Bench, 2016
White oak, 6.5 ft x 8 in x 17 in

Cheese Board, 2014
White oak, 14 in x 5.5 in x 0.75 in

Table, 2014
White oak & steel, 96 in x 48 in x 32 in

Candle Holder, 2014
Maple, 11 in x 2 in

Vanity, 2016
White oak & concrete, 5 ft x 20 in x 32 in

Desk Organizer, 2014
Black walnut, 9 in x 6 in x 1.5 in

Bench, 2012
White oak, 8 ft x 7 in x 18 in

Finger-jointed table, 2017
White oak, 48 in x 36 in x 36 in

Box with lid, 2018
White oak, 8 in x 4 in x 5 in

Cutting board, 2015
White oak, 14 in x 9 in x 0.75 in

Pantry, 2017
White oak, installation

Kitchen, 2015
White oak & plywood, installation

Mudroom, 2015
White oak & stone tile, installation

Staircase, 2015
White oak, installation

Tray, 2013
White oak, 20 in x 16 in x 1.75 in

Post & beams, 2015
White oak, installation

Paipo, 2017
Cedar & White oak, 36 in x 20 in x 1 in

Birdhouse, 2013
Cedar, 10 in x 5 in x 5 in

Hay rake, 2013
Ash, 7 ft x 3 ft

Shelves, 2015
Pine, installation

Window display, 2017
White oak, installation

Morsecraft is the furniture design studio of Jamie Morse — an artist/craftsman living and working in Northport, Michigan. The work focuses on traditional furniture forms distilled to their essential aesthetic and structural geometry. By this method, form is clearly defined by the object's intended function.

Everything is made from native North American woods and metals. Finishes are entirely non-toxic and derived from easily renewable natural resources. A fundamental principle of the Morsecraft philosophy is that the entire object and creative process should cause zero harm to the human body or the environment where its materials are grown, harvested, and transformed into a functional object. Morsecraft objects are designed to be durable and last a long time with constant use. The aesthetic is designed to enhance with time, as wear and the shifting effects of the atmosphere and time make their mark on the material. This is called the patina of life.

Traditional joinery is preferred to glue, and the natural color of waxed, oiled, or oxidized material is celebrated instead of paint or stain. An ongoing effort is being made to plant new trees on the land surrounding the workshop here in Northport. Any opportunity to harvest naturally-fallen timber from around the area is eagerly taken.

Perhaps you enjoy the transformation of natural materials into beautiful and useful objects as much as we do. Thank you for your interest in this work and these ideas.