Courtesy of Newberry Furniture
By Briana Altergott
Newberry furniture makes more than the name suggests.
Along with tables, chairs, and Adirondack furniture, husband and wife team Julie and Bill Newberry create and sell pizza paddles, cutting boards, beer tasting caddies, sushi boards, and other unique products.
Customers can choose from a variety of items for sale on Etsy and can even place specialty orders.
“We have a custom-driven business,” Julie says. “Customers often have something in mind, but they can’t find it, and they want something special.”
The Newberrys prefer to use reclaimed lumber, especially cypress, and will seize any opportunity they can to work with wood from old barns, pickle barrels, and other unusual sources.
As avid foodies, Bill and Julie also enjoy making products for the kitchen. “We work with restaurants and breweries a lot,” Julie says. “We often go into a place for dinner and walk out with an order.”
For those looking for something bigger, the couple uses their talents to build homes that are sustainable and environmentally friendly, just like the rest of Newberry Furniture’s smaller products.