R. Hood and Co. is proud to offer-heirloom quality reproduction furniture from
D.R. Dimes Branded Reproductions Line
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R. Dimes has been commissioned by museums such as Independence
Hall, Old Sturbridge Village, The Smithsonian and Colonial
recreating their best examples of Early American design. Many
of these chairs and pieces are offered in his "Branded
and "Benchmark" catalogs. For thirty plus years,
D.R. Dimes has put authentic design and excellence of craftsmanship
ahead of sales, profit and growth. He still makes all of his
furniture in the old manner, for instance, steam bending chair
bows and fans and hand carving ears and knuckles. Seats are
carved from Eastern white pine, the bendings are oak and the
leg turnings are maple.
Dimes Windsors are amazingly comfortable and functional.
The first American Windsors date between 1730-1740 in Philadelphia,
the distinctive style of the Colonial craftsmen resulting
in a lighter weight, more flexible chair. In the early 1980s,
requests for tables and cabinets equal to his signature
chairs led Dimes to further study and mastery in multiple
forms of furniture production, demanding enlargement of
his shop as well. His philosophy of continuous improvement
has resulted in the availability of a large selection of
useful, truly beautiful, historically accurate reproduction furniture.
D. R. Dimes Branded Reproduction Furniture Catalog
R. Dimes Benchmark Collection Catalog Page Index