We are big fans of STRAIGHT wood.
That's actually a real statement. The soundness of the board is more important than anything else. If the wood isn't good, whatever work we put into the piece will be wasted. In general we like to use Hem-fir, because it absorbs stain well and the boards are typically straight. If we can't get straight Hem-fir boards for some reason, we will look at birch, and as a last resort pine.
What can't we build?!? If it's made of wood, nails, and screws, we can probably build it. So far we've tackled everything from produce carts to bedroom furniture to one little girl's dream princess bed. We are open to plans you already have, sketches on napkins, product images from larger, more expensive retailers, or abstract ideas floating in your head. (You can always browse our catalog for something that strikes your fancy.)
Cool note: if we haven't built it before but we decide to add your plans to our catalog you get to name it! Bonus!
Under no circumstances do we allow our customers to speak to each other.
Just kidding. You can find customer testimonials on this website or on our Facebook page.
We are big fans of the Verathane line of stain products. If you drop in at your local hardware store, they most likely have a display of Verathane stain in the paint department.
If you really need to see it in person, just give us a ring and we'd love to have you stop by the wood shed to look at our samples.
Please be warned - different types of wood take the stain differently, so what you see in the store will give you a feel for the color. We may have to work a bit to get the color exactly right if you are trying to match something.
Can we visit your woodshed?
Honestly, we really do build our furniture on our working family farm, and it's not nearly as glamorous as it sounds. Our preference is to show off our handiwork at an office in Auburn or to meet you somewhere convenient. Perhaps one day we'll open a furniture store/animal encounter barnyard, and you can bring the kiddos and we'll have tea on the front porch. We're just not there yet.
!!UPDATE!! - 1/30/17
We are happy to announce that we recently moved to a new building on the property! It's been a lot of work, and we aren't quite finished, but you are more than welcome to come by and visit us. We love to have company!
How long does it take to build a custom piece?
It really depends on the size of the project. Our coffee tables take about three days from order to delivery. Larger pieces and customizations take a little longer. When we take your order we will give you a projected timeframe for delivery.
Can you do cabinetry and built-ins?
Yes, we do a lot more than just furniture! We have done custom libraries, built-in entertainment centers, kitchen cabinets, and office waiting room remodels. If you aren't sure, just ask - if we can't do it we'll be honest and tell you. Chances are good we can work on your project or can recommend someone who can.