"Design is like a gift that celebrates the relationship between two people." -Marcel Wanders

About Us

Our passion is creating bespoke, heirloom quality furniture and home decor using traditional woodworking techniques and responsibly harvested fine hardwoods. We take pride in our craftsmanship, original aesthetic and functionality. 

We enjoy creating custom pieces of all types and styles for the home or office. From wood species to custom measurements and everything between, we are happy to design and create a piece truly built for you. Please let us know if you are interested in a custom piece. We are happy to ship or travel to suit your needs.

Our design inspirations come from a combination of Danish and Japanese influences, mixed with a touch of American mid-century modernism to create a transitional style all our own. We aim to honor timeless design with superior craftsmanship by creating beautiful furniture from the best that nature has to offer. Joseph's obsession with function and outstanding quality is a wonderful complement to Katie's contemporary aesthetic and postmodern inspirations. We work out of our studio in Orangeburg, SC among the woods that inspire our work.

Joseph Thompson began woodworking in 2003 upon attending the Silva Bay Shipyard School on Gabriola Island in British Columbia. He then went on to study fine furniture building at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. After completing his studies, he returned to his hometown of Orangeburg, SC and founded Joseph Thompson Woodworks. He has since attended workshops with the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Katie Thompson grew up around her father's woodworking hobby, which helped create her strong passion for the arts at a young age. She graduated from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC in 2009 with a B.A. in Communications. During her time in Charleston, she interned with the City of Charleston's Office of Cultural Affairs and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and also with Redux Contemporary Arts Center. She later went on to serve as the Assistant Manager for the nationally acclaimed Charleston Farmers Market. She also draws from her experiences in journalism, marketing and agriculture. She first joined Joseph in the studio in 2010 and then later as his wife in 2011.

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