We make things. Sometimes out of raw materials sometimes out of things we found and have repurposed. That is the basic’s of what we do. If you want to learn more keep reading.
My name is Joe, and since I can remember I have always been interested in building things. I would sit as a kid in front of my grandma's TV with a hammer, nails, and some scrap wood and build along with Norm Abram while watching the New Yankee Workshop. If I wasn't building along in front of the TV I would be in the shop with my grandpa helping him build things.
Although a kid should not play with a hammer and nails, that served as the catalyst to fuel my inspiration to build and make things.
I have taken up the motto, why buy something when you can build or make it? Living by this motto I have remodeled my house and built most of the furniture inside.
As I grew older I began to develop a love for old things. I love looking at old vintage pieces, antiques, old barns, anything as old as my grandparents or older.
I have come to realize things today aren't made with the same level of craftsmanship. Things are made not to be thrown away and there is a certain level of charm and character that comes with old vintage finds.
Why throw things away when they could be repurposed?
Then I found and married someone who shares my same passion for picking through antique malls, spending our weekend walking through an antique market, or just driving around looking at old barns and imagining what they could be.
That leads us to today. In 2018, my wife and I decided to share our love for all things made and found. What if we could build quality furniture, unique lamps, or save the windmill vanes from the landfill. What if we could make custom orders and provide excellent customer service. What if we could inspire people to go out and put the same level of craftsmanship in their work.
That lead us to create Maker and Finder.
So Koa the shop dog, Amber, and myself invite you to browse our store. If you are looking for a custom piece and need help bringing your idea to life contact us and we can work together to create what you were looking for. And be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to see what we are up to in the shop and our latest makes and finds.