Handcrafted Furniture. American Pedigree.
Tables with stories. Gather round.
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.”
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.
A few things we dug:
A walnut slab dining table crafted from a single 12-foot slab of American hardwood and featuring a solid cast-bronze base
Cubed bookshelf speakers machined from a solid beam of heart pine that was salvaged from a 19th-century Virginia factory
A rock maple butcher block island kitchen with cast-iron legs reproduced from an old-timey kick-press machine
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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