OUTSIDE THE BOX HANDCRAFTED TABLES
David and I (Kelley) became great friends in 2008, while working together at a restaurant in downtown Seattle. Years later, we got to travel around the country with our awesome dog Chilly, and moved back East to live in David's home state of Connecticut.
There, we got a call from his brother, Jeff. His business, JMS Wood Sculpture was thriving in Gig Harbor and he had the perfect shop and space to display his work. As soon as he mentioned the idea of us moving out to join him, we jumped at the opportunity.
We spent most of 2011 assisting Jeff with his work and dabbled in creating some pieces of our own. It wasn't long before we found that David had an incredible talent for building; and the two of us shared an eye for style and table design.
The passion started there, with every new project just as exciting as the last. In the summer of 2012, David and I were married at the peak of Whistler Mountain in Canada. After that, we started our next adventure: the official launch of our company.
Since that time, our business has grown along with our family. Our greatest masterpiece, "The CEO" Benjamin, joined our team in 2015. We are beyond lucky to have this amazing little person in our lives. Having him requires us to work harder to build our future, yet take more time off to enjoy the present.
We are thrilled to mention that after 8 years of renting our commercial shop, we are now the proud owners! Since then, we have completed Phase One of the renovation to refresh our shop, add bigger tools and create a work space for maximum efficiency. There are more phases to come; we have a list of exciting future projects. There will be more interior and exterior improvements, including landscaping happening this year.
Jeff has also found his dream shop, and has moved his business out near Olympia, Washington. We are so happy that both companies can really flourish with the separate room to work and the ability to invest into the shops we now own!
We created a design that features our very own inukshuk. To us, it is a symbol of what we can accomplish together. With many trips to Canada, we learned about the history of the native Inuit people who made them of stacked stones as a form of communication along trails. Each one is different in shape and size and has a meaning which could be a variety of things from: "food is near" or "someone was here."
Our favorite: "you are on the right path."