• Johann International is a small firm with a personal approach to creating heirloom quality furniture for our clients. Our products are made with a love of the cabinetmaking art, and true craftsmanship to be cherished by this and many future generations. We primarily build custom furniture and take pride in our effort to understand the needs and wants of each client individually. Creating historically styled pieces rather than strict reproductions of existing pieces is our specialty...

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    Introduction

    Johann International is a small firm with a personal approach to creating heirloom quality furniture for our clients. Our products are made with a love of the cabinetmaking art, and true craftsmanship to be cherished by this and many future generations. We primarily build custom furniture and take pride in our effort to understand the needs and wants of each client individually. Creating historically styled pieces rather than strict reproductions of existing pieces is our specialty. Each piece will be uniquely designed, constructed and finished as we think we might have done living in the particular time period of the piece being made. Extensive knowledge of styles and trends throughout history offers an assurance that components and techniques of construction remain truly authentic. We are passionate about our craft and products and hope, whether you seek a chest made in a 15th century style or a library unit from the 21st, that you will let us create your own personal treasure to enjoy and pass on to future generations.

Gallery of Available Works


DemoWe currently have a few pieces of furniture which are available for sale. Please contact us if you would like more information.

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Monogram


Demo"All our furniture is signed with the artist's monogram and the date it was finished."
- Johann Von Katzenelnbogen

About Us

Our Own Hand Tools


DemoWe usually use actual antique hand tools for our works, but if we need something which cannot be found, Johann Likes to make tools.

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a One of a Kind Product


DemoWe are exclusive in our offering of custom made marquetry done in the Italian Renaissance style, known as Intarsia Certosina.

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  • The door begins with a plank of quater sawn white oak.

  • Cutting out the parts.

  • Planing the parts.

  • Cutting blind tenons.

  • Primary tenon & cutting the mortise for the blind tenons.

  • Chiseling out the primary mortises.

  • The center panel.

  • Using a filister plane to make the joint for center panel.

  • Using a plow plane to make the panel grooves.

  • Joining the parts of the door.

  • Using a scraper plane to level the door.

  • Preparing pieces for the inlay work.

  • Preparing pieces for the inlay.

  • Gluing up parts for the inlay.

  • Finished inlay part & preparing parts for the arches; design drawn on the door.

  • Planing the arch spring blocks.

  • Gluing the arch pieces on a form & forming the tromp l'oil parts.

  • Shaping the outside edge of the rose.

  • Planing sheets of saw cut veneer for the columns.

  • Moor veneers for aditional columns.

  • Cutting segments to create the marquetry blanks.

  • After the sheets are planed they are glued & then re-cut.

  • The segments are glued up again to form a patern.

  • Some finished column blanks.

  • First glimpse of the rose after gluing.

  • The rose after cleaning and scraping.

  • Inlaying the corner medalions of the center panel.

  • Instaling the columns in the center rose.

  • Cutting & gluing the border marquetry.

  • Making the door moulding.

  • Cutting the door molding.

  • Preparing the door molding for joining & inlay.

  • The finished door.

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