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Handcrafted Furniture. American Pedigree.

Tables with stories. Gather round.

  • 22 May 2015

Your furniture should tell a story.

Not a story about the time you went to Ikea and met that cute girl in Textiles with whom things ended amicably shortly thereafter but hey: check out this rug she helped you pick out.

Rather, furniture that tells its own story, in the fibers of its wood.

That’s the ethos behind Fern & Roby, makers of beautiful and pedigreed audio wares, kitchen tables and small-machined goods, available now.

F&R, a husband-and-wife team based in Richmond, VA, source and craft their wood right here in the U.S. of A. — sometimes as nearby as four blocks from their studio.

Their claim: “Make beautiful things that enhance and elevate the everyday.”

Yes.

The couple’s designs center on the source materials: wood, steel and reclaimed objects.

Meaning the grains, colors and natural irregularities here are front and center.

Fern and Roby

A few things we dug:

Plus: a stainless steel jigger with engraved traditional toasts and, coming soon, a cast-iron turntable with bronze platter and Rega tone arm, supported by salvaged heart pine.

For everything, custom orders and white glove delivery are available.

All in all, a good story to share.


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