HunnaMei

Fine Woodworking. Beautiful Design & Craftsmanship.

Fallbrook, California 2 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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HunnaMei

Fine Woodworking. Beautiful Design & Craftsmanship.

Fallbrook, California | 2 Sales

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Joel Mays

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Joel Mays

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Last updated on Sep 9, 2017

Free delivery and installation anywhere in Southern California!

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About HunnaMei

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On Etsy since 2017

My Woodworking Philosophy

My goal is to build furniture that lasts, not for years but for generations. The word quality is cliche, it has been used to describe everything. We roll our eyes now, or simply expect it to be stated about any item. I come from a background in the trades. As a small business owner I spent over a decade in mainly the commercial, but also the residential sector. I saw the progression of the industry downward, higher pressure, lower cost, and much lower quality. I hated to helplessly watch it happen. But there was a time where we could identify quality, we recognized it when we touched it, or saw it, or used it. We stood back and thought to ourselves, "wow, this is nice". I wanted that back. I wanted to be able to take my time, to not take shortcuts, to not feel rushed or pressured on a deadline. I didn't want the phone constantly beeping and interrupting my train of thought or my work.

I believed that other people wanted that too. They didn't just want that in their lives, they wanted it and deserved it from the products they purchased. I believe that people want to buy something once that cost more but lasts for decades instead of a cheap version purchased every year. I believe that people not only appreciate true quality but yearn for it, even if they don't realize it, it's there.

I also believe we're losing it. There's no debate, we all agree life has sped up. In many cases drastically. We do more in an hour now then we did in an entire day only a few decades ago. Much of this is due to technological advancement. There's no doubt we benefit from that advancement, be we also suffer and so do our products. More is expected in less time, and when that squeeze happens the true quality suffers.

It was stated in business there are three components: time, price, quality. They can never be equal, they will always shuffle, but you as the producer have to decide the order. Most businesses during our lifetime have shifted to: 1. Time (as in fast) 2. Price 3. Quality

I refuse. If you would like to know, here is my order: 1. Quality (as in both craftsmanship, and materials) 2. Price (Recognizing that this is a reasonable expectation) 3. Time (Don't worry, it won't take me a year to build your table)

My hope is that you are a like minded person. You appreciate that we can take the definition of quality back. We can wrestle it from the hands of mass production (especially those darn charging cords, I mean come on, can't someone make one that doesn't split at the end).

I look forward to speaking with you, to collaboratively designing, or directly selling a piece already produced. If you have any questions about the process, the cost, or any other concerns I am available through out the day.

What's In A Name?

The business name Hunna Mei comes from my grandmother Hunna Salafia, and by my grandfather Charlie Mays, our last name Mei, before it was changed migrating through Ellis Island. They were/are creatives at heart my grandmother an interior designer and my grandfather a graphic designer all his life. They often reminisced about the fond memories they made camping on Hammonasset State Beach.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the incredible inspiration my best friend and wife has been. In fact, this entire endeavor was her idea. So, to my lovely wife Bree: I love you dearly, thank you for your many years of support and concern. What an incredible adventure this life has been thus far. Speaking of things that last for decades... I look forward to many more decades in our future.

I hope you enjoy the furniture you purchase. To be sure, each one was created with blood, sweat, and at times, tears. If you ever have a question, or want more information on anything in the shop feel free to call, email, or text (760 525 2588, hunnamei(at)gmail.com). I look forward to providing a unique piece that will last in your family from many generations.

Sincerely,
Joel Mays

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Frequently asked questions
Do you ship outside of California?

Yes. But because each piece varies in size and weight, shipping costs are calculated separately. If you live out of California, please contact me first before placing your order, I will get a shipping quote and then update the price on Etsy for you.

Can I place a custom order?

Yes. Just call or email me and we can discuss any details. 760 525 2588 or hunnamei@gmail.com