Hyper-local Sourcing: Tate Library Bench

We installed a project with deep roots this week. A 16’ long bench for the renovated #tatelibrary at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale NY. We used wood that we milled from a majestic #black oak tree that stood on campus and came down in 2007! We quartersawed the wood (on the football field!), dried it and have been keeping it safe waiting for just the right project. Thanks to @architecture.research.office for finding a way to weave it into this gorgeous renovation!  The new bench sits about 30 feet from where the oak tree grew!

Beautiful Scrap Sale

Excited to clean out all the nooks and crannies in the studio with our annual BEAUTIFUL SCRAP SALE.  Hundreds of interesting bits and pieces of hardwood that we've generated over the past year and haven't had the heart to put into the firewood pile!  Everything priced to sell.  

New this year: heirloom tomato seedlings!

Saturday April 28 + Sunday April 29, 2018, 12-6PM at our studio: 578 Main Street in Beacon, NY 12508.

Part of the city-wide Beacon Open Studios weekend.

Psst: come early for the best selection!

graphic design: Randall Martin Design

graphic design: Randall Martin Design

OUR 18 Wheeler Delivery to Duke University!

Very excited to complete our installation at Grimshaw's Duke West Union in Durham, NC!  We made a total of 34 pieces for the brand new student union building.  

Our work included:

Cambridge Inn white oak and blackened steel iPad Tables

Quilted Black Walnut Private Dining Table

East Wing Black Walnut Y-Tables

Maple and stainless steel butcherblock tables on casters for the Test Kitchen

18 foot live edge white oak bartop at the Devil's Krafthaus pub.


We are very excited to host the fourth annual work:shop winter market on Dec 10 & 11, 2016!  This event, features 20 amazing artisans selling "museum-quality" holiday gifts in a festive setting.  New this year Homespun Foods will set up "Holiday Homespun" an on-site cafe selling sweet and savory snacks and thick hot chocolate for hungry shoppers as well as packaged holiday goodies to give as gifts!

For details, visit www.workshopwintermarket.com 

Deconstructed in Fine Woodworking Magazine!

Very honored to have our Cedar Garden Bench featured in Fine Woodworking magazine(June 2016)!  We originally designed and built a series of these outdoor benches in Port Orford Cedar for the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, NY.  The design caught the eye of one of the editors at Fine Woodworking and they commissioned us to discuss and demonstrate the construction of the piece.  What a thrill to be seen in such esteemed company…!

Full PDF of the article.



Going, going… gone!

The Randolph School in Wappingers Falls, NY is embarking on an ambitious project – the construction of “The Studios” a new building dedicated to the study of art and music! Learn more here: www.randolphschoolgiving.org

Come to their art auction,”Expansion”, on April 30th at The Howland Center in Beacon to help raise funds! Very proud to have contributed one of our black walnut X-tables to the live auction.

Hope to see you there!

(Thanks to Ethan Harrison for the fantastic photo and to Daniel Weise for all around coordination and putting together this lovely postcard!)


MADE FOR YOU at the Dorsky Museum

Come up to New Paltz, NY to see our piece in this fun group show of design work at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY.  Thank you to Jennifer Scanlan for curating such a diverse and interesting show…!


Made For You: New Directions in Contemporary Design
February 6 – July 10, 2016
Morgan Anderson and Corridor Galleries

Opening reception Saturday, February 6, 2016, 5–7 pm

WORK:SHOP Holiday Market 2015!

We are excited to bring back WORK:SHOP Holiday Artisan Market this year for its third incarnation!  Saturday Dec 5 + Sunday Dec 6.  The studio will be full to the brim with gorgeous small goods produced by 17 of our good friends and colleagues from the Hudson Valley and NYC.  Hope to see you there!