April 22, 2013

Maker Made Wood Shop

This post has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be MORE thrilled to make this announcement:

We’ve opened up a wood shop!!!  Yes, a wood shop!!

Over the past couple of months, my dad and I have been toiling away at building (literally and figuratively) our own wood shop.  While we have our disagreements (the typical “old-school” v. “new-school” ways of thinking), we love nothing more than getting into our shop–the family garage–powering up our tools and crafting simple housewares for everyone to enjoy.

Maker Made Wood Shop

Woodworking has always been a passion of ours, and now we are sharing that passion with the masses. From  decorative trays and planters, to unique cheese boards and organizational office items, we strive to create one-of-a-kind handmade products for your home.

Introducing, Maker Made, our father and daughter wood shop.

Introducing Maker Made Wood Shop

Recently we tackled a longtime wish list project of mine: a dog house of Mr. Harvey.

I’ve always dreamt of owning a home with a spacious yard, large enough for my pup to roam and also call home with a cozy little abode of his own.  But since that is not currently my reality, I decided to build a custom dog house that was airy, sized according to our small outdoor balcony space and of course, unique in design.

Here is a look into the design and build process.

Mr. Harvey couldn’t be more thrilled with the final outcome.  He’s now a homeowner after all.

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

One of the core tenants of Maker Made (we even have a manifesto!) is that we never apologize for or avoid using wood that has flaws.  In fact, we embrace those scrap pieces that others may deem unusable and transform them into handmade goodness. We are equal opportunity woodworkers!

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

Maker Made Dog House

It’s an exciting time in our House and we are thrilled to be able to share it all with you.

We hope you take a gander at our new shop and let us know what you think.  We are always striving to make products that are functional and well-designed, so your feedback is appreciated!

And if you are as big a wood lover as I am, be sure to check out our new “Wood is Good” Pinterest board for some inspiration. There’s nothing like the wonderful world of woodworking.



  • Emily

    HOLY COW, your shop is beautiful!! I’ve been following your blog since you’ve been writing your column for DesignSponge, and am so happy to see your new endeavor. Congratulations!! :)

    (And my Frankie doxie mutt says “ruff ruff!” to Mr. Harvey :) )

    • stephanie

      Thank you SO much for the kind words Emily! It has been a long process, but we are so thrilled to finally share it with you all!!

      Thanks for all of your support. Puppy hugs and kisses from me and Harvey!

  • Katie

    Wow! Congratulations! I took a look at the shop and I must say that I am very impressed. I think there are some great gift ideas happening there. (and maybe a few for myself)

  • Serena

    So cool Steph! You have so many talents. I love the planter boxes in your shop and adore Harvey’s dog house.
    I’ll have to put in an order for the next time I visit the states!
    BIG Congrats on your new venture – you deserve every success x

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