We met Dave through the 2009 article in Phoenix Home and Garden. Since we live in Montana, we thought the distance from here to Wickenburg may present a problem, but, it has not. To date, Dave has crafted for us, nine pieces of beautiful furniture, plus, twelve unbelievably comfortable dining chairs. Each piece surpassing our expectations. Dave’s furniture is one of a kind, rock solid quality and reasonably priced. And, on occasion, Dave and I have swapped recipes.
Ed and K Bray
I treasure the three pieces of furniture that Dave created for me in the 21st century. They are as important to me as a priceless heirloom made by my Pennsylvania ancestor early in the 19th century. Beauty combined with functionality characterize Dave’s vision; attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship deliver the goods!
Dave Lookingbill has delighted me for years with one lovely creation after another. My house is mainly furnished with his artfully built furniture. The round table with seven chairs is so popular my family all want me to leave it to them in my will! Yay, Dave! I’m grateful.
As an interior designer, I have collaborated with Dave on many design projects for clients.
He has crafted dining tables, chairs, buffets, bookcases and even bathroom vanities that are
truly spectacular. His furniture transcends the ordinary and becomes a work of art. For this reason, I nominated him in 2009 for Master of the Southwest, a prestigious honor awarded by Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine.
Simply put, Dave is a rare and treasured talent.
“ You can hardly go wrong with the furniture that comes out of this shop. Dave came to our house, took measurements and helped with custom designs. All pieces were hand built, carved and finished by Dave himself. We have furnished half of our house with his pieces and spent significantly less for better quality than found at Restoration Hardware. And better yet Dave stayed with our project until we were totally happy.”
Dave and Pat Hess
” As a designer and specifier, I have worked with Dave in both residential and hospitality projects. His work is exquisitely detailed and every client is amazed and appreciative of his craftsmanship and talent. If you are looking for custom carving and a family heirloom piece with Southwestern flair, Dave’s your guy! And there’s a bonus if you visit his workroom, you get to pet the dos perros and if you’ve timed it right he’s likely to make you lunch!”
Jeanne Callahan, Interior Designer
May 12, 2016
For about 20 years, Dave Lookingbill has designed and built more than 40 pieces of household furniture for our home. Dave has a unique talent to take a general verbal description of what is needed, make a sketch and then transform that sketch into a beautifully designed and finished product. His work for us ranges from chairs, complete sets of dining room furniture, beds, chests of drawers, and a range of simple to complex tables. His work, in the Santa Fe style, always comes out more beautiful than I expect, arrives when promised and is fairly priced. The quality of what he does is exceptional.
Dave is truly a unique and very talented artist, who as a bonus, is very personable.
Dave’s furniture is functional and sturdy with attention to detail. It reflects the Southwest style with beautiful carvings and finishes. He takes the time to make each piece a work of art. Dave will work with you to make certain that what he creates meets your needs.
Betty and Ken Down
Dave, we have been having you build furniture for us since building our house in Wickenburg in 2003 and were so happy with your work that we commissioned you to build the living room furniture for our Wyoming ranch which we continue to enjoy.
John & Dita Daub