TheFederalCase

Handmade woodworking and furniture of heirloom quality

New York, United States · 287 Sales

TheFederalCase

Handmade woodworking and furniture of heirloom quality

New York, United States 287 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(69)
Shop owner

Matthew

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Announcement   Buy with confidence when you purchase from The Federal Case. Here you will find traditional handcrafted wood furniture, woodworking, cutting boards, home decor, wooden kitchenware and anything wooden that can be imagined. Everything you see in my shop was handmade by me. I have just added a Clearance section and will be updating that periodically. If you are interested in international shipping please convo me. If you have any questions feel free to convo me and I will reply as quickly as possible.

Announcement

Buy with confidence when you purchase from The Federal Case. Here you will find traditional handcrafted wood furniture, woodworking, cutting boards, home decor, wooden kitchenware and anything wooden that can be imagined. Everything you see in my shop was handmade by me. I have just added a Clearance section and will be updating that periodically. If you are interested in international shipping please convo me. If you have any questions feel free to convo me and I will reply as quickly as possible.

Matthew

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Matthew

Painted wood step stool, pine footsool
US$45.00
solid wood stool made from Cherry
US$170.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(69)
sacrare

sacrare on Jun 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Matthew made a modification to his piece for me by making it taller. He was easy to work with and the final product is beautiful and well crafted. Great stain work and legs are solid. It came well wrapped when delivered and he was early on his estimated time for shipping. It was an overall great experience and a phenomenal piece for my home. Just can't say enough how good his work is.

sarah makar

sarah makar on Jun 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received our custom board yesterday. It's outrageously gorgeous. Beautiful piece of wood that Michael has shaped and finished perfectly. Just want we wanted. Could not be happier.

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Getting ready for a paint job.

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These are becoming a steady seller both here on Etsy and elsewhere.

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This is the biggest cutting board I have ever made. It was a special order right before Christmas and luckily it was for someone who lived locally. This measured 15" wide X 39" long including the handle. The wood is Cherry.
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About

Creating heirloom quality furniture and woodworking in an eco-conscious manner

Modesty and humbleness are two of the many attributes I have gained through my many years of woodworking. Looking through my many furniture books or going to museums and marveling at the level of craftsmanship has always grounded and inspired me. How did they do this ? No electric, all hand tools, tough working conditions, each piece handcrafted by the maker. Talk about being humbled. Well here at The Federal Case much of my work is also done by hand. The connection of hand to tool to wood is invigorating and relaxing. I could cut inlay or carve all day long, the hours flying by , immersed in a state of euphoria. It's a rush if you know what I mean.

My philosophy is simple--- It doesn't go out until I am confident it will be up to my standards. And my standards are high. They have to be. When you purchase from me, I want you to be confident that you will be satisfied.

Here is a review from a very satisfied customer.
www.etsy.com/listing/226159506/cherry-demi-lune-and-two-stools

I am thrilled with the cherry-wood demilune table and matching stools that Matthew of The Federal Case made for me. The style is simple, clean, and solid -- almost Shaker-like. At my request, Matthew used a lighter shade of cherry for the tops of the table and stools and a darker shade for the legs. This two-toned look adds just the bit of interest I was looking for in my small kitchen. Matthew is as much artist as craftsman, and working with him was a pleasure. He answered my emails promptly and fully, and charged a reasonable price for his lovely work. Because he was going to be in my town soon after completing my order, he even delivered the items personally, charging me less than I would have had to pay UPS. Talk about the personal touch!

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer, Packing And Shipping, Editor, Product Developer, Chief Of Marketing, CFO And Everything Else

    I was young, I needed furniture. I built some furniture. It was not pretty. I built more furniture, it was nicer. I built more furniture, it was getting better.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 24, 2014
Hello and Welcome,, Thank You for taking the time to browse my shop. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy making these items. All of the pieces you see are handmade by me. If you see something that you are slightly interested in but would like to have it altered please do not hesitate to contact me.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept both pay-pal and direct check-out. In the case of custom orders I can not offer any refunds.
Shipping
All of the shipping prices you see are estimates only and are clearly not an accurate figure. I live in New York so obviously shipping a large table to Texas will be more than shipping it to New Jersey. I also try to package and ship as economically minded as possible. My policy is to try to and provide insurance and confirmation when possible. If you have special considerations regarding the shipping of your purchased item please do not hesitate to inform me of this. If there is an over charge in a shipping cost and it is in favor of the buyer then I will gladly refund the difference. Please e-mail me for the most accurate price, Thank You. International shipping can be accommodated, please convo me for pricing.
Refunds and Exchanges
I strive to make your buying experience from me as easy and pleasurable as possible. My philosophy is based on customer satisfaction. If for any reason you as a buyer are not satisfied, please notify me immediately and I will do everything possible to rectify the situation. All reasonable claims will be considered.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and wholesale inquiries are greatly encouraged. Don't be shy.