Inspired by the Past.
Dedicated to the Craft.
A small batch furniture design and production studio in Bend, OR.Shop Now
My house is a great space. I’ve thought about much of the greater, macro details (windows, doors, flooring). Its a new house. But oddly the Fernweh pieces gave the space a detail that only age can create. Justin’s work has a bold yet organic feel to his pieces. Upon placement in my Farmhaus it augmented the space making everything timeless, rich, relevant, engaging; allowing me to exhibit the real love for my house. Even though you instantly want to touch the elegant, high movement pieces, it is so comforting just to peer at it all from the sofa.
President, EQ Office
Laying out this room was tricky because we didn’t want huge chunky chairs in front of the stairs to the dining room, both visually and physically. So having these chairs [The Sling Chair] that are light and don’t stop your eye was our solution... I’ll go ahead and refer to them as the world’s most beautiful chairs. They are unbelievably beautiful and true works of art. The walnut and black leather perfectly balanced out that sofa. They add this sculptural element in the room that makes it impossibly cool.
INTERIOR DESIGN BLOG
We started with an empty space, and were struggling with what to do with it. We found Justin’s website, and fell in love with his work. The new pieces that now decorate our office are stunning - even better than we imagined. The craftsmanship is incredible and it catches your eye the moment you walk in the room. The furniture absolutely makes the space. It’s gorgeous. Working with Justin and his team was awesome. They were responsive, engaging and extremely professional - we
had so much fun working on the project with them. We worked with several vendors on our space, and Fernweh Woodworking was hands down the best.
How It Works
Our team will produce your furniture items from raw material to final finish. It takes 12-14 weeks to complete your new furniture to order.
Select your furniture + finishes.
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We handcraft your new furniture and deliver it to you.
This is Justin Nelson, founder and lead designer at Fernweh Woodworking.
In 2015 I decided to take a leap into the world of design and found my way there through the craft of woodworking.
Now we are a small team of woodworkers producing about 12 furniture designs from raw materials to final finish.
We are excited to work with you.Learn More
Tell me about your sustainability practices
Glad you asked! Click here to learn about our re-use and sustainability practices.
Do you have any furniture in stock and ready to ship?
Yes! Check out our "Ready-To-Ship" collection here.
When can I expect to receive my order?
Since all our furniture is handcrafted to order, please allow 12-14 weeks for production, and an additional week or two for delivery. Contact us if you need expedited production for a fee, which depends on how busy we are and how quickly you need your product.
how does shipping work?
For smaller items (Tripod Table, Oxbend Chair, and Oxbend Stool) we are usually able to parcel ship, via UPS. You’ll be able to track them via your order confirmation, and standard transit time is 3-5 business days. For larger items (everything not listed above) our standard shipping is via private van delivery. We cultivate a network of independant white glove shippers who ensure the best care while transporting our pieces of furniture to your home. If you need additional services, please contact us.
do you work with interior designers?
We love working with interior designers, and we do it all the time! Please fill out our Interior Designer Form for a complimentary [physical] catalog + swatch kit, and send Justin an e-mail if there are any particular tear sheets or 3d models that you need. He would love to talk with you about how we can work with you on your project!.
I need my order faster than 12 weeks. Is it possible to expedite my order?
It is possible! We offer expedited production for a fee, depending on how busy we are. Please send us an e-mail with the details of what you’d like to order, and how soon you need it
who designed your furniture?
All of our furniture is completely original, and designed in-house by the founder of Fernweh Woodworking, Justin Nelson. Fernweh Woodworking launched its first furniture line item in 2017; The Tripod Table. It was the first exploration into the seamless joinery that is now signature in all new furniture items. Next came the award-winning Sling Chair. In early 2020 Justin designed and launched the Oxbend Collection. Fernweh Woodworking is growing into a small-batch furniture studio with the goal of remaining organic and handmade through the whole process.
where is your furniture made?
We make all our furniture from start to finish in-house, at our small production wood shop & leather studio in Bend, OR.
Is it possible to meet Justin and his team? Or come see his studio?
We would love to meet you and show off our space. Send us a message or schedule a visit! By appointment only.
Do you have showrooms where I can see your furniture?
My home is styled with mid-century modern, Scandidivian, or Danish furniture. Will your furniture fit well with this aesthetic? Who are your influences?
Our design aesthetic has been most often described as “Danish” mingled with “Mid-Century Modern” yet my goal is that each piece is original and stands in a category of its own. Over the years, I’ve looked up to and admired the work of many designers. Sam Maloof’s work is what got me passionate about furniture design. At the time, I just had no idea that what he was doing was even possible! I didn’t have any background in art or design or sculpture. I got inspired by him when I read his book, and I just really admire his legacy and work ethic. After that I did a deeper dive into the great Danish designers. My favorite furniture book is Just One Good Chair about Wegner’s designs. He was such an incredibly diverse designer. Everything he did was beautiful, and I admire how he partnered with manufacturers to make his designs accessible without sacrificing quality. Although he didn’t produce the pieces himself, he had a deep understanding of the technical aspects needed for production. With Finn Juhl, I love how you can just see his passion for design come out. He had such playful, lavish curves and details in his furniture while avoiding any sort of overdone gaudiness.
Are you willing to work with custom materials, like a different species of wood or customer leathers? Do you have any vegan alternatives for your leather pieces?
We want our furniture to fit into your space seamlessly, therefore we are more than happy to work with custom wood species or materials. In most cases, customization fees will apply, and we will work with you to ensure that your materials will hold up to our rigorous standards. Due to the request of a vegan client, we began working with felt wool for our sling chair awhile back. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss!
Is there any maintenance required to keep the wood looking fresh? What type of finish do you use on the wood?
We use a natural, VOC-free hardwax oil on all our furniture. It is extremely durable, and user-friendly. There are two products I would recommend for maintenance, although only on an “as-needed” basis. First: soap. We sell concentrated soap specifically designed for use with our finished furniture, and it really is amazing. Just mix it into a squirt bottle with water and clean as needed. If, after a few years, you feel like you would like to refresh your furniture to make it have that new sheen again, I recommend this maintenance oil. Just wipe it on, and gently buff it off. It will dry within a few hours, leaving your furniture looking brand new!