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Custom Furniture


You don't see the perfect piece for your space?  Perfect!  Custom crafted furniture is our specialty. 

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Custom Furniture


You don't see the perfect piece for your space?  Perfect!  Custom crafted furniture is our specialty. 

We love working with clients who have an idea or a vision

We love working with clients who have an idea or a vision

Here are RWF, we design and craft one-of-a-kind tables, consoles, desks, and benches from local, environmentally sourced logs in our Florence, Alabama slow studio. But we can also make pieces designed by your imagination. Think beyond just tables and benches—we’ve crafted items such as kitchen islands, kitchen  countertops, custom furniture consoles, slab headboards, full-wall entertainment consoles,  stair treads, dining table benches, and sofa tables, all for clients who had big ideas and shared those ideas with us.

You don’t have to be a professional designer to craft a custom piece of furniture. We are happy to work with clients who have an idea or a vision, but need help rounding out his or her designs with the details. We can customize your piece in every way: dimensions, natural edges or straight edges, slab thickness and wood species.

In fact, we pride ourselves on our custom furniture. Recently, we completed and installed a twelve-foot-long walnut entertainment console. “We started with a drawing the customer provided,” says wood artist Robin Wade. After refining the design long-distance, the clients decided to travel to the slow studio to hand-pick the pieces of natural-edge walnut that Robin would use to create their furniture. “They joined us for lunch and had a tour of the studio and picked out the natural-edge slabs for their piece,” Robin says. 

When each massive walnut slab had been sculpted and finished to perfection, Robin and his team laid-out the console in the studio, taking final measurements and checking every detail before wrapping and packing each individual slab for transportation to the clients’ home.

The clients made one request: that the piece be in place for an upcoming football game. Robin and his team traveled to the clients’ home—transporting the carefully packaged pieces— and, in one day, installed the twelve-foot-long, full-wall entertainment center. “As we left,” Robin says, “they were dressed in their team’s orange, ready for the game.”  

No matter your design idea—from slab countertop to armchair to etagere—or your designer status—from homeowner to interior designer to architect—share your furniture dreams with us, and let us help you bring your custom furniture ideas to life!

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Custom Made Benches


Our custom benches can be found in banks, galleries & museums - but are just as "comfy" in residential environments.

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Custom Made Benches


Our custom benches can be found in banks, galleries & museums - but are just as "comfy" in residential environments.

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Robin Wade would tell you that this bench was a partner in its own development, and that he, the artist, merely assisted the transformation of natural elements into functional furniture that retains the beauty of the natural materials from which it was crafted.

The lines were already evident in the carefully selected wood slab: sleek, dominant, and history laden. Wade freed the influence of the grains, and allowed the custom creation to reveal itself.  Wade says the beauty contained in the oak, cherry, and walnut, maple and sassafras is evident.

 At RWF, custom is our specialty.

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Custom Made Desks


At RWF, custom is our specialty.  Desks, dining tables, consoles, benches, all designed by you the customer.  Natural edge slabs in sustainably harvested local hardwoods including walnut, oak, maple, cherry and sassafras for your custom projects.

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Custom Made Desks


At RWF, custom is our specialty.  Desks, dining tables, consoles, benches, all designed by you the customer.  Natural edge slabs in sustainably harvested local hardwoods including walnut, oak, maple, cherry and sassafras for your custom projects.

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What makes a Robin Wade custom desk so special? It could be the fact that every piece of wood in each of Robin’s custom designs comes from within 60 miles of his studio. It could have something to do with the kind of wood Robin uses. Perhaps Robin Wade’s custom desks are so special because each one is uniquely designed and handcrafted in Robin’s Florence, Alabama studio.

It could be any of these reasons. But to me, the thing that makes a Robin Wade custom desk so special, above all else, is the simple fact that in each desk is life. When I look at one of Robin’s desks, I don’t see a huge mass-produced piece of furniture to outfit a giant maze of cubicles. I don’t see a dusty warehouse lit by cold fluorescents, filled with blocks of harvested lumber imported from a depleted forest. When I look at one of Robin’s custom pieces I can feel the warmth and solidity of the wood. I can see the care and concentration Robin devoted to each of his works.

Follow this path to our beautiful new Gallery of some of the desks we've crafted recently

Follow this path to our beautiful new Gallery of some of the desks we've crafted recently

I can connect with the tree that made each desk what it is. I can caress the holes, the cracks, the imperfections which serve as an elegant reminder of the natural cycle of life and the beauty in acceptance. I can appreciate each custom desk as more than a material addition to a home or office, but instead as a poetic and subtly evocative homage to the wonders of the natural world. When I look at Robin Wade’s custom desks, I don’t see a power struggle between man and nature. I see each piece as a loving gift from the tree to the artist and artist to the tree. This reflects a mutual respect for the myriad possibilities which exist when man and nature work and live in harmony.