Welcome to the online home of furniture maker Alan Bourgault. Alan builds fine handcrafted furniture and cutting boards that are elegant, functional, and meticulously crafted using quality materials and traditional joinery techniques. Alan’s furniture is inspired by Shaker design and is made primarily with cherry, maple, and birch, woods that are native to the northeastern United States. Alan thoughtfully selects the wood for each project, carefully matching the color and grain of each piece of wood in order to craft furniture, cutting boards and kitchenware that are both practical and beautiful. He uses different woods and grain patterns to create eye-catching contrasts in color and texture that will stand out in your home, office or kitchen.