handcrafted furniture made in maine



Brian Reid in the studio. Photo by Bill Truslow Photography.

Brian Reid is a master fine furniture maker based in midcoast Maine. His handmade, solid wood furniture spans one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces for residences to corporate board room furniture.


Reid splits his time between furniture making and fine woodworking course instruction with over 20 years of teaching worldwide in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Australia. At the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, he leads the 12 Week Intensive Program and was former senior fellow of the Studio Fellowship Program. He lectures and speaks about contemporary design practices and the history of furniture to a wide range of audiences. 


An honors graduate of Parnham College (Dorset, UK), he studied under the renowned designer Sir John Makepeace and principal Robert Ingham. He is the 5th from only a total of 8 Americans to have attended this distinguished program.


Reid has taught on numerous occasions at Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and in the furniture programs at San Diego State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison. For two consecutive years, he taught a highly successful master class on Veneering at the Centre for Creative Industries, Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. 



Photo by Bill Truslow Photography.


Woodworking Behind Bars, Down East Magzine

Made in Prison, Art New England Magazine

Fine Woodworking Program, Maine State Prison, Warren ME, Courier-Gazette Publications

Brian Reid: Serious Play, Woodwork Magazine, by Patrick G. Downes

Fine Woodworking: Pro Portfolio: Brian David Reid

Blanket Chests, by Peter Turner

Makepeace: A Spirit of Adventure in Craft and Design, by Jeremy Myerson


more publications




Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville, ME

Bespoke Global (online)



Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, ME

Penland School of Crafts, NC

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO

Centre for Fine Woodworking, Nelson, NZ

Sturt School for Wood, Mittagong, AU

Cooroora Institute, Cooroy (near Brisbane), AU

Erasmus School of Creative Arts (ESCA), Perth, AU

Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo, Bogot√°, Colombia, SA



New Hampshire Furniture Masters (2007-2017)

American Institute of Furniture Making (board member)

The Furniture Society (former)