Our Story

 
 
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FURNITURE THAT TELLS A STORY...

BASED IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, ON THE CONVERGENCE OF THE SALUDA, BROAD AND CONGAREE RIVERS, BRICKER & BEAM IS A FURNITURE SHOP SPECIALIZING IN MARRYING MODERN, CLEAN-LINED DESIGN WITH HEIRLOOM-QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP.

FOUNDED BY OWNER AND LEAD DESIGNER, JOSH COX, BRICKER & BEAM FOCUSES ON CREATING SIGNATURE PIECES OF FURNITURE FOR CLIENTS ALL ACROSS THE US AND CANADA. WHETHER IT'S A COMMERCIAL CONFERENCE TABLE, NEW RESTAURANT TABLES, OR A FAMILY DINING TABLE, JOSH AND HIS TEAM ENJOY WORKING WITH EACH CLIENT TO CREATE UNIQUE HANDMADE FURNITURE THAT WILL ELEVATE THEIR SPACE.

EACH PIECE IS MADE TO ORDER IN THE COMPANY’S SHOP, PROVIDING THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK CLOSELY WITH EVERY CLIENT TOWARD A TAILORED FURNITURE SOLUTION FOR THEIR SPECIFIC NEEDS. WITH AN AFFINITY FOR GREAT DESIGN AND ONE OF A KIND ARCHITECTURE, BRICKER & BEAM WORKS WITH A VARIETY OF MATERIALS TO ENSURE EACH PIECE CAPTURES AN APPROPRIATE LOOK AND FEEL FOR ITS NEW HOME.


 

A family tradition

BRICKER & BEAM IS NAMED IN HONOR OF MY GRANDFATHER, JIM KOLLAR, WHO FIRST INTRODUCED ME TO WOODWORKING WHEN I WAS A BOY. WE’D SPEND SUMMERS ON HIS FARM IN SALEM, OHIO, FELLING TREES, DRIVING TRACTORS, AND CHOPPING FIREWOOD FOR THE POT-BELLY STOVE - EVERYTHING OF WHICH A LITTLE BOY DREAMS. WE’D MAKE PICTURE FRAMES FROM DISCARDED BARN WOOD, OR WOODEN BOATS FOR MY ARMY MEN TO FLOAT DOWN THE STREAM, AND THERE WAS ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE TO BE HAD.

WHEN I WAS EIGHT, MY GRANDFATHER HIRED A TEAM OF AMISH SAWYERS TO REMOVE A FEW HARDWOOD TREES FROM HIS PROPERTY. THEY CAME WITH THEIR HATS AND BEARDS, AND BROUGHT HORSES TO PULL THE FELLED TREES FROM THE WOODS. AS WE WATCHED THEM WORK, MY GRANDFATHER EXPLAINED THAT ALL THE TREES THEY CUT WOULD BE LATER MILLED INTO LUMBER FOR FURNITURE - A CONCEPT THAT I HADN’T CONSIDERED TO THAT POINT. I REMEMBER IT BEING THE FIRST TIME I REALIZED THAT A TREE COULD BE TURNED INTO A TABLE, AND I WAS HOOKED.

IN THE YEARS SINCE THEN I’VE CONTINUED TO LEARN, EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DIFFERENT MATERIALS AND THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH TO SHAPE AND COMBINE THEM. ALTHOUGH WE NOW OFFER MUCH MORE THAN THE RUSTIC PICTURE FRAMES AND WOODEN TOY BOATS OF MY CHILDHOOD, I’LL NEVER FORGET OR CEASE TO BE INSPIRED BY THE SPARK OF IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY FROM MY SUMMERS SPENT AT MY GRANDFATHER’S FARM, ON “BRICKER HILL” IN SALEM, OHIO.

- Josh Cox - Owner

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Our Focus

WE STRIVE TO OFFER THE BEST FURNITURE POSSIBLE - WORKING WITH SUSTAINABLY-SOURCED MATERIALS AND SUPPORTING LOCAL CRAFTSMEN. WE SPECIALIZE IN MARRYING CONTEMPORARY, CLEAN-LINED DESIGN WITH WARM WOOD TONES AND OTHER NATURAL MATERIALS, WITH AN AFFINITY FOR LIVE-EDGE SLABS. WE FOCUS PRIMARILY ON DINING TABLES, COFFEE TABLES, DESKS AND CREDENZAS, BUT ALSO OFFER COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS AND COMPLETE CUSTOM PIECES.