Step into a time…
When the terms ‘Handcrafted’ and ‘Made in the USA’ were the standards for value, quality, and innovative designs. When you could sit in a piece of furniture, with your children on your lap, and feel the past come alive.
Sam Rodgers, owner of Samuel Rodgers Woodworking located in Western Massachusetts, brings these standards to his limited productiion teak outdoor furniture, custom design pieces and antique reproductions. The complete line of furniture is built here in New England by the finest skilled craftsmen. The machines and tools used assist in cutting & shaping the wood. Nothing is ‘mass produced’ or manufactured anywhere else.
You and your guests will relax in comfort and elegance. The finest quality domestic hardwoods compliment our timeless designs and you can look forward to generations of beauty and pride.
With similar eye to design and comfort our outdoor furniture is made exclusively from plantation grown teak. Teak is a sensuous wood known and valued for its lasting strength, comfort and beauty. Teak adds enduring charm to all environments.. whether an outdoor garden, country home or indoor sun room.
A garden can be your personal signature.. a declaration of love and creation. Sitting within, you are surrounded by a design which speaks of your heart and nature’s magnificence. Luxurious teak outdoor furniture has traditionally graced the finest gardens and paths the world over – adding a special feeling to be enjoyed and shared with those you love.
Our furniture adds a sense of timeless beauty to your home. We look forward to being a part of thos favorite places you share with family and friends.
Yesterday & Today
In 1977 Sam Rodgers began his apprenticeship with John Ockenga of Hamilton, Massachusetts. They continued to work together for 11 years.
Through John’s shop passed many of the finest antiques from the homes on Boston’s North Shore. From these exquisite examples, as well as John’s own work, Sam learned the difference between good & mediocre design, the lasting value of fine joinery and the standard of truly excellent craftsmanship. He has incorporated these principles into his designs and his business. These designs emanate from the past, his love of wood, a desire for simplicity and his connection with the natural world. A simple curve, reflected in a branch arching from its trunk, often translates into intricate construction. This necessitates skilled craftsmen as beauty and comfort are not compromised for ease of production.