Ithaca Fine Furniture- About Us
Jim and Elizabeth in Shop

The Artists

Jim Nagel received an A.O. S. Degree in Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design from the Wendell Castle School in School in Scottsville, New York. He was Artist in Residence at the Wendell Castle School, as well as at the Genoa School.

Elizabeth Wolff has a B. A. in Anthropology from SUNY Geneseo and a Diploma in Furniture Making and Design from the Genoa School in Genoa, New York. Following graduation, Elizabeth worked as a teaching assistant at the school.


Jim has been making furniture for over 25 years, and Elizabeth for almost 20. Within a few years of getting together, and after initial renovations on their old farm house , they decided to build their own workshop , circa 1997. Since then they have added two additions onto the shop. House renovations are ongoing.

Approach | Process | The Artists

Approach

A custom piece of furniture begins with an idea inspired by your needs and aesthetic sensibilities and ends in a piece tailored to fit a specific purpose and place.

Process

We welcome visitors to our shop and are always more than happy to come to your home or office to meet and discuss your project.

We will make some sketches developing a solution to fit your needs and giving you an idea of cost. We are very comfortable working within a wide range of budgets and can offer suggestions/approachs to provide you with a solution that fits your plans.

We will meet with you again to present and discuss the design solutions and to make changes and/or refinements. Once we agree on the design we will make working drawings and provide you with a final price quote.

We are also happy to work with designers and architects who may provide us with a finished design or working drawings.

We can design and fabricate built-in furniture and cabinets of all kinds including bookshelves and offices, entertainment centers, kitchens and bathrooms.