mailswoodwork

Handmade modern furniture

Greensboro, North Carolina · 8 Sales

mailswoodwork

Handmade modern furniture

Greensboro, North Carolina 8 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Ryan Mails

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Ryan Mails

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stevenellis

stevenellis on Apr 3, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning desk in walnut. Really well packaged for shipment. Couldn't be happier! Thank you, Ryan.

Anonymous on Feb 28, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully crafted.

Anonymous on Sep 9, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

The table is absolutely gorgeous....A beautiful piece of craftsmanship. We can't thank you enough!

About

Heirloom-quality contemporary furniture rooted deeply in a historical craft tradition.

I keep a small studio, and believe in working intensively by hand with tools that demand and ensure a close connection to the wood - sawn from the hardwoods of our surrounding forests in the piedmont of North Carolina. Its a path toward our ambition for all my furniture - that it be beautiful and truly lasting.

Perhaps its temperament, or having learned joinery and woodcraft while a student of early American architecture, but I have gravitated toward very traditional ways of working. A glance around the shop reveals as much; most of the tools on the benches and walls would have been familiar to a cabinetmaker two centuries ago.

Working by hand is well suited to the way I translate an idea into furniture, feeling my way from rough sketches into a finished work. For that reason there are few machines in the shop; a workhorse lathe and bandsaw earn their keep. But the benches are the heart of the shop, where boards are planed, parts shaped, joints sawn and chiseled, shellac spilled, coffee drunk.

I invite you to explore my current line of furniture, or inquire about commissions for new designs.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on February 28, 2013
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We accept Paypal, personal check, or money-order via Etsy's checkout system.
Shipping
All our furniture is made to order, and will typically be delivered to you 4-6 weeks from the date payment is received.

Domestic:
The cost of furniture includes crating and shipping via UPS within the continental United States.

International:
We are glad to ship abroad. Please contact us for a shipping quote.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will repair, free of charge excluding shipping and handling, damage to our furniture over the lifetime of the original owner. This does not include damage suffered in shipping, due to normal wear, or resulting from neglect.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you wish, please let us know and we will be glad to provide updates and photographs as work progresses on your order.