a smile on your face releases dopamine, endorphins and serotonin, relaxing your body and raising your mood. Did you know a smile can even lower your...

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Not Just Furniture

When you commission a piece of Mokuzai Furniture, what you receive is not just a beautiful table, or bench or cabinet.  What you are getting is not just furniture.  It is not just a collection of legs and tops, sides and seats.  Each piece of Mokuzai Furniture is a finely detailed work of functional art. Let me show you a little about what makes that difference! When you first look at our furniture, you (hopefully) think it is stunning.  There is just something about the piece, the lines, the color, the shape, something that makes it the most beautiful piece of furniture you've ever seen.  Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it but there is something about that table...

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Putting the Pieces Together

Uniquely designed, hand-cut joinery is an important part of Mokuzai Furniture.  The carefully crafted dovetails, mortises, tenons and more, lock all the pieces together for an heirloom quality piece of fine furniture.   This particular cabinet was especially tricky as so many components needed to work together functionally but also be aesthetically stunning. Ensuring that our clever construction is left to the outside, the hand-cut joinery details are a signature design highlight of Mokuzai Furniture.  When you see our unique joinery, you know this piece of fine furniture is well made. This custom cabinet, in Tiger Maple and Cherry, was designed as a display case for a beautiful collection of art books.  Now at home in Bethesda, Maryland, its use is quite...

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