At Half Crown Design, we are passionate about furniture design and craftsmanship.  We provide our clients the very highest quality home furnishings and cabinetry for every room in the home. We have an intense focus on the convergence of design and construction so that each piece possesses the ideal proportions, timeless elegance, and the quality of craftsmanship to last and be appreciated for generations. 

Our company was founded in 1984 in a little storefront on Mt Auburn St, in the Half Crown neighborhood of Cambridge. Called Custom Design Woodworking, we specialized in building made-to-order furniture and cabinets in the Shaker and Arts & Crafts traditions of American woodworking.

In 1993, the business was renamed William Henry Furniture, in honor of the owners’ father.

In 2000, the business was purchased by Alex and Jodi Robbins.  Under Jodi’s direction, the company has evolved to incorporate elements from many of the world’s great design traditions from America, to Scandinavia, to Asia. Half Crown Design blends the best of these traditions to bring our clients unique designs at home in any setting.

Our furniture and cabinetry is built by true craftsman, the best that New England has to offer. Their skill, attention to detail, and mastery of their craft is evident in every piece that we build. The highest quality materials are specially chosen for every project. Woods are selected for color and grain consistency, and often paired with metal, stone, and other elements to create pieces that are truly ‘one-of-a-kind’. 

Contact us today to get started on your project!


 Jodi Robbins and Alex Robbins

Jodi Robbins and Alex Robbins