For over 20 years, Adam Friese (a second-generation Master Cabinet Maker) has been designing and building beautiful reproduction heritage and custom furniture, built-ins and kitchens which meets the functional needs of today's modern living.
Please visit our Gallery page for ideas and inspiration on armoires, tables, vanities, dressers, beds, bookshelves, desks, kitchens (including kitchen islands) and more. Every piece you see can be customized to the design, size, wood, or finish that you wish for.
At Upper Canada Furniture, we work closely with you to help your vision come to life. Don’t have a vision? No problem!
We’re here to facilitate the design process and help your deepest decor desires come to life.
We often partner up with interior designers for simple or complete project creation!
Adam uses specific construction methods (sophisticated craftsmanship) with traditional building techniques and materials that are built to last a lifetime; your piece can be passed down through many generations.
Adam works with a variety of fine woods including Pine, Cherry and Maple. He prefers the old country techniques of dove tail drawers and mortise and tenon joints as well as traditional stains and authentic milk paint (using hand rubbed finishes that are applied to achieve an authentically aged appearance).
Adam (with the help of his dad) taught himself how to create beautiful furniture pieces, home decor, kitchens and built-ins. He has a special interest in Canadian Heritage, specifically the Upper Canada period.
Adam has worked with a Local, National and International clientele and has been hired by various corporate and small business companies and government establishments (hospitals, schools, city departments) to create custom pieces.
Additionally, he has experience in professional Millwork and furniture drafting, estimating large commercial projects as well as project management.
Many of our furniture designs have their roots in Formal and Vernacular Canadian History (1780-1900s).
Some of our clients are serious collectors, while others are just beginning their interest in heritage pieces.
Upper Canada Furniture has diverse cultural roots in four major furniture traditions: French Canadian, Anglo-American, Polish and Germanic.
You may notice names like Chippendale, Queen Anne, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Pennsylvania German, Primitive and Shaker. Each of these names is connected to a period in time and a distinctive furniture style.
"Much Upper Canadian furniture represents country furniture at its best - honest construction (Canadian heritage design ), excellent materials and a reliance on basic line and simplicity"
- Howard Pain in the book The Heritage of Upper Canada Furniture.
Each custom piece we build is unique; wether it's a heritage piece from a specific period in time or a more modern piece or kitchen. However, today being special or unique is not enough - these pieces must also be functional.
We're happy to furnish your home, cottage or business..