About Lederer Studio

Lederer Studio is a one-man shop in New Jersey specializing in custom furniture and carving

"I enjoy the challenges of creating custom furniture for a client that addresses their needs perfectly. My hours spent carving and creating sculptures allow me to explore original designs and forms. I'm obsessed with high quality joinery and believe that fine, elegant lines should never compromise structure. I expect every piece of furniture that I make to last a lifetime." - Tom Lederer

Tom Lederer has been building fine furniture for over forty years. He formed Lederer Studio in 1978 after four years as an apprentice with Alan Rockwell and several years of working for notable Designer/Craftsman Phillip Lloyd Powell. Lederer is also highly skilled in classical wood carving techniques after studying the practice with Master Carver Ian Agrell and renowned wood sculptor Ian Norbury.

Tom's approach is timeless. His designs are a synthesis of enduring traditional styles including Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts. Tom believes that each piece of furniture should be unique to its maker while remaining steeped in long standing furniture traditions and enduring high-quality craftsmanship.


Why Choose Lederer Studio

I've worked with building furniture for over 40 years. I have a deep understanding of proportion and traditional furniture design.

I build each piece by hand with solid wood and veneers that I select. I employ mortise and tenon joinery in a lot of my projects. It's traditional joinery which provides structural integrity. Using proven methods such as these, the furniture I make will last a lifetime.

Few people can say "there is no other piece like it." Few homes have a true statement piece of furniture when you enter. Working together, I can create a truly one-of-a-kind piece for your home.



Designing a custom piece of furniture takes skill and experience. I work by taking your idea and creating a piece that will have the right proportions for your space.

Custom Carving

I can incorporate custom carved elements into many projects. Carving is very old technique and adds a one of a kind element to a cabinet, door, or piece of furniture.

Traditional Techniques

Much of my work uses very traditional furniture techniques. I use dovetail and mortise and tenon joinery when appropriate.

I can work with you to design furniture that perfectly fits your needs and lasts a lifetime.

Get In Touch

Feel free to give a call, stop by, or send a message

Every piece is custom made. I would love to talk to you about creating a custom piece of furniture for you. If you have a question about a piece you see on my site, or if you have something else in mind, I am happy to lend my expertise and help you design the perfect piece of furniture for you.

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Visit the studio or see me at a show

Lederer Studio

1927 Jacksonville Jobstown Road
Columbus, New Jersey 08022

Lederer Studio is located off Route 206 near Columbus, New Jersey.


I'm a regular exhibitor at he Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show. The show is held annually in the early Spring in Center City Philadelphia. For additional information about the show, you can visit www.philadelphiafurnitureshow.com

I'm a regular exhibitor at he Morristown Craft Market. The show is held annually in the early October in Morristown, New Jersey. For additional information about the show, you can visit www.morristowncraftmarket.org