Integrity of form comes from excellent design, craftsmanship and materials. Vernacular Design offers clear communication as well as creative and cost-effective approaches to projects, whether restoring, replacing or fabricating. We create well-made woodworks that will age gracefully and live well amongst your life.
Jack DeckerJack Decker is inspired by simple, clean, well executed design. No matter the medium these principals yield inherent integrity to the form. “Perfection in design is not achieved when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Jack grew up in the Hudson Valley where these principles are exemplified in the numerous historic buildings of the region. He has studied extensively the historic design principles, patterns and tools. His knowledge became comprehensive when he did his first complete restoration of his 1790s home in Athens, NY.

Working with numerous designers has given him the experience of witnessing these same principles in modern and contemporary furniture and home design.

Photos by Maggie Heinzel-Neel. Website by Carla Rozman.