Following in the footsteps of our forefathers

  • ➢ Quality and craftsmanship in every piece
  • ➢ Traditional joinery for long-lasting strength
  • ➢ Premium hardwoods for beauty and durability
drawer frames

Testimonials from clients

Lovely bench! Not too heavy or bulky for my little cellist to carry. Wonderful customer service as well. Thank you!
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Minnesota
April, 2019
LOVE this hand-crafted bench. Quick shipping, good communication, beautiful workmanship.
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Missouri
January, 2019
Very nice quality. Easy assembly. My wife loves it.
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Michigan
January, 2019
I got this bench for my 6 year old son who's been playing cello for a year. This bench was recommended by my cellist friend and it's really amazing! It's worth the wait. It's made to order. I can still smell the fresh wood. It's beautiful.
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North Carolina
October, 2018
We are delighted with the very special cello bench that Bill created for our son. The craftsmanship is beautiful — this bench will be treasured. And, it was a pleasure to work with Bill!
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Ohio
October, 2018
Oh wow. I can't find the words for how great this is. Lovely finish, comfortable, easy to adjust, I think I've finally found my favorite crafting seat.
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Massachusetts
October, 2018
We ordered an adjustable cello bench painted pink and my daughter loves it. It’s lightweight, finely designed and constructed and will last a long time. Bill’s custom care was also in his communications, I felt warmly attended to.

Thanks for the top quality product and service. Happy with your work.
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North Carolina
October, 2018
This is the second frame I have purchased from Bill. I love them. I like to do proddy rugs and hook with yarn and roving. They are great for these types of rugs.
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Arkansas
September, 2018
Takes a little while to get the bench, but the craftsmanship is amazing. Left it unfinished so I can finish it myself. Have referred two families already.
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Ohio
September, 2018
Very pretty bench. Very stable, very sturdy, and quick and easy to adjust.
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Maryland
June, 2018
I received this sturdy well-made bench this week and I am so happy I ordered it. It will last generations and the rocking feature along with a proper height for weaving has made my hobby much nicer. If you don't sit high enough, raising the harnesses is difficult, due to lack of leverage from a low spot. You will be happy you made the change from chair to bench.
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Utah
June, 2018
As a new weaver I soon discovered I needed a table for my bobbin winder and other weaving accessories so everything was in one place and I didn't need to go to my kitchen counter to wind bobbins. I searched the Internet for a table but nothing I found suited my needs.

One Internet search led me to the Burke Family Furniture website because Bill also builds beautiful weaving benches. Within days of talking to Bill about my ideas, he had a design and illustration to show me for a winding station that would meet my every need.

Bill used beautiful high-quality maple to match my table loom along with high-quality building techniques to craft a sturdy and functional table that will last for years. The finish is smooth and even.

Assembly was a snap and took less than an hour because Bill provided highly-detailed instructions along with illustrations.

I absolutely love my winding station! Thanks Bill for the wonderful Internet shopping experience!
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Wisconsin
April, 2018
I bought it for my child who start to play cello. I waited to ship it about 4 weeks. But, Thank you for making it. It's great one. We love it.
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Ohio
March, 2018
Just as described, nicely made.
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Utah
March, 2018
This is our second cello bench. Both my boys love their benches! Solid and beautiful. Exactly as described. Came exactly when promised. Would buy again without hesitation!
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New York
January, 2018
My new bench is absolutely gorgeous! I put it together in a flash without any difficulty whatsoever. Already gave it a trial as I did a bit of weaving this morning. It’s absolutely perfect! My back thanks you. I know I will get years of use out of such solidly build bench.
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Oregon
January, 2018
Just wanted to take a moment and tell you that the bench is absolutely perfect. The workmanship is fantastic and the fit and finish is perfect. It's the right size and the cherry will age beautifully for the loom we have. My wife was absolutely thrilled and loves the simplicity and beauty of the bench and can't wait to spend many, many hours comfortably sitting on this bench as she weaves. I want to thank you for the bench and the ability to get it done and shipped for Christmas. Your responsiveness and customer service is absolutely impeccable. Thanks again for the beautiful product.
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Virginia
December, 2017
This is a lovely piece of furniture. Very smooth and well crafted. I love it. Thank you very much.
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North Carolina
December, 2017
A perfect perch for our aspiring cello player! Wonderful seller and a beautiful final product. Couldn't be happier.
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Virginia
October, 2017
Beautiful craftsmanship and very modestly priced. My husband was very impressed with the bench. It arrived safely and in perfect condition.
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California
October, 2017
Gorgeous bench – perfect for a 100cm/40″ swedish-style loom. Bill was very patient with my evolving customization requests. The rounded seat support is perfect for relieving low back strain. I highly recommend this bench!!
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Colorado
September, 2017
We requested a custom cello stool to be made for our tall 7-year-old per her teacher’s specifications. Bill was not only prompt and responsive to the request, but was gracious, gave us a fair price, and was all around wonderful to work with. We excitedly waited about 3 1/2 weeks to receive the stool (we were informed before purchase about the time frame), and it was worth every minute of wait time!

