OrWaDesigns

Custom MCM Furniture 🔸The BEST Handmade in the USA!

Portland, Oregon · 4403 Sales

OrWaDesigns

Custom MCM Furniture 🔸The BEST Handmade in the USA!

Portland, Oregon 4403 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(1083)

Announcement   Check our shop updates for finish and wood examples! Timber is usually classified as either hardwood, from broad leafed trees like walnut, oak, or softwood from conifers like pine and fir. Simply because they're replaceable, fast-growing species like pine trees tend to be more sustainable than slow-growing trees like oak or walnut. Choosing pine is a more sustainable solid wood option for beautiful furniture while allowing the trees to quickly grow. Bamboo is a hard grass, harder than wood. It is the most sustainable option for furniture as it grows super fast and does not take from our forests and wildlife.

We want to keep our business small. That means we take longer than the big guys. We do everything ourselves. We own the business and we do all of the work to ensure quality and love. Amazing things happen to those who wait! Our projected processing time range from 2 months to 6 months. Each listing says what to expect and that is just an estimate! Our entire business is ran by 2 people. Randall does all of the building and Christy does all of the finishing and shipping. Sometimes we do encounter delays.

We are a tiny operation. When ordering our furniture, if it is not marked as an "IN STOCK" item, then it will take time to build and ship. Each item states in the description what the turn around times are. Please read carefully :) All turn around times are just an estimate, because we get new orders daily, it is really hard to keep up with the correct estimated ETA's. We always ship orders as quickly as we can, we super triple promise!!

Our custom built hand made furniture is worth the wait! Sure you can go buy something now from a store but that is not very special and I'm sure it's not made with love.

We always try to respond to your questions in a timely manner. You can expect a quick response 7 days a week.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 24, 2017

Check our shop updates for finish and wood examples! Timber is usually classified as either hardwood, from broad leafed trees like walnut, oak, or softwood from conifers like pine and fir. Simply because they're replaceable, fast-growing species like pine trees tend to be more sustainable than slow-growing trees like oak or walnut. Choosing pine is a more sustainable solid wood option for beautiful furniture while allowing the trees to quickly grow. Bamboo is a hard grass, harder than wood. It is the most sustainable option for furniture as it grows super fast and does not take from our forests and wildlife.

We want to keep our business small. That means we take longer than the big guys. We do everything ourselves. We own the business and we do all of the work to ensure quality and love. Amazing things happen to those who wait! Our projected processing time range from 2 months to 6 months. Each listing says what to expect and that is just an estimate! Our entire business is ran by 2 people. Randall does all of the building and Christy does all of the finishing and shipping. Sometimes we do encounter delays.

We are a tiny operation. When ordering our furniture, if it is not marked as an "IN STOCK" item, then it will take time to build and ship. Each item states in the description what the turn around times are. Please read carefully :) All turn around times are just an estimate, because we get new orders daily, it is really hard to keep up with the correct estimated ETA's. We always ship orders as quickly as we can, we super triple promise!!

Our custom built hand made furniture is worth the wait! Sure you can go buy something now from a store but that is not very special and I'm sure it's not made with love.

We always try to respond to your questions in a timely manner. You can expect a quick response 7 days a week.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1083)
Dana Wulfekotte

Dana Wulfekotte on Mar 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We love the table. It's well-made and looks great in our apartment. Thank you!

Jenny G

Jenny G on Mar 11, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

Well..... I really wanted to be able to give five stars but... our order was never sent out and we contacted the shop about a month after it was expected and they sent us a table right away but.. it's crooked in that it's legs aren't all touching the floor evenly and it has a light scratch on the top of it. I'm wondering if we were sent any table immediately because it was so late.. it's a beautiful table otherwise. I'm just thinking we got lost in the shuffle and then rush delivered what was there. Regardless we love the design and it looks great...

OrWaDesigns

OrWaDesigns responded on Mar 11, 2017

We are very sorry you are not completely happy with your table. We never ship anything we find to be damaged or not built right. For any uneven legs, its not due to our crafstmanship, its very difficult to make real wood tables balance perfectly on everyones floor. So many factors come in to play. Floors arent perfect and wood isnt perfect. We never rush an order out the door, if we do notice a flaw we fix or rebuild. If anyone else ever is unhappy please contact us :) We always appreciate your feedback.

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Solid poplar wood with walnut finish

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Solid poplar wood in walnut finish

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Another lovely example of solid pine with walnut finish

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About

When you shop with us you really shop small!

