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Handcrafted with heart

John Harden Design

My sincere thanks for stopping by to browse my unique, one of a kind designs. Please contact me if you would like to purchase an item, would like to discuss a custom order, or if you have any questions.

     ~ John Harden      

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 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 2023
Blue Ribbon Award for
Artistic Achievement

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 Edmonds Art Festival 2024
Blue Ribbon Award for
Best of Show


Our happy customers!

About Me
About Me
John Harden Design

A Woodworking Career Spanning Over 30 Years

As a child, my first memory of woodworking was fabricating crude boats to play with in the puddles and ditches of my neighborhood where I grew up in the Pacific Northwest.
In 7th grade, my boat building days were over, and I moved on to cutting boards and coat racks. I never looked at wood the same again. With an excellent high school vocational program, I learned the basic, fundamental aspects of fine woodworking that I still practice today.
After graduating high school, I began a career in residential construction (my previous experience did not apply).  A few years of digging ditches, packing lumber, and framing walls finally lead to interior trim carpentry.  For almost 20 years, I worked mainly on custom homes, building window treatments, walk-in closets, custom mantles, bookcases, and an occasional staircase. With the downturn in the economy in 2008, I had the opportunity to spend more time in my home shop (I got laid off).  
While my career in construction was going strong, I kept my woodworking a hobby, collecting and milling local hardwoods for my own personal use. A lot of it was firewood, but you never knew what it may become.  For a short time, I literally cut firewood and did small furniture projects.  As the economy picked up, so did the jobs.  Before I knew it, I was self-employed remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, decks, and custom pieces.
In the fall of 2015, everything came to a screeching halt (a table saw accident).  In the time spent healing with the loss of one finger and diminished use of several others, I had a lot of time to stare at my woodpile.  What do I do with this wood that is too small for furniture, but too pretty to throw away?   Before I knew it, I had knocked the dust off my grandfather’s 9-inch benchtop wood lathe, built in 1942.  It vibrated, rattled, and made a few noises I can’t describe--but it worked, for a little while.
The perks of joining the Siskiyou Woodworkers Guild enabled me to find a much-needed upgrade to my wood lathe.  With all that, this is the beginning of John Harden Design.  Please allow me to share with you the love of fine woodworking with my display of one-of-a-kind, hand crafted furniture and wood turning.

Behind the Scenes
Behind The Scenes
Galleries & Shows:
Galleries & Shows
 Please check back as new galleries or shows are added for the upcoming season - Thanks!
Gift Shops & Galleries:
John Harden Design Home Studio

Please contact me for a viewing


A Sense of Place Gallery

2003 North Van Ness Blvd

Fresno, California

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Bronze Silver Gold Gallery

786 Main Street

Cambria, California


Dovetail Collection

407 Healdsburg Ave

Healdsburg, California


​Essential Art Gallery

203 S Main St 

Moscow, Idaho  

The Perfect Piece Gallery

1179 McVey Ave 

Lake Oswego, Oregon 



2108 Vine St

Berkeley, California


Scrimshaw Gallery

19 Princess St.

Sausalito, CA



30 Miller Ave

Mill Valley, California


      Shows & Art Festivals 
            2024 schedule


BAM Arts Fair

510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA
July 26 - 28, 2024
Kimball Arts Festival
Historic Main Street
Park City, Utah
August 2 - 4, 2024
Sun Valley Arts & Crafts Festival

Atkinson Park
Ketchum, Idaho
August 9 - 11, 2024
Art in the High Desert
Riverbend Park
Bend, OR
August 23 - 25, 2024
Art in the Pearl
Arts & Crafts Festival

Northwest Park Blocks of Portland
Portland, OR
August 31, Sept. 1-2, 2024
Apple Hill Ranch Art Festival
2901 High Hill Road
Placerville, CA
October 19 - 25, 2024

Marin Arts and Crafts Show
Marin Center Exhibit Hall
10 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 
Nov. 1 - 3, 2024
Best of the Northwest Fall Show
Magnuson Park, Hanger 30

Seattle, WA
Nov. 8 - 10, 2024

Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild
Harvest Show of Fine Woodworking
Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center
Ashland, OR
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2024
Wild Arts Festival
Wingspan Event Center
Washington County Fairgrounds
Hillsboro, OR
Dec. 7 - 8, 2024

NW Flower & Garden Festival

705 Pike Street
Seattle, WA
Feb. 19 - 23, 2025
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