For more than 25 years, Bernard Henderson has been repairing and restoring furniture and antiques, building museum quality reproductions, and building one of a kind contemporary furniture. Trained by two master cabinet makers -- Leonard Hilgner and James Krenov -- he is able to apply old-world furniture making techniques to projects ranging from simple repairs to infusing new life into long neglected fine antiques. The pieces on the web site have been commissioned over the years by private and corporate clients, throughout the United States. One satisfied customer writes: As America's Oldest Auction House in Philadelphia, we have referred Mr. Henderson to many of our clients and business associates as a premier furniture repairman and maker.
Mr. Henderson would be pleased to discuss commissions, repairs and restorations with you. You may e-mail or call for more information.
Mr. Henderson is recognized in the Delaware Valley and throughout the country as one of our nation's most talented and skilled cabinetmakers.
He attended the Philadelphia College of Art where he studied cabinetmaking with Leonard Hilgner. In 1986-'87, he studied with James Krenov, renowned cabinetmaker, at the College of the Redwoods, Fine Woodworking Program at Fort Bragg, California.
Mr. Henderson's accomplishments include
Philadelphia Furniture Show - 2002
The Philadelphia Furniture Shows - 1995 and 1996
The William Penn Museum Craft Show - 1984
Furniture by Philadelphia Woodworkers - 1983
Juried shows sponsored by the:
American Craft Council in Springfield, MA.
Most recently, Mr. Henderson exhibited in the juried show of Pennsylvania Artists and Craftsmen at the Pennsylvania Museum in Harrisburg, PA.
Design Through Discovery(Second Edition, Bevlin, Harcourt Brace)
Guild Book 7: The Designers Reference Book of Artists.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - 1996
The cover of Woodshop News - December 2007
The Learning Channel's "Furniture on the Go"
NBC Channel 10's, "Edie's People"
New Jersey Network's "Viewpoint"
He has also lectured with the Woodworking Shows, Inc. speaking on topics ranging from the use of hand tools to furniture making.