FlotsamFurniture

The Flotsam Furniture Works

Oregon, United States · 264 Sales

FlotsamFurniture

The Flotsam Furniture Works

Oregon, United States 264 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(65)

Announcement   For a sneak peek at custom commissions and works in progress, be sure check out The Flotsam Furniture Works website, or follow us on social media.

Website - www.FlotsamFurnitureWorks.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/flotsamfurnitureworks
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FlotsamFurnitureWorks

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Last updated on May 11, 2016

For a sneak peek at custom commissions and works in progress, be sure check out The Flotsam Furniture Works website, or follow us on social media.

Website - www.FlotsamFurnitureWorks.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/flotsamfurnitureworks
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FlotsamFurnitureWorks

Nicholas Sario

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Nicholas Sario

Modern Sofa Loveseat - The Sauvie Sofa
US$3,400.00
Modern slat bench in white oak
US$1,100.00
Modern coffee table in solid black walnut
US$700.00
Modern bench in Knoll upholstery (poppy)
US$500.00
Modern side table in solid black walnut
US$600.00
The Steve Lounger in Divina #893
US$1,500.00
Modern coat stand in walnut
US$550.00
Modern coat stand in oak
US$550.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(65)
Todd Wolf

Todd Wolf on Sep 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful craftsmanship from Nick, as usual! On-time delivery as well.

mjbocco

mjbocco on May 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nick did and amazing job on the custom made bench I ordered. The process was easy and the product is top quality. Thank you very much.

Jean

Jean on Dec 23, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful job! Since it fits into several different rooms in our home, we are arguing where to place it! Thank you!

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Updates

Another walnut coffee table ready to ship out. It's a small thing, but you wouldn't believe how many different versions I made of that leg before deciding on that specific pitch and taper. Even with the simple pieces it's easy to get lost in the details.

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Modern coffee table in solid black walnut
US$700.00
The Sauvie Sofa's back legs evolve as they're cut, turned, hand-sculpted, and sanded.

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Modern Sofa Loveseat - The Sauvie Sofa
US$3,400.00
Just confirming the fit of the oak base on the Sauvie Sofa before taking the frame into the upholstery studio.

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Modern Sofa Loveseat - The Sauvie Sofa
US$3,400.00
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About

Custom modern furnishings handmade in Portland, Oregon

My name is Nick Sario, and I created The Flotsam Furniture Works out of a thoughtfully cultivated fusion of single-minded obsession and wild desperation.

At the time this all began, home was a drafty Chicago apartment furnished almost entirely by hand-me-downs from my roommate’s grandmother. We were grateful to have any furnishings at all, but it was a bit odd living in an apartment that appeared to have been decorated by an eighty year old woman circa 1975. Neither of us could afford anything new, so as the furniture began to very literally break down beneath us, I took it upon myself to peel back the faded gold velour and make repairs. Things evolved quickly after that. Arcane looking upholstery tools began cluttering the apartment, then taking over entire rooms. The porch was commandeered for woodworking while the dining room was repurposed for sewing and upholstery. Before long I was buying supplies in bulk and recovering third-hand chairs just to learn how they’d been assembled.

The growing industry in my apartment was a stark counterpoint to my day job. I was temping as a data entry clerk after losing two positions to the recession, and the daily reminder that I was almost thirty and my only marketable skill was apparently my speed at the numeric ten-key left me feeling a singular mixture of restlessness, self-doubt, and terror. I was desperate for some kind of radical course correction, some way to orient myself away from the pursuit of a paycheck and toward the pursuit of skills, some means to prove that despite the years of mundane repetition I could still muster in myself the tiniest bit of craft and grace, and thus The Flotsam Furniture Works was born.

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    Nick is the official hand-maker behind the FFWs handmade goods. If something's gone wrong, this is the name you should be muttering under your breath.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 13, 2015
My name is Nick Sario, and The Flotsam Furniture Works is the product of my humble and earnest efforts. I endeavor to create distinctive furniture while incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible. Each piece represents a motley collection of the new and used. Whether it’s an original design utilizing resawn salvaged barn beams in the frame construction, or a castoff chair that’s been stripped to the springs and rebuilt, each piece is made with as much consideration for the source of materials as for how they’re used in the final product. Aside from creating what you see in the shop, I also personally reply to your convo's and emails, package your purchases, and ship or hand deliver them to your door. If you have any questions, be they regarding the joinery of a chair frame or the shipping insurance on your purchase, I’d be more than happy to answer them.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Payment may be issued using Paypal or credit/debit cards at time of checkout. I will also accept checks (and ship or deliver once it clears). Buyers may also pay with cash and credit cards for locally delivered purchases.
Shipping
Please consult individual listings for shipping information, as parcel size ultimately determines how an item will be shipped.

Please note that The Flotsam Furniture Works is not responsible for damages incurred during shipping. Great care is taken when packaging to safeguard against damage, and all items will be insured with the shipping company. Please contact me if a claim needs to be opened.
Refunds and Exchanges
All pieces are built to order on an as-ordered basis, and due to the nature of this work I cannot accept returns. All sales are final. However, The Flotsam Furniture Works guarantees the quality of all pieces produced. If a purchased item arrives damaged or not as ordered, contact me within seven days of delivery to discuss repair or replacement. Buyers must contact me before attempting to return a purchase.