Quaker Heritage Furnishings, Robert Brown



Robert S. Brown, woodworker, sawmill operator

Hours:

call ahead, by appointment

Member of Trail Networks:

Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875

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

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!



Contact:

Robert Brown

Phone:
405-426-9060

Email:
rsbcjb@aol.com

Address:
553 Oldhams RD
Warsaw, VA 22572


Sponsors

Virginia is for Lovers
Take Home A Piece of Virginia
Virginia Commission for The Arts

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