Society is turning toward a simpler way of life. Toward respecting our environment, our neighbors, and ourselves. Toward values of quality, of craftsmanship, and of preservation. Toward a long view that spans lifetimes and centuries, not months and years. Burghwood takes pride in crafting home furnishings that echo these same values--pieces that are practical enough to use every day and resilient enough to be passed down for generations.
Burghwood uses only solid hardwood on all aspects of its furniture. The hardwood-only construction employs traditional joinery techniques and minimal fasteners. All of our wood is rescued; no recently harvested wood is used. We use either kiln samples, which would otherwise be burnt, or dormant lumber, which has been sitting idle for many years.
Als ik kan (To the best of my ability) – Gustav Stickley
We create craftsman style furniture (e.g. Stickley, Green & Green, and Mission), often with a contemporary spin. Each piece of hardwood is handpicked for its beauty, as determined by its grain, mineral deposits, and shade variation. On average, each piece takes 60 hours to complete and is unique in construction and appearance.
Burghwood, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the workshop of Keith Loughrey with the occasional assist from his wife Nancy Murray. All works are one of a kind.