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Dave

About Dave

Born and raised in rural Idaho, Dave’s life as a farrier and wrangler has exposed him to the majority of the American West. Perhaps it’s his lifelong association with horses that developed his inherent sense of proportion and grace – found in every piece he creates. When not riding, Dave studied joinery, finish techniques and the evolution of New Mexican furniture in the Spanish Colonial Style (circa 1600 – 1940).

The strong, simplistic lines and emphasis on functionality appealed to him.  The rhythmic chip carving patterns mirrored the natural patterns in the desert southwest. His meticulous craftsmanship displays the finest joinery techniques, a five-step finish process and historically accurate details.

Today, Dave’s furniture can be found in homes from California to Connecticut and Montana to Mexico. Every piece is custom-made, designed to complement the home it occupies and destined to become a family heirloom.

Dave was selected as one of Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine’s 2009 “Masters of the Southwest”.  If you would like to read the article, please click here or you can watch a video that was created for the article on our home page.

Design Process

Please call to schedule a consultation or e-mail me for an estimate. Include the approximate dimensions of the piece and desired wood so I can create a rough estimate. If the estimate is within your comfort zone we can speak further about the details.
I prefer to meet with my clients to see exactly where the piece will go, take measurements and discuss form, finish and function.
My hands-on approach sometimes limits me to the Metro Phoenix, Prescott and Wickenburg areas. Typically I work within a 2 hour drive of Wickenburg, although I have recent clients in Roundup, MT. and Dubois, WY.
I have also built and shipped pieces from CA to CT and have done so without ever seeing the home or meeting my clients in person.
If you have further questions please feel free to contact me via phone 928.684.7386 or email davelookingbill@rocketmail.com

 

Dave Lookingbill
Craftsman