"Custom Hardwood Furniture: Handcrafted with Integrity by a one-woman owned and operated business"
I've been creating things for as long as I can remember. As a child, I wasn't allowed much access to media, so I was encouraged to entertain myself with creativity. My granddaddy was a furniture maker and welcomed me into his space as a young child. I even joined an "old man's" wood carving club as a third-grader, just so I could spend more time with him-
Little did I know, the wood world would become my world. When I was 15, my granddaddy died and left his shop to me. I had no plans for it, but knew that I wanted to attend art school because of my love for design, painting, 3-D work, and photography. I delved into the Craft world at VCU where I earned a BFA in Crafts and Material Studies and concentrated in furniture design and woodworking. I graduated and went to work for a traditional furniture genius in Richmond. After living in a world where I constructed someone else's ideas, I felt a deep need for a life where I could design, build, and make my own work, while being in direct relationship with my customers.
So I created Sallie Plumley Studio.
I now design and build timeless, custom pieces for clients who want their living or work spaces to convey their personal tastes. Each piece is made with locally sourced and naturally dried wood and is finished with oils that bring out the natural tones of the material. I often incorporate knots and sapwood where appropriate as a testament to the tree's life and its natural beauty. With every piece I make, I pay special attention to detail and provide the quality that allows my customers to pass their pieces on from generation to generation.