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Michael O. Moore designs and makes custom furni­ture and other items on Boston’s North Shore.

It didn’t start out that way. In his early work life he was writing about financiers among other things. His father, the Maine artist Robert Eric Moore, asked what he was writing about and he responded, annu­ities,” his father just shook his head in disbelief.

On an extended busi­ness trip Michael spent a Satur­day at the Art Insti­tute of Chicago and came across a mesmer­iz­ing music stand by Wendell Castle. That event and his exist­ing inter­est in furni­ture and wood­work­ing even­tu­ally led him to become a maker.

And of course, a music stand had to follow too. The first was made for a daugh­ter who plays the flute. He’s made many more and contin­ues to explore the form.

Michael and his wife have three daugh­ters and live in an 1680 farm­house with attached barn and shop. When not drawing or making, he can often be found in the large vegetable garden that produces much of the fami­lies’ food.

Connect with Michael on Insta­gram: https://​www​.insta​gram​.com/​o​d​o​h​e​r​t​y​_​m​oore/ Web: https://​Odoher​ty​Moore​.com

Merrimac, MA
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