Appalachian Furnishings began as a calling. Our founder, Chris Adams, worked his whole life in the heavy equipment and mining industries but felt that it was time to do something different. He has a passion for Wyoming County and the people here, and saw the struggles the area faced with addiction firsthand. He felt called to start a business where he could employ people who may be seen as unemployable by others. Chris was already handy with woodworking skills – some of his first products were essential oil displays for his wife. Our goal at Appalachian Furnishings is to create quality, sustainable, solid wood products that will last for years while providing people who have completed an addiction recovery program with job training and employment.
At times it seems we live in a world where everything is devalued – quality is sacrificed for quantity and sustainability is sacrificed for disposability and accessibility. We only use sustainably sourced wood directly from independent owner sawmills here in Wyoming County, West Virginia, where our workshop is located. When you purchase a piece from Appalachian Furnishings, you’re not just purchasing an heirloom that will be passed down from generation to generation. You’re placing value in the Appalachian region and her people.
Appalachian Furnishings partners with Workforce West Virginia and Sound Mind, Inc.