Sabbath-Day Woods

“Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Steeped in tradition and the Appalachian Mountains, our small, family-owned woodworking business represents everything I consider sacred: family, forests, mountains, animals, community, and the delicate ecological infrastructure holding it all together. We are second and third-generation woodworkers located in Asheville, North Carolina.

I learned the art of woodworking form my dad and have since taught my two sons. So many of life’s lessons can be explained through the process of woodworking; from tapping into the individual energy of a raw piece of wood, sharing my heart and soul as I cut and shape it into something useful and beautiful, and knowing I’ve participated in creating something that will spend generations serving someone else. It’s definitely a spiritual metaphor for my life and that of my family.

Everything at Sabbath-Day Woods is designed and made by our team. We’ve recently added kitchen linens and stoneware to our collection, and these are handcrafted by other artisan friends of ours. We live and work in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and source our materials, right down to the clock works, in the United States. 

Welcome to Sabbath-Day Woods, I’m Desmond Suarez.