It’s safe to say that nearly all of us have been faced with profound changes over the last few years. From a pandemic that has greatly altered the way, we live to a military invasion that has cost innocent lives and profoundly impacted global stability, both economic and sociopolitical, our world is in a state of flux.
For many of us, the unsettling events of recent years have caused us to reassess how we assign value to the material objects around us. The invasion of Ukraine has forced me to ponder what it would be like to have to make the decision to flee my home at a moment's notice, not being certain what would be left of it when I returned. What are the objects we own it would hurt most to leave behind?
For me, it would be my parent’s round white oak kitchen table I grew up eating family meals at that was passed down to me when I purchased my first home and where my own daughter’s high chair is now sat next to, the third generation of my family to enjoy it's well lived-in charm. It would be books gifted to me with handwritten notes from family and friends on the inside covers, art projects my nieces have made for me, my great grandfather’s framed drafting drawings, family photos, and sports memorabilia from teams that hold a special place in my heart. In other words, the objects I’d miss the most are ones that conger memories of times spent with family and friends, objects that's inherent value lies not necessarily in dollars but rather in their special place in my own history, my own story.
At OHF we’ve tried to use those lessons of what objects we truly find value in to guide how we approach our business. It’s crucial to us that our furniture is of a standard of quality that the piece can live with you and become a part of your family’s story. We take pride in creating heirloom pieces that can be passed down and become family artifacts. We create our furniture to be lived in and used, be that a kitchen island where the family gathers every year to cook holiday meals or a leather library chair to unwind in at the end of a busy week.
All our furniture is manufactured by skilled craftsmen in the USA using building techniques and materials that emphasize our uncompromising commitment to quality. Whether it's mortise and tenon joinery on a quartersawn white oak craftsman bedroom set or an eight-way-hand-tie sofa in full-grain aniline-dyed leather, we build products with the long term in mind.
Below is a list of ways we are committed to building furniture made to become a small part of your family’s story:
-solid hardwood furniture built from sustainably harvested domestic hardwood species (cherry, walnut, quartersawn white oak, maple, elm, ash).
-dovetail drawer boxes
-full extension drawer slides
-immaculate catalyzed conversion varnish wood finishes in a range of color options
-solid, hardwood frames on upholstered furniture pieces
-eight-way-hand-tie spring system on upholstered pieces for unmatched quality, durability, longevity, and comfort.
-aniline-dyed premium leathers with buttery soft textures
-a wide range of top-quality performance fabrics made to withstand the abuse of everyday use.
The objects we surround ourselves with that we hold most dear are the ones we can attach meaning and memories to. In turbulent times, we at OHF take pride in doing our small part in providing meaning and joy to the furniture pieces our customers trust us with to place in their homes.