Top 10 Western North America Makers

wood furniture by brent comber

BRENT COMBER

“I discovered the capacity of old wood to tell stories in its own rich and expressive language. This discovery inspired me to begin building objects from historically significant wood”

wood furniture by urban hardwoods

URBAN HARDWOODS

“During the summer of 2006 one of the oldest Elm trees in West Seattle died. Urban Hardwoods was there to save her for a second life. The dining room is waiting for a table from the tree that grew less than 20 feet away”

wood furniture by Cliff Spencer

CLIFF SPENCER

“Life is short. Live simply—a table, a few chairs, a bed—the essentials. And make sure you love them, want to take care of them, and that you love to tell others about where it came from; why you decided it was right for you”

wood furniture by Mod Mom

MODMOM

“Mainly I think we all have to get real about what it means to run a business from home, or work in an office, or raise kids 100% of every day of every year. Or to just live and work in this day and age, period. It’s not about balance. For me, it’s more about juggling and knowing that “having it all” is not reality.”

wood furniture by Kalon

KALON

“Treat the Earth well, it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children”

wood furniture by phloem studio

PHLOEM STUDIO

“When we’re not making things we drink coffee, talk shop and support each other here in our little warehouse in the shadow of the Fremont bridge”

wood furniture by Jeff Martin

JEFF MARTIN JOINERY

“What we have out here in the West is slightly different. We offer designs with a subtle modesty, being handcrafted of high quality domestic materials, and in a language of being not only purpose driven, but driven for by more esoteric values.”

wood furniture by Grovemade

GROVE

“We do it all in Portland Oregon: Graphic Design, Logo Design, Web Design, Web Development, Product Deisgn and Prototyping, CNC and Laser Production, Hand Craftsmanship, Photography, Marketing, Order Processing, Customer Service, Taking out the Garbage, and Watering the Plants”

wood furniture by Jordan Tomnuk

JORDAN TOMNUK

“For me, design is about innovation, questioning the conventional, observing, and understanding how to make things work better.”

MATT LEBLANC

“Taking my time, I inched my way along the rocks with about 125 pounds on my back until I made it over the last beach logs and to my truck.”

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