Neighbors Serving Neighbors: James + James
By Andrew LeVoir, Marketing Assistant
If you’ve ever taken a class in our new Co-op Community Room, you’ve most likely noticed the beautiful wooden tables we had custom built for us by James+James, a local furniture design company located in Springdale, AR. We are lucky and thrilled to have such attractive, well-built tables crafted by one of the most successful manufacturing startup companies in Arkansas.
The story of how James+James began is as humble as the farmhouse-inspired furniture itself. In 2011, while unemployed and job hunting, James Smith noticed there was a large void in the furniture industry for affordable, high quality, real-wood furniture. He then decided to buy a $40 skill saw, some stain and some lumber, and set off to build a coffee table in his garage. Although that first table didn’t sell for almost a month, it wasn’t soon after that the orders started flowing in for dining tables, benches, nightstands, and more. It quickly became clear that people wanted solid, attractive, real-wood furniture at an affordable price. James quickly partnered with his old college friend James Eldridge and James+James was born.
James+James offers a wide variety of exquisite furniture including tables, sliding doors, bed frames, bookshelves, nightstands, and more. They also offer a great selection of home goods including lighting, decor, and rugs. A wide variety of finish and staining options is available for the furniture to suit your needs and preferences. They can create anything you need to make your house the talk of the town.
Today, James+James is one of the fastest growing furniture companies in the country, with their products found in nearly every state from coast to coast. They have even received orders all the way from Canada and Bermuda! They build by hand in Northwest Arkansas from real, solid wood, and every James+James custom-built item is branded with their trademark. You can check them out at www.carpenterjames.com, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to see our beautiful new tables, sign up at the front desk for one of our many free classes held in the Co-op Community Room!
James+James started participating in our Neighbors Serving Neighbors program last year. They offer ONF owners 10% off lighting, décor, and rugs (excluding previously discounted items). Stop by their retail store at 4217 South Thompson Street in Springdale to see their incredible selection of handmade custom furniture and home goods. You won’t regret it!