The Quality of Artisanal Woodworking

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The Quality of Artisanal Woodworking

05/06/2021
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When introducing solid wood pieces to our assortment, we found ourselves drawn to techniques that are intentionally slower, rooted in the crafting of natural materials to a level of refinement only possible with a human touch. We leaned into the heritage skills of our North Carolina artisans, who are master woodworkers that have inherited woodworking techniques from decades of generational knowledge. This artistry of woodworking possesses a level of care, precision, and appreciation for the beauty of natural materiality. The result was simple, thoughtfully crafted pieces that put natural materials on full display—defined by perfect proportions and subtle details—and designed to age over time to masterful perfection.

Discover the attention to quality behind each woodcrafted piece—from choosing sustainably-sourced ash wood to handselecting each finish for its beauty and timelessness.

THE BEAUTY OF ASH WOOD

THE BEAUTY OF ASH WOOD

In sourcing materials and finishes known for their natural beauty and character, we turned to the expertise of our North Carolina partners. We discovered the beauty of solid ash wood and chose it as the hero of our wood pieces for its durability and unmatched character. This robust hardwood carries a beautiful depth and texture in its grain that is brought to life through time-honored woodcrafting techniques.

We are proud to build our pieces from ash that is domestically sourced from sustainable forests in the eastern United States and harvested in accordance with traditional and civil rights—ensuring we do not source from forests that are being converted to non-forest use or where genetically modified trees are planted.

HANDCRAFTED TO ORDER

HANDCRAFTED TO ORDER

Our artisan partners hand select each material for its beauty and unique character, giving your piece a natural, one-of-a-kind variation. These master woodworkers expertly sculpt each piece from solid ash wood that has been kiln-dried to prevent warping and splitting over time. From raw materials to tenon joinery to your choice of custom finish, each piece in our collection is crafted to bring out the inherent character and natural beauty of the solid ash wood frame and designed to age over time to masterful perfection.

THE FINISHING TOUCH

THE FINISHING TOUCH

Our finishes offer a wide range of colors and tones meant to highlight the beauty and texture of the ash wood grain. With no detail overlooked, furniture is refined by hand with your choice of custom finish for a bespoke piece tailored to your space. Each collection offers an assortment of finishes specially designed to highlight the form and function of the piece.

NATURAL ASH

Light and natural with a neutral undertone, giving an organic look that feels both modern and inviting. Handwaxed for a silky, matte finish to bring out the natural wood grain.

DRIFTWOOD

Light and airy with a creamy pale undertone, giving a beachy look that feels casual yet refined. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

PECAN

Classic and modern with a neutral undertone, this adaptable hue seamlessly blends with a variety of styles. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

COFFEE

Classic and modern with a neutral undertone, this adaptable hue seamlessly blends with a variety of styles. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

CHARCOAL

A deep brown with neutral grey undertones that is both bold and contemporary. Offers the statement of black with subtle warmth highlighting the wood grain. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

WHITEWASH

Light and airy, with a slight grey undertone and subtle warmth. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

GREYWASH

A warm grey with neutral undertones, offering a contemporary look that's both casual and elegant. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

NATURAL ASH

Light and natural with a neutral undertone, giving an organic look that feels both modern and inviting. Handwaxed for a silky, matte finish to bring out the natural wood grain.

DRIFTWOOD

Light and airy with a creamy pale undertone, giving a beachy look that feels casual yet refined. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

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CARING FOR YOUR WOOD PIECE

PECAN

Classic and modern with a neutral undertone, this adaptable hue seamlessly blends with a variety of styles. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

COFFEE

A rich, brown hue with subtle warmth, giving a sophisticated take on a timeless finish. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

CHARCOAL

A deep brown with neutral grey undertones that is both bold and contemporary. Offers the statement of black with subtle warmth highlighting the wood grain. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

WHITEWASH

Light and airy, with a slight grey undertone and subtle warmth. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

GREYWASH

A warm grey with neutral undertones, offering a contemporary look that's both casual and elegant. The hand-applied lacquer adds a layer of protection with a matte finish.

CARING FOR YOUR WOOD PIECE

Honoring the artisanship of the home, your wood piece is a natural work of art designed to age with added character over time. As wood is a natural material, we recommend specific care to extend the life of your piece:

  • To clean wood pieces, wipe the surface with a dampened cloth using a non-wax polish or mild detergent solution. Avoid the use of ammonia based products or silicone oils as they may cause damage if used over a long period of time.
  • Avoid excessive prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures, and high humidity as these environments can cause damage to both the wood and wood finish.
  • We recommend to always use a beverage coaster; otherwise, enjoy the added character and aging process that happens over time.

SHOP THE SPRING COLLECTION

SHOP THE SPRING COLLECTION

Discover pieces that are rich in artisanal woodworking, handcrafted to the highest standards by our North Carolina artisans.

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