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Nashville, Tennessee

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Last updated on Oct 2, 2021

Free shipping for all orders, when you spend $59 or more! (US Domestic only)
Wholesale Inquiries now being accepted for 2022



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Marcus Williams

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Marcus Williams


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About 1Man1Garage

Sales 60,555
On Etsy since 2014

Is it really One Man in One Garage?

We know you're asking it.. and truth is, we did start out that way for a short time. That fuzzy memory a few years back is all blur when we think about how fast it all flew by. Before we knew it.. a year or 2 had gone by. One Man isn't even enough.. One dog, One Mom, One helper from time to time. They all come together, standing behind a fun, exciting, creative place to build an amazing career from an idea in a garage. They just don't all fit on the sign!

For years, these ideas have been rolling around in my head. I knew there were tools out there to help make these sketches come into reality.. just that they were out of reach. Near the end of 2013, it was time to pull the trigger and land the tools I needed to make it all happen. The garage will never be the same.. no room for a car or jeep anymore!
Fast forward to 2017.. after 3 years of jumping hurdles and pushing towards my passion, life is pretty good! You can barely walk around in the garage with all the fun toys and machines it takes to bring ideas to life. The new chapter has gone from lots of trial and error.. lots of sleepless nights in the studio (fancy name for garage), and making it through our 4th holiday season with only a few battle scars.. into the most fun we've had in years.
The Spring thaw opens up with a fully packed schedule of local popup sales.. (oh yea, the mobile store keeps us busy too). We get to see and learn from our customers in person. We get instant feedback with what ideas connect with them and how to improve on what works, also.
The new chapter is proving to be successful when you factor in the emotional fulfillment along with the investment paying off. Turns out the "One man" in the company ends up being a very busy guy, and not nearly enough! Just designing new things is a blast.. but learning to balance all the other hats one must wear to make a company work is pretty overwhelming. Marketing, building, filling orders, sourcing materials, equipment maintenance, IT, etc.. Tough to know what anyone's title is some days! I've often wondered, why did we wait so many years to start? We encourage everyone with an idea or the will to become a Maker.. Go for it!
We still build everything within the backyard in the garage (feet from the kitchen and fridge.) ..and Yes! It's all worth it. :)

Shop members

  • Marcus Williams

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

    Wow, how did I get to 44 so quick? A happy life is about Balance. I'm working on getting that part right! It doesn't feel like work when you get to create things that make you smile! Hope you enjoy the things that come out of my garage, too. :)

  • Sj Stone

    Owner, Designer, Shipper

    Hello! I'm the one responsible for some of the whimsical items in our shop such as, the Picnic Table Beer Holder and the Ice Cream Keeper 😜 Other tasks involve making sure our items arrive safely at your door steps.

  • Ellie

    Assistant, Customer Service

    I spend most of my days being spoiled rotten with long walks along the river and swimming at the lake. I get plenty of belly rubs and endless supplies of doggie biscuits for being cute. I enjoy spending time in the garage on my huge pillow napping!

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Last updated on Jan 16, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes. Please be an actual Brick & Mortar shop and we would love to start building a relationship with you! You can message us directly, or find us in the Etsy Wholesale division as well.

Custom and personalized orders

We just don't have the resources to dedicate the tiny team to take on custom requests :(

Care instructions

Many of our kits are designed to be outdoors. Take proper care to seal the wood to keep it's natural or painted finish. A Spray Clear coat usually is easiest!

Gift wrapping and packaging

We do not offer personalized gift wrapping at this time; however, we do take steps to ensure your gift arrives in the best possible manner. We take pride in our "Unboxing Experience". This goes for both you and the person receiving it!

How do I find instructions on how to build my item?

Just go to our website under "Support" for a complete list.