We are a super tiny furniture company! It was not easy when we first started this business. We lived in a small 2 bedroom house 800 sq ft house. No garage, no shop, no covered patio or work space. We turned our 2nd bedroom into a wood shop and as our sales increased, our entire house became a wood shop. Coffee tables lined the kitchen counters. The living room was a shipping area. Eventually we were able to afford a tuff shed out back to work in. That was a tight space but at least we had our 2nd bedroom back! Removed dust from the walls and ripping out the floor to replace it. Not many can say they had a table saw set up in their bedroom.

Thanks to all of our loyal customers, we were able to purchase a home with a real workshop space! We now have a home on 1/2 acre with a workshop.

How did we start this business? We started out fixing up old furniture and giving it a new life, as a hobby on the weekends. When we both lost our jobs we had more time to get more creative. We started transforming antique sewing machine tables into gorgeous one of a kind laptop desks. Once those were becoming more difficult to find we moved on to mid century style furniture as we began to love and admire the style. Such amazing style they had back then! We shopped at garage sales and estate sales looking for mid century tables to refinish and sell. That also became difficult to find at affordable prices. Mid Century furniture is not easy to find at an affordable price!

So, finally we decided to attempt actually building the furniture ourselves. We started out with a tiny little record player cabinet and a bookcase that we picked up for $4 at a garage sale and based those items on our construction. We added our own style and a modern touch and created a design of our very own.

After the first few pieces sold on Etsy (that did take a while) we started getting requests for other things. TV stands, desks, nightstands, etc.... Now we have a huge line of furniture that we offer in custom sizes and colors! Our customers love us and we love our customers! We are so excited to have accidentally fallen into this business and we are so lucky that we found something we are both great at. We never imagined our new career would be our own business building hand crafted custom furniture. It is a dream come true. This is a stressful business but also very satisfying that our designs and creations are enjoyed in homes and offices all over the world.

Thank you so much for reading our story and for choosing us to furnish your house. We work really hard to make your home pretty! By purchasing from us, you will know that your furniture was made with hard work and love.

Shop small and shop local!

Christy & Randall
OrWa Designs Corp.

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Shop members

  • Randall

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Builder

    Randall is very talented! He does the woodworking, he hand cuts the stars and diamonds and he is a profectionist. Randall is originally from Vermont, he moved to the NW several years ago and has lived here since.

  • Christy

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Customer Service, Shipper

    I handle 100% of the customer service and shipping! I also apply clear coat, stain, paint, etc... I am one busy lady! I am originally from Scappoose, OR so I have lived in the NW my entire life.

  • Pearl

    Be Cute

    Pearl doesn't have to do anything. she just has to be adorable! She does her job well.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 10, 2017
Welcome to our Etsy shop! We hope you find something you just can't live without. We always accept custom orders, send us a picture of what you like or a color you like. We create custom sizes, colors, etc.....

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • 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
Full payment is due at time of order placed. We accept credit cards via Etsy direct checkout and PayPal. Your credit card will be charged at the time of the order. Washington state shoppers will be charged sales tax. Please allow the appropriate amount of time for us to build and ship your order :)

Once your payment has been submitted you will be placed next in line and all orders are built in the order of received. First come first served! :)
Shipping
Please allow 2 to 6 months. Each item says how long it can take. We are very popular and very small!

We really appreciate your patience while we work hard building your custom orders. Sometimes there's unexpected delays, we always have over 100 orders in line but we work very hard to get our furniture orders out to you in a timely manner. We do our best to keep you updated during the order process. If you feel you have not been properly updated, we sincerely apologize. We are working so hard getting orders built, packaged up and shipped we don't always take the time to send out personal individual emails but we will always respond immediately to your emails. Feel free to check up on you order any time! There's only 2 of us and we work super hard for you!

If you are local and would like to pick your order up, use this coupon code during checkout: FREELOCAL If you use this code, you will pick up your item once it is finished. We will contact you when it is ready for pickup.

In the order notes please specify if you want a signature required for delivery or no signature. If you require a signature, leave your phone number for the fedex driver. For items valued over $500 fedex does require a signature. If you want your item left at your door and it is valued higher than $500 we will have to value the insurance at $499 in order for it to be left. They do require a signature for items valued $500 or more. If you do not specify a signature, we will not require a signature by default.

Shipping rates posted are for all 48 states. Contact us for AK or HI.

Shipping dates and turn around times are just an estimate! It is very difficult to predict an exact shipping time as we get several orders in at random times and everything is customized. We can't predict how many orders we will be getting in a certain amount of time. Please be patient, we will get your furniture order out as soon as we can. We work really hard to get orders out as fast as we can. We like to build quickly but still keep our high quality.