Bill used beautiful, high quality solid wood, perfectly sanded and painted the color we chose (pink!). No MDF here! The craftsmanship shows–I already tell that this piece will be in our family for decades to come. The stool is heavy enough to be really solid, but light enough that my daughter can easily carry it. Win-win! I will be highly recommending Bill to all the cello families in our Suzuki school in Minneapolis!
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Minnesota
September, 2017
Perfect Cello bench for my little guy! He loves his new bench. It is beautifully made and well finished. The cut out in the leg is just the right size for his end-pin strap and it is light and easy to carry to lessons with the handle in the bottom. We love it! Thank you so much!
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New York
August, 2017
I ordered the cello stool in poplar with rounded edges. It took exactly the estimated timing, and was very much worth waiting for. I received a recommendation for a cello stool coming from a large music shop, and it was made with MDF (or similar). This one is beautifully made, solid wood. It fits my 8 year old son perfectly, and due to the adjustability, he will use it for several years. I highly recommend the cello stool! love it! Thank you so much!
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Texas
July, 2017
Totally pleased with my bench! Beautiful and functional.
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Arkansas
May, 2017
Beautiful craftsmanship, well designed to requested specs, exactly what a weaver needs for comfortable time at the loom. I love the rocking seat option! Very friendly and courteous communications – would recommend in a heart beat. The bench is lovely.
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San Francisco
April, 2017
He had this Adjustable Cello Bench done even smaller that the model because our son is 2 years old. He is going to be 3 years old next month. The bench is perfect for him and will last him very long. The quality is amazing and the work is beautiful. We are very happy with it.
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Massachusetts
March, 2017
My daughter love it at her first site. She assembled it with me as soon as we got it. It fits her so well. We are lucky to find out your store through friend’s recommendation. It is so beautiful! I am sure she will use it in many years to come. Thanks so much Bill!
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Ohio
March, 2017
Gorgeous chair, which we will enjoy for years. Bill made a custom version for us out of maple as we like lighter colors, and it came out so beautifully. Exceptional handiwork! Thanks so much.
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New York
February, 2017
Beautiful bench and very well made. I love all of the different height selections. It will be perfect for my youngest students.
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California
February, 2017
Beautiful piece of furniture! Thanks!
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New York
February, 2017
The cello bench is exactly as shown and the quality is great. Delivered on schedule. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase.
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Ohio
January, 2017
I’m a professional cellist and cello teacher in North Carolina and I absolutely love this cello bench. It’s very light to carry around and works for cello students of many different ages. My youngest students (4 and 5 years old) can use it, and it’s actually almost tall enough for me to use on it’s highest setting, so that gives you an idea of how versatile it is for different ages. I love the rockstop cut out on both legs. SO SMART! My kids can no longer lean back in their chairs, bonus! It’s very easy and fast to undo the bolts to change the height of the bench. It’s beautifully crafted, and was handmade and shipped in a timely fashion. Thanks Bill!
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North Carolina
January, 2017
I had a wonderful time working with Bill in creating these beautifully made cello benches! I had trouble looking for a good quality cello bench with adjustable height that wasn’t too heavy in weight. Bill took all my suggestions in mind and produced the perfect cello bench that I would highly recommend to all music teachers who are looking to start young cello beginners. This bench will serve its purpose for many years before the student transitions into a regular chair.
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Andris Koh
AndrisKoh@gmail.com
Suzuki Cello Instructor
Sato Center for Suzuki Studies
Cleveland Institute of Music