About Dennis Bork

EAL Directory

Dennis Bork, Delafield, WI, 262-646-4911 has been chosen for the "Early American Life" magazine's "Traditional Directory of Craftsman", a juried directory, for 24 consecutive years (new logo coming): 1994-2017. His work has consistently been rated as "museum quality" in the Directory.

SAPFM Cartouche award

He is also the recipient of the 2009 "Cartouche Award" from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers. The Award is given to celebrate a lifetime achievement of period furniture making.



Dennis specializes in late 17th, 18th and early 19th century furniture using traditional methods. Traditional tools are used whether they are old or reproductions made by Dennis. More emphasis is placed on using hand tools rather than power tools. Some pieces are made entirely using only hand tools. Dennis's finished pieces are incredibly detailed with complex turnings, delicate latticework, beautiful rosettes and all hand applied finishes.

Dennis designs, constructs and finishes all of his furniture for homes, offices and museums. He will make furniture to fit your needs.


hand carving

Hand carving a ball & claw foot for a pie crust tea table.

hand planed boards

Hand planning boards.

bed posts

Turned bed posts.









Dennis Bork

Antiquity Period Designs, Ltd.

Delafield, WI