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Our Mission

To advance the art of furni­ture making by inspir­ing creativ­ity, promot­ing excel­lence, and foster­ing an under­stand­ing of this art and its place in society. 

Our vision is to culti­vate a diverse commu­nity and conver­sa­tion around furni­ture in all its forms.

July 8 – 142024

Featured Member: Paul Tanaka

Paul Tanaka is a self-taught designer-maker working and living in Ames, Iowa. During his 32-year career as legal advisor to higher educa­tional insti­tu­tions, he designed and made furni­ture in his meager spare time. Upon retire­ment in 2016 he planned and built a shop.


Become a Member

With access to members-only sections of our website, discounts on work­shops, members-only events and much more, becom­ing a member is both a strate­gic and finan­cial value. Follow the link below about the bene­fits of each type of member­ship and why you should join.