About Harpster Designs

I’m just a patriotic American who left Corporate world to make a difference. I have an MBA, but that’s not the point here. 🙂

I’m a husband and father. God, Family, and Country- in that order.

I Get my lumber from a local Amish mill in Hartly, De. It’s twice the cost of milled lumber from big box stores but the quality is exceptional!! If you start with great materials, it makes all the difference.

I’ve studied under a local craftsman in Delaware that has over 40 years experience finishing, and restoring antique furniture. Under his tutelage, I’ve learned to finish pieces in a wide variety of finishes from different stains and their proper application to expertly applying shellac, lacquer, polycrylic, polyurethane, oils, waxes, etc…The true beauty of a piece comes out in the finish that’s applied.