EverLasting Furniture and Furnishings

Ada, Ohio 351 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (94)


EverLasting Furniture and Furnishings

Ada, Ohio | 351 Sales

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Les Thede

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Les Thede

Announcement    EverLasting Furniture - Building Furniture (and Furnishings) that Last! If you can't find what you are looking for here, try my website EverLastingFurniture.com or propose an idea to me in a private custom request.

Thanks to all who have purchased items!


Last updated on Jan 2, 2017

EverLasting Furniture - Building Furniture (and Furnishings) that Last! If you can't find what you are looking for here, try my website EverLastingFurniture.com or propose an idea to me in a private custom request.

Thanks to all who have purchased items!


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Life long love results in longer life!

It all started with a kid pounding nails in boards on an Iowa farm. We had lots of nails and scrap boards around. But the nails had to be straightened first. You see everything was saved on a farm in the 50's. Any time something was torn apart, you saved the screws, nails and boards for the next project. In fact, I was 16 before I realized you could actually go to a hardware store and buy a box of brand new straight nails! So I really loved the industrial arts shop courses in school (although few schools still have them). I wish that I could have taken more, but kids on the 'college prep' curriculum in the 60's didn't have time for such courses (too bad). Going to college, getting married and raising a family while making a living didn't leave much time for creative woodworking - only the basic necessities were made - a workbench, a simple shelf, a small bookcase - but I always enjoyed the time spent in those activities. Eventually I got myself into an educational administrative position, more for the school's need than my desire. I didn't like it at all! After one particularly trying week, I came home and decided to make the decorative shelf my wife had been asking me to build. I first had to uncover the old table saw in the corner of the garage. And what happened next was surprising to even me. As I began to create the shelf, the stress of doing work I didn't really enjoy began to leave my body as if someone pulled a plug at the bottom of my feet. I realized that I didn't have to meet with three other people to make a decision about the size of the shelf, I didn't have to fill out an evaluation instrument to determine if I liked the shelf, and if I cut the board a half inch too short, by golly the shelf was going to be a half inch short! I determined then and there I would do what I could to shorten my stay in a position I didn't like and begin building a shop and acquiring tools to do what I really liked. It took me several years, but I finally accomplished what I set out to do - make quality furniture and furnishings at an affordable price. I hope that people appreciate my work. Les Thede, Ada, OH

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  • Les Thede


    Les Thede is a retired engineering educator that has loved woodworking since high school shop class. Marriage and raising a family took priority for many years, but after retirement Les has renewed his love of woodworking.

  • Diane Thede

    Quality Control & Accounting

    Diane Thede serves many roles with ELF. She provides a keen eye for quality control, an extra set of hands for large projects and keeps the business side of the shop running on an even keel. And she's the best wife the owner could ever ask for!

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Last updated on January 29, 2017
Thanks for visiting EverLasting Furniture!

EverLasting Furniture was created to promote the design and construction of furniture that will last generations. In 2000, I grew tired of using furniture and furnishings that seemed to be designed to self-destruct in a few short years. That's when I began to make furniture for my wife, my kids, my grandkids and a few close friends. Soon after I began to create specialized items for a number of discerning customers. It didn't take long for me to become very busy. Making fine furniture and furnishings has now become my passion. My goal is to produce keepsakes that will last generations!

At this time, EverLasting Furniture is listing some of the smaller items on Etsy.com but I have plans to gradually add some of the larger items. To review examples of past work, you can go to EverLastingFurniture.com . Feel free to contact me by email if you are interested in a similar furniture design or maybe something completely different!


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Returns and exchanges
ELF wants you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are dissatisfied with an item when you receive it, you have four weeks to return the item (in original condition) for a full refund or exchange. Be aware that all of our items are made as one of a kind and an exact exchange may not be possible. If the item was damaged in shipping, please contact us immediately.
EverLasting Furniture now accepts all major credit or debit cards as well as PayPal and Etsy Gift Cards.
EverLasting Furniture will generally ship the next business day after payment clears. Many of my items have a fixed shipping cost, but some of the larger, heavier items like the Cajon (drum box) and Arts & Crafts clocks are expensive to ship to areas outside the regional area centered on Ohio. For those heavier items, calculated shipping will be used and charges will then be based on your zip code. For these few items, buyers out West, in the deep South, in the far North East should contact me to see if a less expensive shipping method than USPS can be used. Any questions, please contact me.

If multiple items are ordered at the same time and can be shipped in the same container, a reduction in the shipping charge will be made. Some of the more expensive items will carry extra insurance.
Additional policies and FAQs
EverLasting Furniture loves a challenge! If you have a unique piece of furniture that you have not been able to find anywhere else, why not contact us about making that custom piece? You can contact us through Etsy, or from our website EverLastingFurniture.com.

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