For more than 20 years, I designed and sold orthopedic implants. My transition to designing and building handcrafted furniture began with the restoration of our 1918 home. I discovered that old growth cypress and heart pine had been used to construct the frame. When I saw how exquisite those old timbers were, the entrepreneurial spirit struck. I started The Armored Frog, and those first pieces were created using antique wood recovered from my home.
My great passion is the pursuit of these ancient timbers, reclaiming them from historic structures and riverbeds throughout the Southeast, exploring their unique nature and revealing their stories. That’s one of the things I like best about what we do: preserving the past while embracing the future. Each Armored Frog piece is a functional work of art, a one-of-a-kind heirloom in the making.
Please visit our IN THE STUDIO page to see our recent creations and custom pieces.