“Each day the pieces you crafted become more beautiful.  We are enjoying them so much.  I enjoy dusting them and using them but most of all, I enjoy looking at them.  I have been looking through old issues of  Early American Life and pieces that resemble the ones you did look exactly like them.  They are pieces that I could hand down to future generations to come with pride.  My appreciation of your work grows more and more each day.  Thank you for such beautiful work.” 

From Beckie in Pennsylvania

“Hi James:


We received the table on Thursday and it is all we hoped it would be and more. What a wonderful job. The finish on the top is beautiful. What did you use to finish it and are there any special instructions for its care?

Again, thank you for the care and craftsmanship you put into this piece!

From Stephen in Massachusetts

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James was selected by Early American Life Magazine in 2003 and 2006 for inclusion in their Directory of Traditional American Crafts.  Examples of entrants’ work are juried by panels of museum curators and other experts in their fields.

In 2006, George Washington’s Mount Vernon asked Post & Beam to make a Chippendale-style looking glass (mirror) for the Edward Farrell House.  This piece can be seen in the miscellaneous category on this website’s gallery page.

The Bloomington (Illinois) Pantagraph and the Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star did stories on Post & Beam in their July 3, 2006 and December 30, 2006 issues, respectively.