Maker's Mark
Hand-stamped copper

Box Joint Table
Soap-finished white oak, 3 ft x 5 ft

Bath Vanity with Sink (detail)
Soap-finished white oak

Bath Vanity with Sink
Soap-finished white oak and marble top (not shown)

Detail (table leg joinery)
White oak

Cedar Sideboard
Cedar, 52 in x 36 in x 18 in

Detail (cedar sideboard)
Sawn cedar & hammered brass

Cutting Boards
White oak & walnut

Tropf Bench
White oak, 4 ft x 1 ft x 18 in

Detail (Tropf bench)
Axe-hewn white oak

Limed Oak Mirror
White oak, 30 in x 40 in

White oak, 6.5 ft x 8 in x 17 in

Cheese Board
White oak, 14 in x 5.5 in x 0.75 in

White oak & steel, 8 ft x 4 ft x 32 in

Walnut Board
Black walnut & leather, 7 in x 17 in

Candle Holder
Maple, 11 in x 2 in

White oak & concrete, 5 ft x 20 in x 32 in

Desk Organizer
Black walnut, 9 in x 6 in x 1.5 in

White oak, 8 ft x 7 in x 18 in

Finger-jointed table
White oak, 48 in x 36 in x 36 in

Box with lid
White oak, 8 in x 4 in x 5 in

Through-tenon Mirror
White oak, 3 ft x 4 ft

Cutting board
White oak, 14 in x 9 in x 0.75 in

White oak, installation

White oak & plywood, installation

White oak & stone tile, installation

White oak, installation

White oak, 20 in x 16 in x 1.75 in

Post & beams
White oak, installation

Cedar & White oak, 36 in x 20 in x 1 in

Cedar, 10 in x 5 in x 5 in

Hay rake
Ash, 7 ft x 3 ft

Pine, installation

Window display
White oak, installation

Morsecraft is the furniture design studio of Jamie Morse — an artist/craftsman living and working in Northport, Michigan. The work focuses on traditional furniture forms distilled to their essential aesthetic and structural geometry. By this method, form is clearly defined by the object's function.

Everything is made from native North American woods and metals. Finishes are non-toxic, and derived from easily renewable natural resources such as soap, bee's wax, vegetable oils, and crushed stone. A fundamental principle of the Morsecraft philosophy is that the entire object and creative process should cause zero harm to the human body or the environment where its materials are grown, harvested, and transformed into a functional object. Morsecraft pieces are designed to be durable and last a lifetime with constant use. The aesthetic is designed to enhance with time, as wear and the effects of the atmosphere and age make their mark on the material. This is called the "patina of life".

Traditional joinery is preferred to glue, and the natural color of soaped, waxed, oiled, or oxidized material is celebrated instead of paint or stain. An ongoing effort is being made to plant new trees on the land surrounding the workshop here in Northport. Any opportunity to harvest naturally-fallen timber from the surrounding forest is eagerly taken.

Perhaps you enjoy the transformation of natural materials into beautiful and useful objects as much as I do. Thank you for your interest in my work and these ideas.

You can reach me at with any questions you may have.