Our Story Begins Half A Century Ago…
For decades, Pascal King-Smith has been creating. He learned cabinet making in Great Britain. After moving to the United States as a young man, he served apprenticeships under master craftsmen.
Pascal opened his first woodworking shop in 1986. For 30 years he and his family have owned and operated the Lattasburg Lumber mill in West Salem, Ohio. In 2008, our Ohio Hardwood Furniture retail store opened in Peninsula, Ohio.
Breaking the Mold with Custom Design Solutions
Ohio Hardwood Furniture is distinct from big-box, conventional retail vendors. Rather than placing customers into a mold, we provide “design solutions,” allowing customers to choose their furniture’s size, wood, and stain. Every item (whether wood or upholstered) is American made and sustainably sourced. Ohio Hardwood Furniture believes in quality and strives to ensure our standards are met throughout the manufacturing process.
Locally Sourced Hardwood Species
Most of our hardwood furniture is made internally. Our lumber is sourced locally and sustainably harvested in the mid-west region. To keep forests healthy and productive, trained foresters determine when wood should be cut. Rather than clearing wide patches of land, specific groups of trees are selected. Loggers take care to preserve vegetation and soils; this minimizes our environmental impact. While fast-growing replacement tree farms will return to harvest in 7-10 years, our loggers typically wait up to 30 years. This encourages forest regeneration.
Hand Treated for Quality
After lumber is rough sawn and treated, it is transported to our workshops. Here it is machined, surfaced, joined, sanded and finished. Rather than built in an assembly line, our pieces are bench made by skilled craftsmen. A separate finishing facility ensures uniformity across all the pieces. Each item passes inspection before being wrapped and delivered to customers.
Using Every Part of the Tree
We minimize waste wood and re-use byproducts. Slab wood from the sawmill is used to heat our shops and homes. Sawdust is used to bed livestock and horses. Our waste edgings and chips are reground for landscape mulch.
Meet the Craftsman
The pieces you get from us will be lovingly crafted with the same attention we’d bring to something we’d put in our own homes, and it shows. We’re here to make sure our furniture provides a backdrop for a lifetime of family memories- from holiday meals to movie nights, new births to backyard barbecues.
We make furniture. Custom, amazingly high-quality furniture. And we hope you’ll be a part of the experience.
Let Your Home Represent You
The rich scent of perfectly tanned leather, the feel of wood grain you only get from hand planing and the smell of freshly hewn lumber — just a few of the things you’ll notice when you step through our doors. We’re a bit off the beaten path here in Peninsula, but well worth the trip if you want the full sensory experience of furniture made with time honored techniques and natural materials that only improve with age.