James Macdonald has been creating custom furniture featuring marquetry and inlay work at his studio in Burnham, Maine since 1989. Before setting out on his own he spent time cabinetmaking, guitar-making, and boatbuilding in Connecticut. Possibly one of the last back-to-the-landers, he moved to Maine in 1984, built a passive-solar house, and settled in. Since then he has been designing and making fine furniture to the highest standards of craftsmanship. He strives to create work that suits the needs of his clients as well as their fancy.