This is #ShoutOut Week! Today we want to take a moment and give a huge shout out to creator of our cutting board, flight boxes, and tap handles...the one and only Forged of Wood and Stone! Thanks for making us look good! @ Galesburg, IllinoisKnox County Brewing Co: Concrete Countertops, Custom Furniture, Decor
I wanted a room in my basement made into a 1940s era small town railroad depot. Ty made it happen and you can see the very satisfying results are just like stepping into a time machine! Now if only that late train would finally get here...Dale R.: Custom Furniture
Hey Woodworkers and anybody out there needing a Woodworker, I just had the opportunity to have some woodworking done in Ty Putnam’s shop that I wasn’t able to handle in my shop. The name of his business is Forged In Wood. His shop and equipment makes me jealous. I would highly recommend his services after watching him in action and seeing some of his finished projects. Great guy and great family. Doc EDoc E: Wide belt sanding customer
When Sarah and I purchased our home, we didn't just want a contractor; we wanted a craftsman to bring the bones of this house back to life. According to Matthew Crawford, "Craftsmanship means dwelling on a task for a long time and going deeply into it, because you want to get it right." Going deeply into it; that's a way that takes time and costs us. Shortly after moving in, we received a recommendation to hire Ty Putnam, owner of Forged of Wood, to do the work we needed. After working with him for a year, Ty is undoubtedly one of the best craftsmen I've had the opportunity to befriend and work alongside. Ty doesn't just build, he seems to have a relationship with the materials he uses. He has a sole connection to them and can hear what it wants to become; to quote Crawford again, he "goes deep into it." Like a good craftsman, Ty does more than listen to his client's words, he hears beyond the limitations of his client's ability to articulate his desires and finds the heart of what we want. He listens to the material, and he brings his own voice and vision to the process. Then as a good craftsman does, he brings to life something beyond what you imagined. As the recipient, you stand speechless, because you know the piece he crafted is better than the picture you painted.Matthew Hansen: Furniture, concrete countertop customer.