This Is Urban Made

Seattle, Washington

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Jordan + Melissa


Last updated on Sep 26, 2020

We're now offering DIY kits to keep hands and imaginations active.

#We're in this together #We've got this

Jordan + Melissa



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This Is Urban Made


To pay attention and move with gratitude.
As makers of fine furniture, we strive to create the highest quality, meaningful pieces, to be cherished for generations.

++++OUR WORK++++

Our work requires a great deal of attention. Every piece of furniture has the power to tell a story  – or many stories, actually – about the maker, the technique, the material, the person who bought it, or the family member that passed it down. Even more than that, the story of a piece of furniture doesn’t start in the store, or even the wood shop, it starts in the forest. Many stories merge in a piece of furniture, and we work hard to stay aware, attentive, and grateful to be part of each one.
For us, gratitude is louder than words. It’s not something we say; it’s something we do. It’s how we strive to live, work, and move. This means seek to do well by you, our customer; by ourselves; and by the material. We source material thoughtfully, and we use finishes that won’t make us or you sick. We go the extra mile and take the extra time to make sure our furniture lasts. You won’t find any particle board, MDF, cheap plywoods, or harmful chemicals in our products.
Our design aesthetic is intentionally urban — modern meets classic. We seek to capture the energy and vibrance that urban places have to offer by creating high-functioning pieces with clean modern lines. Our process is intentionally urban and we hope our work to be part of a larger movement to revitalize the spirit of the working-maker, small-shop-owner in U.S. urban centers.

++++OUR STORY++++

In one field or another Jordan Dowell, founder of This is Urban Made, has been building and designing his entire life. Though Jordan grew as a third-generation wood worker, he didn’t fully step into the role until he found himself building furniture for his bride-to-be on a loading dock, late at night in downtown Chicago. He quickly realized a deep passion and talent for the craft. He believes that making furniture affords him the opportunity to think deeply and creatively while exercising a wide range of skills and constantly learning new ones. Jordan and Melissa live in Seattle, WA where, together, they run This Is Urban Made in the Fremont neighborhood, known to the locals as the center of the universe.

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Last updated on July 21, 2020
We are makers of solid wood modern furnishings. We think making things the old way is a great new idea. View more about our work and process at

Current lead times for large items are between 8-10 weeks. Rush orders are sometimes accommodated on a case by case basis for an additional order 20% fee.

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