FlotsamFurniture

The Flotsam Furniture Works

Portland, Oregon On Etsy since 2010

FlotsamFurniture

The Flotsam Furniture Works

Portland, Oregon | 353 Sales

Nicholas Sario

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Nicholas Sario

Announcement    For a sneak peek at custom commissions and works in progress, be sure check out The Flotsam Furniture Works website, or follow us on social media.

Website - www.FlotsamFurnitureWorks.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/flotsamfurnitureworks
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FlotsamFurnitureWorks

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2016

For a sneak peek at custom commissions and works in progress, be sure check out The Flotsam Furniture Works website, or follow us on social media.

Website - www.FlotsamFurnitureWorks.com
Instagram - www.instagram.com/flotsamfurnitureworks
Facebook - www.facebook.com/FlotsamFurnitureWorks

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About FlotsamFurniture

Sales 353
On Etsy since 2010

Custom modern furnishings handmade in Portland, Oregon

My name is Nick Sario, and I created The Flotsam Furniture Works out of a thoughtfully cultivated fusion of single-minded obsession and wild desperation.

At the time this all began, home was a drafty Chicago apartment furnished almost entirely by hand-me-downs from my roommate’s grandmother. We were grateful to have any furnishings at all, but it was a bit odd living in an apartment that appeared to have been decorated by an eighty year old woman circa 1975. Neither of us could afford anything new, so as the furniture began to very literally break down beneath us, I took it upon myself to peel back the faded gold velour and make repairs. Things evolved quickly after that. Arcane looking upholstery tools began cluttering the apartment, then taking over entire rooms. The porch was commandeered for woodworking while the dining room was repurposed for sewing and upholstery. Before long I was buying supplies in bulk and recovering third-hand chairs just to learn how they’d been assembled.

The growing industry in my apartment was a stark counterpoint to my day job. I was temping as a data entry clerk after losing two positions to the recession, and the daily reminder that I was almost thirty and my only marketable skill was apparently my speed at the numeric ten-key left me feeling a singular mixture of restlessness, self-doubt, and terror. I was desperate for some kind of radical course correction, some way to orient myself away from the pursuit of a paycheck and toward the pursuit of skills, some means to prove that despite the years of mundane repetition I could still muster in myself the tiniest bit of craft and grace, and thus The Flotsam Furniture Works was born.

Shop members

  • Nicholas Sario

    Owner

    Nick is the official hand-maker behind the FFWs handmade goods. If something's gone wrong, this is the name you should be muttering under your breath.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 21, 2018
My name is Nick Sario, and The Flotsam Furniture Works is the product of my humble and earnest efforts. I endeavor to create distinctive furniture while incorporating reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible. Each piece represents a motley collection of the new and used. Whether it’s an original design utilizing reclaimed lumber in the frame construction, or a castoff chair that’s been stripped to the springs and rebuilt, each piece is made with as much consideration for the source of materials as for how they’re used in the final product. Aside from creating what you see in the shop, I also personally reply to your convo's and emails, package your purchases, and ship or hand deliver them to your door. If you have any questions, be they regarding the joinery of a chair frame or the shipping insurance on your purchase, I’d be more than happy to answer them.

Accepted payment methods

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
All sales are final. However, The Flotsam Furniture Works guarantees the quality of all pieces produced. If a purchased item arrives damaged or not as ordered, contact me within seven days of delivery to discuss repair or replacement. Buyers must contact me before attempting to return a purchase.
Payment
Payment may be issued using Paypal or credit/debit cards at time of checkout. I will also accept checks (and ship or deliver once it clears). Buyers may also pay with cash and credit cards for locally delivered purchases.
Shipping
Please consult individual listings for shipping information, as parcel size ultimately determines how an item will be shipped.

Please note that The Flotsam Furniture Works is not responsible for damages incurred during shipping. Great care is taken when packaging to safeguard against damage, and all items will be insured with the shipping company. Please contact me if a claim needs to be opened.