this is our story.
How it all
My passion for woodworking began 11+ years ago while working for a major cabinet making company building custom cabinetry, tables, built-ins and more. While working there I began to acquire my own equipment to build furniture for myself and my family. This led me to build a small 10’ by 20’ shop in the backyard of our townhome in Baltimore, MD. The first big project I made for my family was a live edge dining room table. While building this table my wife became very interested in the process. This piqued her interest in custom home décor and together we started building custom signs for homes and businesses.
We showed some of our friends and family the signs we were making and we were asked by a close friend to build him something custom. When he received his sign, he posted it on his social media and the orders started coming in. After a few years of working a full time job and the woodshop I decided it was time to move to the next step. I moved my family onto a beautiful piece of a land in the mountains of Berkeley Springs, WV and built a much bigger shop. Now my wife and I work side by side each day doing what we love, giving our clients a beautiful one of a kind piece of woodwork for their home/business that will last a lifetime!
woodworking for you!
locally, responsibly and
sustainably sourced hardwoods
We are fortunate enough to live in an area surrounded by the Appalachian mountains. This gives us access to some of the best hardwoods that are available. All of the lumber we use is locally, responsibly and sustainably sourced. We take a more personal approach in making custom woodworking projects to order, specifically for you.
1. Locally Sourced Wood
When we talk about locally sourced wood, we mean wood that comes from nearby forests or sawmills. Using locally sourced wood has several benefits:
- It reduces the carbon footprint of transportation, since the wood doesn’t have to travel as far to reach its destination.
- It supports local economies and jobs, since the wood is sourced from nearby businesses.
- It allows for greater control over the sourcing and quality of the wood, since it’s easier to visit the source and ensure that sustainable practices are being followed.
2. Responsibly Harvested Lumber
Responsibly harvested lumber refers to wood that is sourced in a way that considers the long-term health and well-being of the forest ecosystem. This includes practices such as:
- Avoiding clear-cutting, which removes all trees from an area and can lead to soil erosion, loss of habitat, and other environmental problems.
- Ensuring that trees are harvested at a rate that allows for natural regeneration and growth.
- Minimizing damage to surrounding trees and wildlife during the harvesting process.
3. Sustainably Sourced Timber Options
Sustainably sourced timber refers to wood that is sourced in a way that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This includes practices such as:
- Ensuring that the harvesting rate is sustainable over the long-term, so that forests can continue to provide wood products without being depleted.
- Managing forests in a way that supports biodiversity, carbon storage, and other ecosystem services.
- Encouraging the use of wood products in place of non-renewable materials such as steel or concrete, which have higher carbon footprints.