There are those who are content to live with mass-produced goods and those who want much more.

 More from everything that surrounds them. From their clothes to their automobiles.  From their jewelry 

to their home furnishings. They are people who are not afraid of departing from the norm. They are not shy about embracing good design and they always demand a high level of craftsmanship.

If you fall into the latter category and are searching for solid wood, expertly crafted furniture that is

 always tailor made to your exact wants and needs, then you are in the right place. Welcome to my studio.

I make no pretension about being bigger than I am. I am a studio furniture artist who works on his own and I mass-produce nothing. 

My designs are unique and I seldom make more than one of the exact same piece. Rarity is guaranteed.  So, if you are seeking functional art in the form of a writing desk, a dining table or a solid wood chair that nobody else will have, I can be of help.

I invite you to browse my web pages for a sampling of my designs and I welcome your call with any questions.

My number is (716)523-9330. I would love to hear from you. 



 After long days of being shaken and stirred, it’s time to retreat to “Tavolino” to unwind and decompress. “Tavolino” is my solid Teak table that is right-sized for intimate dining, whether a grand meal or just a late night snack and drinks. Indoors or out.

 Enjoy the luxurious, timeless beauty of Teak married to this mid-century inspired work of art, hand-crafted 

with care to your exact wants and needs. Each and every piece is hand made by custom order. And each comes with  my assurance that you are welcome to speak with me personally anytime, anywhere, to discuss and address any concerns before, during and after the commission. Two matching chairs with cushions are included. Cushions are available in literally hundreds of colors and textures to provide the exact look you are seeking. Customization requests are welcomed, whether for the table, chairs or both. 

Please contact me for additional details and to ask any questions. 



Multiple design elements take this incredible writing desk to a new level of  style. First, gentle curves front and back subtly suggest the shape of a butterfly, hence the name Farfalla.  Second, the shapely curved legs are set at a 45 degree angle to the  drawer compartment, following the contour of the top. Finally, the top and drawer compartment in stunning Goncalo Alves provide amazing  contrast with the sexy Black Walnut legs.  As in all my desk designs,  the front is constructed from one single piece of wood, allowing the grain to flow perfectly across the drawer front. This  piece is available in any wood species  desired. Dimensions: 43" wide x 21.75" deep and 30" tall. Please call for further information.  



Named in memory of my Mom, Norma Rose Carlino, this positively stunning Cherry writing desk incorporates my signature arched front leg design. The piece is certain to become the focal point of any room in your home, be it public space such as a living room or family room, or more private space such as a home office or bedroom. The desk top is solid curly cherry and the aprons, upper drawer enclosures, back piece and drawer fronts are all crafted in solid Cherry, finished in a medium-tone stain and multiple coats of satin clear finish. The legs are solid hard Maple, finished in a black satin top coat. The small drawers on the  desk top are perfect for smaller items and the central drawer under the top has ample room for a folded laptop, tablet or important books and papers. The  legs are easily removed to reduce the risk of damage when moving.  This is a popular design for good reason.  It is a statement piece capable of transforming an entire room. Please call for further information.



In memory of my late mother, Norma Rose Carlino, I present my “Norma Rose 2020” writing desk with matching chair, crafted from sensational, heavily figured Curly Cherry with Hard Maple Legs. There are many design elements that make this set an exceptional exercise in functional art: tapered tops of both desk and chair. Subtle top to bottom tapers of the backs. The carefully crafted desk front, flowing the curly cherry figure across the entire area. And of course, my signature curved legs in contrasting black Hard Maple.

If Mom were still here with us, I know she would approve.

 I would have loved to present the piece to her for her 100th birthday, coming in January 2020. 

“Norma Rose 2020” will be making its world premiere at the Philadelphia Furniture Show in October 2019.



  This shapely writing desk or table for two is the evolution of my very popular “Urn” desk design.  Crafted from Ambrosia Maple, Curly Cherry, Black Walnut and Bubinga, the top is suggestive of the shape of a wine carafe and the highly figured Curly Cherry base conforms exactly to that shape. The incredible natural grain, figure and colors of the hardwoods are accentuated by the multiple coats of clear satin finish. This is a beautiful and unique statement piece that will be talked about by friends and family for years to come. It would be my pleasure to customize this piece to your exact specifications. Please call for more information.

About Us


I have been designing and building wood furniture for over three decades. I am completely self-taught, with no formal

 training in furniture design or woodworking. While I do hold a BA degree, I never undertook any formal course work in the field. However, my studies did leave me with a profound appreciation for the arts and the creative process.

I started out small, creating pine pieces with very modest tools, purely as a hobbyist. As time went on, I was able to acquire more sophisticated woodworking tools and the knowledge and skills that allowed me to elevate my game. 

Ultimately, I started designing and building more complex pieces, crafting them from premium hardwoods.

 I discovered there was a market for my solid hardwood creations and suddenly, woodworking became a profession. 

To this day, I continue to learn new and different processes and my style continues to evolve. 

I do not see that changing in my lifetime. The one constant throughout: my obsession with quality craftsmanship.

I am proud to say that every one of my pieces is hand-made by me and only me, one at a time, in my woodworking studio in Upstate New York.  From the initial design sketch to lumber selection to applying the very last coat of finish,

 every single task is performed by me personally. This insures an unmatched level of quality control.

Recognizing that some of my designs might not be for everyone, I am more than happy to consider custom requests.

 I have done many custom pieces for clients and have truly enjoyed working with them every step of the way

 until they got exactly what they wanted. I would be honored to do the same for you.


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Paul Carlino Studio

 6602 Royal Parkway South

Lockport, New York 14094

Phone/Text: (716)523-9330



Please call me at (716)523-9330 if you would like to make an appointment to visit my private gallery or to arrange for me to pay you a visit with samples of my work. That's right. I make house calls!