History

 

Our Story

Our story begins half a century ago, with a boy who loved wood. 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.

From the distinct smell of native hardwood species to our innovative stains, fabrics, and leathers, discover custom artisan furniture, sustainably made from start to finish. At Ohio Hardwood Furniture we craft both hardwood and upholstered pieces with precision. From traditional to contemporary, from accent chairs to custom offices, every product is characterized by natural beauty and timeless elegance.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Ohio Hardwood Furniture is distinct from big-box, conventional retail vendors. Our Northeast Ohio showroom is an immersive experience of sight, smell, and touch. We listen to our clients’ needs. Rather than placing customers into a mold, we provide “design solutions,” often tailoring pieces to address specialized spaces or unique functional demands. 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. 

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.   

 

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.

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.

 

Ohio Hardwood Furniture not only distinguishes itself by exclusive products, but also by the atmosphere created by enthusiastic employees. Our philosophy is to train employees well enough so they can leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t want to. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, each team member has his or her own story, passion, and role in working here. Our staff is friendly, caring, and provides exceptional customer service.

As soon as you step into our store, you’ll know you’re somewhere special. A relaxed place that makes you feel like family. Our straightforward designs, passion for well-made products, and accommodating service inspire confidence in our customers and keep them coming back.