We ship via FedEx and package very well so your furniture can arrive safely and free of damage. If damage does occur (it does not happen often), notify us immediately with photos of every angle. We are not responsible for damage but will do everything we can to work with you to file a fedex insurance claim and damage results in a partial refund or replacement of the item, depending on the circumstances. All shipments are insured, please report damage immediately. If too much time goes by the damage claim may not be approved.
Refunds and Exchanges
We try to avoid cancellations so please make sure you are willing to wait for your order before purchasing. We build as quickly as we can while keeping our quality standards at the highest levels. We receive new orders daily so ETA's are very difficult to provide. We do our best to build and ship in a timely manner. Sometimes life happens and delays occur.

Please contact us before writing a review if you are unhappy with your purchase. Each transaction is handled on a case by case basis. Please leave us a positive review if you are happy with your purchase and we love happy customer photos! Your satisfaction is very important to us. We have a 5 star rating and work very hard to maintain that.

Furniture often cannot always be returned due to it's size, risk of damage and shipping costs. We will do our best to make sure you are satisfied with your OrWa furniture. If you must return something you must return within 5 days of the delivery date, you must package it back up in the same manner as it was packaged when sent and you must pay return shipping via FedEx and it must arrived undamaged for a full refund (minus original shipping charges). If damage does occur during a return, a % of the purchase price would be refunded depending on the type and amount of damage. Returns are difficult and risky and not recommended. If you do not like your OrWa furniture, rather than a return, we suggest selling at a local resale consignment shop as an easy way to be reimbursed for your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
Our coffee tables are not for sitting on. It is sturdy and made of solid wood but the leg mounting brackets are not meant for extreme weight. All of our furniture has specific uses. TV stands can hold large TV's and electronic equipment. Coffee tables are for placing small items on, drinks, food and resting legs or feet on but not for sitting unless you order upgraded cleats. The leg mounting brackets cannot handle the weight of a person but cleats can. If you want to use our furniture for sitting, please ask for cleats as a leg mounting option. Cleats are an additional cost.

When moving heavy furniture, always pick it up and move. More than 1 person will be required for moving larger pieces. Sliding furniture across the floor when it has weight on it, can result in leg brackets breaking from too much force. We are not responsible for damage or injury in result of placing too heavy of objects on your furniture, sitting on your furniture or sliding your furniture without lifting off the floor.

More information

Last updated on Mar 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

We love custom orders! Send us a message with what you want and if we can build it, we will! Send photos, drawings, dimensions, etc.... We NEVER charge extra for custom. We only charge extra or charge less if dimensions or additions change enough to alter the price up or down.

Care instructions

We use non toxic water based polyurethane to finish our furniture. This provides a smooth finish that brings out the beauty in the wood and is great for standing up to moisture. Simply wipe clean with a water damp rag or use wood cleaner, such as Murpheys orange or Method almond wood cleaner. We also like to use the natural disinfecting wipes, they work great too.

What if my shipment arrives damaged?

Damage rarely happens because we are professional packagers. If it does happen, we don't make you file the claim like other furniture makers do, we file the claim for YOU! All shipments are insured. Any damage claims will be handled on a case by case basis. If your furniture does arrive damaged, take photos right away and notify us. Repair kit, partial compensation, full compensation or a replacement will be issued, depending on the circumstances.

What wood types do you use?

Timber is usually classified as either hardwood, from broad leafed trees like beech and oak, or softwood from conifers like pine and fir. Simply because they're replaceable, fast-growing species like pine trees tend to be more sustainable than slow-growing trees like oak and walnut. Bamboo is a hard grass, harder than wood and grows like weeds. It's is a super sustainable option for hard wood furniture. It is harder than wood.

Solid pine: quality affordable solid wood, sustainable.

Solid bamboo: harder than wood, a grass. Very sustainable, does not destroy our forests. Has water resistant properties. Very heavy.

Solid poplar: harder than pine, has a gorgeous smooth modern wood grain with beautiful color variations. Has a walnut like look

ETA's and Turn Around Time

Our turn around times can vary. We continue to receive new orders daily. It can be difficult to determine when your order will ship but we do our best to keep it around 60 to 90 days for smaller items and around 90 to 120 days for larger items. Sometimes we encounter delays, as we are only human. You are welcome to check in with us regarding your order and we might be able to provide an ETA. We promise to ship all orders as soon as we can. No slacking here! :)

What is your return policy?

In the furniture business, returns are more difficult. Furniture is large, fragile and difficult to package. We can accept returns on legs, since they are easy to package and do not damage in shipping.

If you are unhappy with your furniture order, please contact us. We handle unsatisfactory situations on a case by case basis. We want you to be happy with your purchase!

Why choose OrWa Designs?

We offer high quality and low prices! We use screw free joints with dowels for extra durability and the strongest wood glue on the market. Our furniture is made to last! If you ever have a question about our products or your order, we will always answer super fast and with a smile :) unless we are sleeping or at the movie theater! Proudly made in the USA!!

You can trust our quality. We are always friendly.