boland woodworking logo

P: 215.843.5348
F: 215.843.2223
po box 1087 media, pa 19063
email boland houzz boland facebook boland google+ boland

profile bolandprocess bolandportfolio bolandaffiliatescontact boland
   
 
|
theatre  
         

Brian Boland is a traditionally trained cabinetmaker completed a 4-year apprenticeship with Robert Allen Fellwock building furniture, casework, and limited reproduction runs from the actual pieces in Independence Hall. This work was supported by The National Park Service. He opened up shop restoring 18th and 19th century pieces for galleries and museums. Through implementation of the tactile historic restoration process, replacing missing parts, rebuilding and restoring, he learned there is no better teacher than to see and understand what works and what may fail. Hundreds of his pieces have traveled throughout the world. This enhanced secondary discipline completed his custom woodworking training, now the focus of his business.

Today, Brian thrives in a team environment with architects, designers, builders, homeowners, and his employees. He oversees the building and design of a variety of work, involved in every part of the process. He has a core group of professionals that return year after year. His cabinet and furniture work ranges from the now classic Philadelphia Furness homes to contemporary designs in hi-rise structures bordering Rittenhouse Square along with the Main Line Federal period homes.

brian boland

brian boland 2

CedarLight®
cedartower cedarlit1

Brian has been designing and developing outdoor wood lanterns (CedarLight) in Spanish Cedar, a well-managed exterior grade sustainable wood. He has loosely based some of the designs from Asian inspired works. The tall tower pictured is 11’ in height and the smaller cousin is a 42" high greeting lamp for a home's entrance acting as a sentry. The natural color of the material, lit or unlit, lends itself to a warm welcoming, safe environment.

The hanging interior lanterns are also of Spanish Cedar and will work in under roof exterior installations. They are approximately 6” square by 10” high and feature opposing right angle “eaves” that skew light in many directions.