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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Osage Orange Winged Bowl 10 1/2"W x 2"H $75


Spalted Silver Maple Bowl 11 1/4"W x 3 1/4"H $100


Spalted Silver Maple Bowl 10"W x 3"H $75


Flower Bowl Wenge/Yellow Heart/Purple Heart 11"W x 3"H $200


Flower Bowl Manzanita/Purple Heart /Yellow Heart 11"W x 3"H $200


Flower Bowl Wenge/Purple Heart /Yellow Heart 11"W x 3"H $200


Flower Bowl Manzanita/Yellow Heart /Purple Heart 11"W x 3"H $200


Apricot Vase 7 1/2"W x 14"H $500


Maple & Manzanita Vase 8 1/2"W x 12 1/4"H $475

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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
Show Schedule 2021
Please check back as new shows may be
added for the upcoming season - Thanks!

John Harden Design Home Studio

Please contact me for private viewing


Bradley Putters  (ongoing display)

310 SW 6th St
Grants Pass, Oregon


Art on the Green

Campus of North Idaho College
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Event Dates: July 31 - August 1, 2021


LOCAL 14  Art Show & Sale
​​World Forestry Center 

4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, Oregon

Event Dates: October 1 - 3, 2021

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Sacramento Arts Festival

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

(formerly Sacramento Convention Center)
Sacramento, California

Event Dates: November 5 - 7, 2021


Holiday Food & Gift Festival

801 NE 34th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon

Event Dates: November 12 - 14, 2021

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Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild ~ Fine Woodworking Show (Pending)

Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center

#30 South First Street

Ashland,  Oregon

Event Dates: November 26 - 28, 2021

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