Quaker Heritage Furnishings, Robert Brown

Robert S. Brown, woodworker, sawmill operator


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Member of Trail Networks:
Northern Neck Artisan Trail (site #27)

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Exhibition, Wholesale Production

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I was born and raised in Loudoun County, Va. My father’s family was Quaker and most were dairy farmers. My wife, Carol and I operated the family farm and raised two daughters. When the girls went to college, Carol and I purchased a ranch in Oklahoma and moved our cattle operation. After about a dozen years of drought and crazy weather in Oklahoma, we sold the cattle and I purchased a sawmill, working with reclaimed wood. The trees in Oklahoma are not tall but some grow too large for standard sawmills so I built a sawmill capable of cutting logs 72 inches wide. I began marketing large slabs for counter tops, kitchen center islands, which led to calls for finished pieces of furniture from cabinets to tables to music stands. I found that I had a talent for furniture making, probably inherited from my Quaker ancestors who were furniture makers. I work with native woods and my favorite to work with is walnut.

In 2013 Carol & I decided to “retire” to Virginia and purchased a small property near Warsaw in Westmoreland county. We built a woodworking shop with a display area for Carol’s art and furniture pieces. I build custom furniture and counter tops, tables and natural edge mantles. If you are looking for unique furniture or art, come and see us!


Robert Brown



553 Oldhams RD
Warsaw, VA 22572

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