Happy Holidays from our trees to yours!
This winter’s newsletter brings good tidings. We are happy to announce that we’ve doubled our Woodworked work force (from one to two). Now in Charleston after living for several years in London, Celia Gibson’s background in things other than wood brings new skills to MJM Woodworked Furniture. Thanks to Celia, our newsletters will be coming to you regularly, and as we revamp the website, her musings on all things wood-like will be blog-casted for all. Woodworked has never looked so organized!
This holiday season if you feel the need to give (or receive) a woodworked gift, it’s not too late!
Pieces like our table runner, which made its debut appearance in Garden & Gun this summer, are perfect for gracing the table along side your family’s apple pie. Flip through G&G’s look book to see their beautiful photography or check our “professional” iPhone job (seen here) and on the online catalogue for all our available pieces. We’ve built them in every size and in all varieties of wood from Black Walnut to our family milled Pennsylvanian Cherry and reclaimed Mahogany.
To light the home on a cold winter’s night we suggest our Black Walnut or Butternut table lamps, both with copper stems and handmade paper shades.The Black Walnut lamp was featured in Southern Living Magazine this past spring.
Gift-wrapping and holiday cards for this season’s shipments are available. Please just ask.
This fall Michael and metalworker Peyton Avrett embarked upon a Great Kentucky Wood Hunt, which, over the course of 30+ hours of driving and countless miles, turned up a heaping truck load of reclaimed Mahogany from an old veneer company—defunct now for more than a decade.
Some of this beautiful wood has already been installed at the new HQ for design wizards and friends, Fuzzco. Also in tow was a load of two inch thick Black Walnut left at a dilapidated trophy factory in downtown Louisville. We thank our friends and family who made this trip a success.
We have officially said goodbye to 1611 Meeting Street and have taken up residence at number 1745, just up the street.
It’s still a work in progress but Michael has been toiling away with the help of family and friends to get the place up to snuff. Thanks to our entire volunteer demo team! Happily, we will now have office and meeting space as well as double the workroom with a garden to boot. We’d love to see you, so come by for a visit this holiday season. Expect an invitation to join us for an opening party come springtime.
All of our best for the holidays,
Michael and Celia