If you have been following along on my Instagram these days, you know how excited I am about each and every one of our new Southern Artisan Collection collaborations.
Working with the gentlemen at WoodKith is no exception, for several reasons. In transparency, my husband is one of these gents so I really couldn't be more excited about their no-so-new business. Though they have officially just launched, this labor of love has been years in the making.
The guys have been sourcing, buying and drying the perfect pieces and slabs of wood for nearly THREE years now. They have an amazing inventory of some of the prettiest pieces of maple, black walnut and the largest pecan anyone has seen - ready to pull at a moments notice and turn into a beautiful piece that will be storied and treasured.
While the guys work out of Atlanta day-to-day, Adam has a workshop up in the North Georgia mountain town of Clayton, where most of the large pieces are constructed and finished, as well as where the metalwork is done. They also work out of our farm in Monticello, where Shane's grandfather's woodshop stands. It's a place he loved to work and is filled with old tools and treasures from his woodworking and army days. This is also where they keep their large slabs of wood at hand.
Seeing these pieces of wood come to life in their beautiful modern organic tables and benches has truly been an amazing process to watch. Seeing the piece come from a rustic, outdoor setting to finding its way inside a home as a showpiece is a breathtaking process. And their custom pieces are no exception. These guys are putting in the heavy lifting, a combination of hard work and craft of woodworking go into each and every special piece.
I'm so in love with the Feast Boards the guys have created for us and seeing each unique piece on a tablescape. And, can't wait for some new designs soon!