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Chicago, Illinois | 536 Sales

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Last updated on Jul 8, 2020

****Our current lead time is 6-8 weeks****


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Brandon and his saw heart️- together forever

About DepartmentHome

Sales 536
On Etsy since 2010

A boy walks into an ice cream shop

Let's try this third person thing!

When Brandon and Katie first met at their local Northside of Chicago Coldstone Creamery (Katie behind the spades) they had no idea that their new friendship would eventually turn into a marriage and that their separate career and life paths would come together to form Department. Brandon, who graduated from Columbia College Chicago with an MFA in photography already had a piqued interest in design but not quite about furniture. Katie; an avid thrifter, estate saler, and treasure hunter introduced Brandon to the world of vintage goods. What was a hobby for both of them quickly turned into a successful resale business where they slowly accrued refinishing and woodworking skills along the way, not to mention furniture shipping logistics! When they couldn’t keep a simple sliding door cabinet in stock for longer than a day they had their "aha moment" realizing there was a great need for simple, midcentury style storage options. “Why don’t we just build them ourselves?” they so foolhardily declared to one another! Thus began Brandon’s 5+ year journey into cabinet making. The two had another lightbulb moment not too long ago while slowly building their vinyl collection; there were too few options on the market for record storage that had a real designers eye behind them. With over 8 years of the furniture industry behind them they wanted to bring their vision for record storage to the market! Department wanted to focus their design on Quality, Affordability (no wholesale, direct to consumer) and Function. The cabinets you see today are 1000s of hours of: love, labor, wrongs and rights, highs, lows, more labor and everything in between. They wouldn’t have it any other way.

*Third person out*

From our family to yours,


(I hate to yell but seriously it means so much)

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Shop members

  • Brandon

    Owner, Designer, Builder

    Brandon was born and raised in Michigan. He acquired a BFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. He is pretty keen on his wife, son, dog, kitty and being in the woodshop.

  • Katie

    Owner, Designer

    Katie comes from a military family and was born in Germany. She eventually settled in Connecticut. Although she misses the East Coast (especially the seafood) Chicago is her home and heart. Brandon, her son Beau, the dog and kitty complete her!

  • Lexi

    Shop Manager, Customer Service

    Lexi is a music lover who lives and breathes Chicago. She graduated from DePaul University in 2013 with a BA in Media Studies. Lexi has been an open-format club DJ around the city since 2010. She loves cute things, 80s movies and Japanese culture.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 29, 2019

Thanks for stopping by. We are a small custom furniture shop specializing in record cabinets and storage. We think simplicity in design is key to a happy relaxed home. We want you to be proud of your record collection and show it off - I mean it took a lot of work to acquire it! Pair them with a cabinet equally as awesome.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please note that all furniture is build to order. We cannot accept change of mind returns after delivery is made. That said please contact as soon as possible if item is damages and/or missing parts.
We accept Paypal and Etsy check out.
All small, medium, large, and two drawer record cabinets ship via UPS in our heavy duty custom boxes. Signature confirmation is required. Please let us know ahead of time if you will be out of town during the expected delivery range.

All larger cabinets are shipped via our white glove shipping companies. Once our shippers have your cabinet they will contact you to schedule a delivery day and time that works for you.

We DO NOT offer COI. If your building will require a COI at the time of delivery you must arrange this on your own. Our shippers will only make curbside delivery if this is the case.


Live in the Chicago area? Super! We would love for you to come check out any piece you are interested in. Message us and sent up an appointment!
You can also email us at:
departmentchicago [!at] And for a super fast reply call us! 773-492-1888

We offer 10% off each cabinet if you plan to pick up from our studio in Ukrainian Village, Chicago

* If your item arrives damaged, if possible do not accept the item(s). If you find damage once your item is unpacked please contact us immediately, take detailed pictures of the damage and keep all packaging materials. This ensures we are able to file an insurance claim and that the process goes smoothly. Failure to document and save any packaging materials will prohibit an insurance claim to proceed and we will not be able to repair / replace the item(s) for you. You will be responsible for any return shipping or replacement costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Is your furniture made in the U.S.A.?

Yes, our furniture is Hand built by Brandon in our woodshop located in Chicago, IL with as much U.S.A. sourced materials as possible. Our cabinets are a mix of solid hardwood and real wood veneers. Cabinets with drawers feature dovetailed solid hard maple boxes with a solid Walnut face. Our cabinet cases are made from Grade A cabinet ply with real wood veneer. This allows us to offer a very stable high quality walnut or maple cabinet at an affordable price. All finishes are environmentally friendly low VOC water paints and stains,