We’ve had some pieces in the shop for quite some time now that are made by a local wood-worker who uses all locally sourced materials. His name is Galen Reed and he’s been working on his craft for over 40 years, since the age of 17. He’s a carpenter by trade but has only been making furniture for a handful of years. He began by making pieces mostly to fill family’s needs and his mother still uses his very first piece – a dry sink that lovingly put together piece by piece.
We’ve got a coat rack in the shop which is beautifully made of Floyd Cherry and rustic hardware. We have a few pictures of this piece. The rest you’ll have to come and see in person.
Another one of his items is my personal favorite and is called a Settle Table. The designs of these tables date back hundreds of years and I think they’re ingenious! Especially for small spaces – you have a chair, a table AND storage, all in one unit! The table we have in the shop is made from Yellow Pine.
And for the gals out there that are fans of American Girl brand dolls – Galen has even made a Settle Table just for you! Made of Birch and scaled down to work with the dolls, it’s the perfect addition as either a display for your favorite doll to sit on, or be used as a table during tea time! And the storage is just perfect for a few accessories that you don’t want to lose.