Maker and designer of fine furniture and custom items.

O’Doherty Moore custom designs and builds pieces to match your aesthetics and space.

Exceptional custom music stands.

Andrea LeBlanc, a Baroque – Classical – Modern Flutist, performs with a custom music stand.

Making beautiful objects begins on the drawing board.

Care is taken to select wood with figure and character that is then shaped with hand tools to create the form of the piece.


Handmade Cherry Music Stand

Handmade cherry music stand or book stand. This stand has a hand-rubbed finish and the cherry glows.

As it ages, the color of the cherry will deepen and become richer. The desk has an aesthetically pleasing grain pattern.

Adjustable height and viewing angle.

Custom Music Stands

Music & Book Stands

A music or book stand can be more than just a bland utilitarian item — it can make an aesthetic statement as it supports sheet music or displays a favorite coffee-table book.

Custom Table

Specialty Tables

Tables designed to fit and look good – with traditional joinery.

Walnut Baptism Stand

Seating & More

Need something different?
Contact O’Doherty Moore to learn about custom pieces.

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As we spend more and more time in our homes it seems natural that we should create meaningful, pleasant spaces. But what items should we select to live in those spaces? Inexpensive, production line items? Or works items made deliberately by a craftsman — aesthetically designed and then shaped by the human hand?

I hold that having hand-made items created by a craftsperson you know results in a space filled with beautiful and functional pieces. Well-made items with hand-rubbed finishes age better than speedily constructed production-line pieces.

Perhaps William Morris, the 19th century designer and champion of hand-made work, put it best: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

Latest from O’Doherty Moore

Five Cherry Music Stands

Five Cherry Music Stands

Five cherry music stands atop the workbench just before they left the shop for service with Arpeggione Ensemble. The stands were customized to the chamber group's specifications. Each stand has a wider desk than normal to accommodate the scores the group uses. The pedestal pole has a simplified, Shaker look. Arpeggione Ensemble performs with historically correct instruments and works to...

Happy Birthday Buzz, Shop Dog

Happy Birthday Buzz, Shop Dog

Wish Buzz, the shop dog, a happy first birthday! Buzz was born July 6, 2020. Given the proximity to the 4th, Marcie who runs Sunset Hill Labrador Retrievers in Hannacroix, NY, gave him the temporary name of "Independence."  An English Labrador retriever, Buzz has been a joy from the day we got him about 10 months ago. Buzz is a very good boy — he’s well tempered and leaves the wood alone in the...