D Andrew Kates is a maker of fine handmade reproduction furniture. He specializes in Shaker, informal Queen Anne and related 18th and 19th century furniture. His pieces are reproductions of antiques and museum pieces featuring authentic finishes using traditional methods and materials.


D Andrew Kates, Cabinetmaker
46 South Waiola Ave.
LaGrange, Il. 60525
Tel. (708) 354-3578

Email [email protected]


Tombstone Cupboard>A distressed milk-painted cupboard named after the distinctive “tombstone” cut-out in the upper portion of the face frame. The original dates back to the early 1800’s and is now in a private collection in Virginia. It features an adjustable shelf in the display area and one fixed shelf behind the single plank door. 74″h x 14″d x 30″w.

Shaker Tall Clock
Designed after the tall clocks often seen in the Shaker communities. This clock is shown in antique curly maple but is available in a variety of woods, including a distressed painted milk paint finish as pictured in the right photo. It features solid brass antiqued hardware, hand turned knobs, and reproduction painted face. It is available with a quartz or mechanical movement.

Wine Cupboard
This piece was designed after a typical Shaker cupboard. The upper portion (usually one or two doors) was removed and replaced with pigeon holes that can be used to store wine. The single plank door has dovetailed battens to provide stability. It is finished with distressed milk paint and top-coated with oil and wax. 74″h x 12″d x 36″w