Jeff turned to designing and making furniture after a career as a classical musician. His furniture has been in shows around the country, has won numerous awards, and is in the collection of the Chicago History Museum. Jeff is currently working on a practical guide to furniture design, scheduled for release from Lost Art Press in late 2015 or early 2016. He is a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking magazines. He is also an active teacher at woodworking schools all across the country.
Some of his publications include:
- The Foundations of Better Woodworking (Popular Woodworking Books, 2012)
- Chairmaking and Design (Linden Publishing, 2007)
- Childrens Furniture (The Taunton Press, 2002)
- Beds (The Taunton Press, 2000)