Meet Phillip Eisenmann:
There is a special satisfaction that comes from taking a piece of wood and
creating a lasting piece of furniture. My father and grandfather instilled
values in me from an early age that left a lasting impression. Values like
attention to detail, appreciation of beauty, and the ingenuity to create
something from nothing. In 1997, I began working full time with a
remodel/cabinetmaker and shortly thereafter began an apprenticeship with a
small reproduction furniture and cabinet making company. While in this
position, I accepted an opportunity that led me to New England to manage a
beautiful reproduction furniture store set in Gilmanton, New Hampshire.
Intending to fabricate furniture and cabinetry for the store, I soon came to
realize that managing the business, purchasing and sales, would monopolize
my time leaving very little time to pursue what had now become my passion.
In 2000, I left to focus on building traditional-inspired furniture and cabinetry,
while purchasing an 1813 colonial in the Historic Gilmanton Four Corners. It
was there that I started a full scale restoration of the property and opened
Eisenmann Woodworking in the barn with my wife Danielle and our two young
children, Michael and Annabelle.
Eisenmann Woodworking continues to grow with a focus on building the finest
traditionally-inspired quality furniture and cabinetry suiting today's needs. My
furniture and cabinetry is built using traditional joinery with mortise and tenon
frames and doors, dovetailed drawers, hand-selected hardwoods to match
patterns and colors (specializing in figured woods), hand-applied finishes and
the ability to custom design and build heirloom-quality pieces. Being a small
shop has its benefits. One benefit is the ability to work intimately with my
clients to suit their every need. Another benefit of being a small shop is that
I can offer hand-crafted custom built pieces for less than most custom or high
end furniture manufacturers.