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About Us

For more than 40 years, Hardwood Artisans has been designing and handcrafting solid wood furniture. Each piece is carefully made in our wood shop in Culpeper, VA. Our furniture is heirloom-quality and made to last a lifetime. We value the customer who we now call friends that we've met along our journey. We are proud of our company and its products and grateful for each piece that you trust us to build for you.

Today, with a portfolio comprised of more than 500 items, we offer our customers a full range of furniture items, all using traditional joinery and beautiful hardwoods. Every piece is hand-finished to ensure that it will be a pleasure for you to touch and own.

Visit one of our three retail showrooms in the greater DC Washington Metropolitan area. Our sales associates are there to guide you through our product line and educate you in the process of creating your special piece of furniture.


OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to provide quality furniture and services in a manner that enhances all involved.

We seek to:

 At Hardwood Artisans, what we do as a company is sell and create simply beautiful furniture. Beyond this, though, is the potential for creating a larger, positive, effect on our community. What we do is not just about how we work, but also how we live.

This responsibility is felt by all the employees at Hardwood Artisans.
"How can we make a better product or provide better service?" is a guiding principle in every facet of our organization.

One of the great men of American furniture design was Gustav Stickley who, in 1910 said:

"...I felt that the badly-constructed, over-ornate, meaningless furniture that was turned out in such quantities by the factories was not only bad in itself, but that its presence in the homes of the people was an influence that led directly away from sound qualities which make an honest man and a good citizen. It seemed to me that we were getting to be a thoughtless, extravagant people, fond of show and careless of real value, and that one way to counteract this national tendency was to bring about, if possible, a different standard of what was desirable in our homes."

We believe that this is as true today as it was then.

OUR INVITATION

We believe that people who buy things should be in direct contact with the people who design and create things. Get engaged. Get involved in the creation of your special piece of furniture.

If you are interested in seeing how Hardwood Artisans furniture is made, please visit our shop in Culpeper, VA. We would love to give you, your friends, and your family a tour.

 The Hardwood Artisans Family

 

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

We started in 1976 as The Loft Bed Store, a two-man shop using only a router, Skilsaw, hand sander, and drill. Our first line of products were loft beds and platform beds, constructed from birch wood. We became successful enough to grow our operation. Our honest and straight-forward products and services were a major contributing factor to this growth.

The ensuing years were a time of rapid change as we expanded our production, retail operations, and product line. We began using oak, maple, cherry, walnut, and mahogany, making new and more sophisticated products including Murphy Beds, dining and living room furniture, wall units, and several styles of dressers and chests drawing heavily from the traditions of the early 20th century arts and crafts movement.

In 1998, we changed our name to Hardwood Artisans to better represent who and what we had become - accomplished furniture makers dedicated to our craft and our customers.

In 2005, the company was turned over to a second generation of craftsmen. These six partners are the current ambassadors of our operations, who work hard every day to improve designs and products for the changing needs of our clients.