CULPEPER, VA, AUGUST 9, 2019
- Virginia furniture maker, Hardwood Artisans, will be featured on Season 2 of the popular PBS series, Made In Virginia
, a television show that promotes Virginia individuals and companies who invent, produce, and craft their product in the Commonwealth. As one of the few remaining bespoke furniture makers in Virginia, Hardwood Artisans uses traditional joinery techniques and skilled craftspeople to design and make solid wood furniture by hand. "The beauty about anything handcrafted is the fact that you just can't go out to any old store and find a copy", said Curt Smay, co-CEO of Hardwood Artisans and business owner and partner for more than 25 years. "When you invest in anything handmade, you are investing in a high-quality product that is crafted with expertise, passion, pride, and professionalism. When it comes to custom wood furniture, you will be choosing the highest quality furniture available. The components of your custom pieces will be touched and inspected by a talented builder's hands, rather than a machine." Smay went on to say, "We don't mass produce anything in our shop. We make heirloom quality furniture that is made to order for each customer and passed down for generations." In addition to making lifestyle furniture, Hardwood Artisans also specializes in solid wood custom kitchen cabinetry and islands, bathroom vanities, office built-ins, wall units, and Murphy beds. Their sustainable approach to furniture making has made them incredibly efficient with very little waste. Sawdust is used as bedding for local dairy cows, wood waste is delivered to a local mulching company, and larger pieces are re-purposed and made into cutting and cheese boards, trivets, and jewelry boxes. Their most popular home accessory item, the Jeannie Cube, is made from length trimming scraps that are glued together to create four-sided display boxes and floating shelves.