ODoherty Moore, LLC

Maker and designer of fine furniture and custom items.

For more than 12 years, O’Doherty Moore has custom designed and built 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.

FEATURED PRODUCT

Two Sushi Dishes & Server Set

Handmade, walnut sushi dishes, sushi server and chopsticks to serve sushi and appetizers. A carved cup in the dishes can hold soy sauce for dipping. Grooves hold chopsticks when at rest. An elegant serving set.

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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Philosophy

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

Walnut Baptism Stand

Walnut Baptism Stand

Amid all the dark news in the age of COVID, it was great to hear that my recently completed walnut baptism stand was used in its first baptism at the Main Street Congregational Church in Amesbury, Mass. I’m hoping 2021 brings more joyful occasions and fewer sad ones. I designed the stand to harmonize with a communion table that the church had commissioned a few years ago. Roger Cramer, an...

Judging a Music Stand’s Personality

Judging a Music Stand’s Personality

I make music stands one at a time. While I’ve worked out the general dimensions and the like over the years, each music stand develops its own personality as it is made. Certainly, that personality is influenced by choices in wood. But more important still are the choices made as wood is shaped out of rough timber. If the choices go well, the result is an aesthetically pleasing form with nice...

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