wwmake

Handmade, Finely Crafted Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

Chicago, Illinois On Etsy since 2013

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wwmake

Handmade, Finely Crafted Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

Chicago, Illinois | 2,000 Sales

Announcement    Covid-19 Production Update:

WE are amazed at the continued support of our business in this tough time. WE have been riding the small-business rollercoaster Covid-19 has brought on, while keeping perspective that health and well being are more important than anything WE make. With safety as our focus, we have made the following changes to keep our employees and customers safe:

- We shut down our shop for three weeks to create a build process we were comfortable with and to make our shop as safe as possible
- Our employees are required to wear a mask at all times while at work, maintain social distancing at all times (we only have 8 makers in our 11,000 sqft. shop, so it is not too difficult), asked to wash their hands often, and all have hand sanitizer at their stations
- We are running a six hour work shift instead of an eight hour work shift to avoid using the break room and to keep everyone from burning out from working while wearing a mask
- Our non-makers are working from home to limit the number of people in our shop
- We closed our showroom so no visitors can enter our shop

With the loss of three weeks and shorter shifts, we are running about 3-4 weeks behind our listing lead times right now. We hope to make up some production time after June 1st when Illinois shelter in place is lifted, but until them we will maintain our safety measures in effort to keep our employees safe.

If you have an order on file with us and this delay causes any issues, feel free to message us and we can cancel your order.

If you are thinking about ordering from us and not sure about waiting, please know our pieces are well worth the wait and we would really appreciate your support of What WE Make.

Stay safe in this tough time and hopefully our furniture brings a bit of joy to your world!

- What WE Make

Welcome to What WE Make (@whatwemake)! WE make finely crafted furniture that is environmentally friendly and designed to create timeless modern furniture. WE believe in quality over quantity and want you to enjoy our furniture for a lifetime!

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Have a custom design in mind?! WE can custom any listing you see here on Etsy, and also have a design service to create your very own piece of furniture.

Please contact Dan Quinn, co-owner, with any custom inquiries at:
info [!at] wwmake.com
331.442.4830
wwmake.com

Follow us on instagram to see our building process and new product launches!
https://www.instagram.com/whatwemake/

Announcement

Last updated on May 11, 2020

Covid-19 Production Update:

WE are amazed at the continued support of our business in this tough time. WE have been riding the small-business rollercoaster Covid-19 has brought on, while keeping perspective that health and well being are more important than anything WE make. With safety as our focus, we have made the following changes to keep our employees and customers safe:

- We shut down our shop for three weeks to create a build process we were comfortable with and to make our shop as safe as possible
- Our employees are required to wear a mask at all times while at work, maintain social distancing at all times (we only have 8 makers in our 11,000 sqft. shop, so it is not too difficult), asked to wash their hands often, and all have hand sanitizer at their stations
- We are running a six hour work shift instead of an eight hour work shift to avoid using the break room and to keep everyone from burning out from working while wearing a mask
- Our non-makers are working from home to limit the number of people in our shop
- We closed our showroom so no visitors can enter our shop

With the loss of three weeks and shorter shifts, we are running about 3-4 weeks behind our listing lead times right now. We hope to make up some production time after June 1st when Illinois shelter in place is lifted, but until them we will maintain our safety measures in effort to keep our employees safe.

If you have an order on file with us and this delay causes any issues, feel free to message us and we can cancel your order.

If you are thinking about ordering from us and not sure about waiting, please know our pieces are well worth the wait and we would really appreciate your support of What WE Make.

Stay safe in this tough time and hopefully our furniture brings a bit of joy to your world!

- What WE Make

Welcome to What WE Make (@whatwemake)! WE make finely crafted furniture that is environmentally friendly and designed to create timeless modern furniture. WE believe in quality over quantity and want you to enjoy our furniture for a lifetime!

*****************************
Have a custom design in mind?! WE can custom any listing you see here on Etsy, and also have a design service to create your very own piece of furniture.

Please contact Dan Quinn, co-owner, with any custom inquiries at:
info [!at] wwmake.com
331.442.4830
wwmake.com

Follow us on instagram to see our building process and new product launches!
https://www.instagram.com/whatwemake/

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About wwmake

Sales 2,000
On Etsy since 2013

FROM OUR HANDS we build Eco-Conscious, Finely Crafted Furniture - FOR YOU!

WHAT WE MAKE is a family owned and operated furniture maker.

WE started building handmade furniture over 15 years ago, and in the past 5 years have focused on using reclaimed materials. All of our furniture is finished with no or low VOC eco-friendly finishings which remove most of the toxins traditional furniture bring into your home.

WE take every measure to produce our reclaimed wood furniture in a sustainable fashion and pride ourselves in using green products.

WHAT WE MAKE, MAKES US...

WE build reclaimed wood furniture that will be the focal point of your home. Each piece has a unique industrial-modern feel that can be combined with any style or become your style. WE take pride in our designs and love building furniture inspired from the materials we use. Everything WE make, makes us who we are!

WHAT WE USE...
. reclaimed old-growth wood from midwestern barns
. sustainably sourced Midwest walnut & white oak
. hand welded metal
. lightweight, durable, special blend concrete
. green, VOC-free, eco-friendly finishes

Please feel free to contact us with any questions on our furniture or for custom requests!

Shop members

  • Dan Quinn

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    My passion for woodworking started as a young lad building forts with my brother. Fast forward a few years and here we both are building beautiful furniture from reclaimed wood! Life is a strange path... but WE wound up here for a reason!

  • George Quinn

    Owner, Woodworker, Shop Manager

    George has been working with his hands for nearly 20 years and building furniture for the last 15. He is a perfectionist when it comes to woodworking which is why all of our pieces turn out so lovely.

  • George Quinn Sr.

    Woodworker, Proud Father

    George Sr. has been working with his hands his entire life. He owned and operated a painting/contracting business for 25 years until being injured on the job. He now ensures each piece we build is finished to perfection!

  • Katy Quinn

    Marketer, Designer, Photographer

    Katy Quinn is our visual expert. She helps with designing, staging our photos, and spreading the word about our awesome products on Facebook, Instagram, and all of our other social platforms. She is a true visual artist!

  • Jamie Quinn

    Shipper, Customer Service

    Jamie Quinn is all things project management. She helps make sure all the details of your order are in order and that each piece is managed until it leaves our doors.

  • Bill O.

    Lead Woodworker

  • Dave

    Woodworker

  • Lucas

    Woodworker

  • Travis

    Lead Welder

  • Anthony

    Welder

  • Matt

    Shipper

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

All our our pieces are finished with an eco-friendly, voc-free finish. Your piece arrives as a finished product, but needs 30 days to cure entirely.

Should you ever damage your piece, it can be touched up. Please contact us with details on how to touch up your piece at: info@wwmake.com

Maintenance:

Clean your pieces with a damp cloth. No further maintenance is necessary!

What Not to DO:

Do not leave standing water on your furniture
Do not leave hot items on your furniture
Do not use furniture polish on your furniture
Do not apply any further finish to your furniture

Custom and personalised orders

Yes, we do custom sizing on any item in our shop! We also design one-of-a-kind pieces just for you!

Please send a message or e-mail us at info@wwmake.com with the item and exact dimensions you're looking for, and we will message you back with a personalized quote.

Wholesale availability

Yes, we do sell wholesale/commercial orders.

Please send a message or e-mail us at info@wwmake.com with the item(s) you're interested in, the quantity of each item, your lead time, and any other details. We will create a custom quote for you based on your quantities.