Hello, my name is Brian and I am the creator of "Old Tree".
I moved from the warm waters of South Florida to the cold mountains of North Idaho when I was just ten years old. From sandals and shorts to flannel and jeans, I adapted well. I found my passion for creating with my hands at a young age. It was Idaho’s long cold winters that locked me indoors with nothing to do but play with my dads tools, while learning my way around the shop.
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In 2008 I graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelors degree in Forest Products. Entering the real world is not an easy thing for anyone, including myself. After moving back to my hometown and working a few different jobs, I quickly learned that serving as an employee was not for me. So, I began brainstorming business ideas. I knew it had to be focused around working with my hands and using creativity. In 2013, Old Tree was born. My first product was a wooden, rocking style, pizza cutter. You can still find these cool little kitchen gadgets for sale on our “Store” page. About six months later, my wife and I teamed up, selling them at local markets. Naturally we began to grow, which then led to the online world of Etsy and this website you are exploring now.
Making wood kitchen utensils was a great introduction to starting a business, but there wasn’t enough room for creative expansion. We began thinking larger, which then led us to the idea of making furniture. This is something I had been wanting to pursue since I was a kid and we thought, there is never a better time than now. Our business took a small turn, while still remaining within the home products category. Today, our product line offers three different styles of barstools, and we also design and build custom furniture of all kinds. We mostly work with two mediums, wood and metal, however we are always trying new ideas and exploring new mediums. Now, customers from around the world find us here on oldtreeshop.com and on our Etsy store.
Mixing furniture design with our handcrafted skills has become our new found passion. We hope to continually create fresh, new, affordable designs to help add comfort, character, and good conversation to your home.