EXCELLENT FURNITURE DESIGN has four objectives:
ONLY SKILLFULLY HAND-CRAFTED CUSTOM-DESIGNED FURNITURE can meet these demanding standards for most individuals. Assembly line, mass-produced, “one-size-fits-all” furniture has many short-comings. Unlike custom hand-crafted pieces produced to order by a master craftsman, their pieces are confined to the capabilities and limitations of the machines they use and the materials they can acquire at the lowest bulk price . They simply cannot address an individual’s specific needs or desires.
The four objectives listed above are constantly fighting against one another. A chair back and seating surface require thicker boards, deeply saddled to make them comfortable. However, nobody wants to “see” this unbalanced thickness in relation to the other chair elements because it would destroy the “beauty” of the chair. The craftsman must design and build furniture, concealing this thickness, while taking full advantage of it. The “Big Bend Patio Chair” and the “Permian Chair” both embrace and reflect this key design concept.
Furniture must also fit into its resting environment. The “Big Bend Patio Chair” incorporates a signature “bend” in its integrated front leg/armrest design which allows it to assimilate with other natural outdoor elements where “bends and arches” are echoed in surrounding trees, trellises and vines. The “Permian Chair” with its curved back and seating surface is an obvious compliment to a round kitchen table; however, it is equally at home surrounding a square table with it’s straight legs and rails. The exposed wood joints are consistent with high quality craftsman or “mission-style” furniture.
Chase Woodworking Co. is committed to achieving the four objectives of excellent furniture design in EVERY PIECE I design and build. When considering handcrafted furniture just “Cut to the CHASE”!
These are the most beautiful, durable, and comfortable patio chairs available.
Made of white oak, in a natural weather-proof oil finish. Other woods are available.
This hand-crafted chair is designed and engineered to be enjoyed by you, your children and your grand-children for many years to come.
Made of white oak with strong mortise and tenon wood joints. Seven thin coats of hand-rubbed oil and wax are applied to protect and enhance the beauty of the wood.
* Custom woods and wood tones available
Imagine having all your items kept in one place, when you are not carrying them. Lots of room for your Cell Phone, keys, pocket change, pen, eye glasses, watch, pocket knife, etc.
Made from hard maple and black walnut.
Unit includes (3) precise-fitting removeable/stackable trays.
Made from quarter sawn white oak and black walnut.
Compliments any beautiful office or home furnishings.
Made from quarter sawn white oak with walnut buttons.
Very smooth riding for young Cowboys and Cowgirls.
Price Range - $759.25 - $875.25 each
While these are "production" models, they are still "custom-built". Normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks depending upon current workload and number units in inventory. Please call to receive a more accurate production-time estimate on your particular order.
Sibley Nature Center
Gayle & Michael Banschbach
Steve did such a great job on these chairs that I asked him to design and build a desk with two drawers. Steve brought me a design and worked with me to insure that he understood exactly what I wanted in my desk. The finished product is a work of art from the dovetailed drawers to the leather signing pad. The black walnut, Steve's favorite medium, has developed a very warm coloration over these last four years. It is a joy to sit and work at this desk.
When we decided we needed a large conference table with matching caster chairs, I decided to see if Steve could take on this large of a project. I explained to Steve that we wanted to have a table design that insured that the chairs would not be able to bump in to any of the table's leg structure. The design also had to allow for moving the table into our building's elevators. Steve designed a curved table support structure that is absolutely incredible; the caster chairs move freely alongside of the table without ever encountering any of the table's support structure. When you walk up to this table, you cannot help but marvel at the artistic beauty of the leg structure and the table's massive presence. People immediately ask me how we were able to get such a massive table up to our 10th floor office. Steve designed the two piece table to fit perfectly into the elevators. The caster chairs themselves are designed similar to my visitor chairs with the comfortable seat and lumbar support. Over the last four years, our visitors have been highly impressed with the quality and workmanship of our conference table and I currently have Steve working on a very special chair that will be used for reading.
It amazes me that Midland has such a talented furniture maker in our midst. I would recommend Steve to anyone who has a desire for heirloom quality furniture that will be built to the client's exact specs. I offer an open invitation to anyone who would like to come by my office and see for themselves the kind of work that Steve Chase does.”
Joseph L. Castillo
Bold Energy III LLC
Steve Chase Woodworking Co.
If you live in or are just visiting the Permian Basin area of West Texas, be sure to call me so we can visit about your specific needs. I work out of my home in Midland, Texas and you are always welcome… just please call ahead to set up an appointment.
I call any piece of furniture that is built with templates and jigs, "production" furniture. Over time, these devices were developed to save time and reduce costs. The furniture pieces featured in my "Gallery" represent unique one-off custom-made designs targets specifiaclly to a client's needs and desires. Non-Production pieces require additional time for planning and in some cases "prototyping" to arrive at the final design and strategy. Non-Production pieces start from scratch and therefore take a considerable amount of additional time and expense to complete.
Absolutely not. Fine handcrafterd furniture always comes pre-assembled as opposed to "break-down" mass-produced units that require customer assembly.
There is only "one-person" working in this small business, and that person is me, Steve Chase. All of the work is done my me.
Interior furniture - only requires regular dusting and the application of a thin coat of wax every two years. Naturally finished wood will develop a beautiful "petina" over time caused by ultraviolet light.
Outdoor furniture - requires more attention depending on how much exposure it has to the elements. Many people like to let their outdoor wood furniture become "weathered". If you would rather keep the "like-new" look for outdoor furniture, contact me and I can advise you depending upon where the furniture is located. In the Midland-Odessa, Texas area, I can perform this maintenance for you if you wish.
Yes. There is no additional charge for delivery in the Midland-Odessa area.
Depending upon where you live and what would be required to assure your furniture arrives in excellent condition, we would have to determine the best method of delivery for your order. In many cases, I can deliver outside the Midland-Odessa region for an additional fee. If you live far outside the immediate region, your furniture will be shipped in custom-built wood crates and/or pallets.The costs obviously vary depending on the size, weight and distance to your destination. I can always accomodate your shipping needs.
After we have discussed your requirements, should you decide to proceed, I require a 25% deposit to schedule your project in my work-queue. Another 25% is due when work actually begins. The remaining balance is due upon delivery.
Custom projects can take from two weeks up to several months depending upon scope and workload. "Production" items are of course the quickest turn-around. I can give you a better idea of time involved when you are ready to place an order and can keep you apprised of progress at regular intervals throughout the process.