Welcome to Walter Whiteley Furniture
Design. Build. Restore. Enjoy.
As a young man, over forty years ago, I struggled to find an outlet for my creative energy. While traveling through Europe after college, I met the lovely French woman who would become my wife. Through this chance encounter, I was also introduced to the old world furniture makers of Lacombe & Lacombe in Rodez, France. I spent four years in Rodez as an apprentice to these skilled masters and, under their tutelage, learned to make and restore fine furniture using only time-honored joinery and finishing techniques.
In 1975, I returned to my childhood home of York, PA where I have been creating and restoring furniture ever since. In these days of mass production, high quality, handcrafted furniture is becoming a rarity. I design and build pieces according to my customers' needs and wishes, in addition to restoring and refurbishing treasured heirlooms.
I would like to thank my family for their support and patience, as well as all of my loyal customers who, together, have made it possible for me to continue doing what I love.
About the Furniture
"the inherent beauty of fine furniture lies in the wood itself"
Handcrafted Furniture and Restorations
Traditional joinery and finishing
Custom Furniture Design
One-of-a kind bispoke designs that reflects each customer's personal style and needs
The finest hardwoods such as walnut, cherry, mahogany, and figured maples
Small Tiger Striped Maple chest of drawers with linen slide
Executive style desk with single board mahogany top with inlayed drawers and legs and brass sabots on the feet
Tall Post Bed in Walnut
with turned posts
Restoration techniques ensure your family heirloom will last for years to come