Craft & Design Furniture & Lighting
Bashful ball-and-claw-foot chair


Jake Cress is a gifted cabinetmaker in Fincastle, Virginia. Besides traditional pieces in the Chippendale vein, he makes whimsical “animated furniture,” several pieces of which can be viewed on his site. But my personal favorite by far has to be “Oops,” the embarrassed claw-foot chair that has dropped its ball, and wants to sneak it back before anybody notices.


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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