Welcome to Bookman Designs! We’re a small (two person, six cat, and one dog) company located in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York.  The work we do is inspired by the belief that the world is driven by creative energy; to be able to actively engage in that creative energy while living in a beautiful part of the world is something that we are truly grateful for.

While our designs are rooted in the time-honored Adirondack tradition we are capable of working in a variety of styles and are always exploring new ideas. Items represented in our gallery are just a sampling of what we can do.  The majority of our work is custom and we work closely with our clients to create pieces that best compliment their unique tastes.

Enjoy your visit to our website.  If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Rustic Furniture Fair 2013

We’ve had a lot going on lately — namely the purchase and management of a small bookstore in Saranac Lake (Moose Maple Books; website forthcoming but check us out on Facebook) — but we’re still in the furniture business.  In fact, we’re knee deep in sawdust preparing for this year’s Rustic Furniture Fair at the Adirondack Museum, September 14 & 15.  Check out some of the new pieces we’re working on:

Triple 5x7 frame, primed but not painted.

Triple 5×7 frame, primed but not painted.

Root base for table.

Root base for table.

Sofa table.  Custom order.

Sofa table. Custom order.

Upcoming workshop at the Adirondack Folk School

Russ will be leading a rustic plant stand workshop at the Adirondack Folk School on Sunday, April 21st.  It’s a daylong event — 9AM till 4PM — that promises to be fun.  It’s the first of three he’ll be teaching so if you miss this one you have two more chances.

They offer many interesting classes on a variety of topics.  Check out their website and sign up for something!