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Liz Smith Yeats

Rotary District 6400
District Governor 2014-15
Rotary Club of Detroit
President 2006-07

Liz Smith Yeats

We selected The End Grain Woodworking Co to provide [these frames as] gifts for honored guests at an event. We wanted them to have something beautiful and a little piece of our hometown to take with them. Goals achieved. Thank you for the care and attention you gave to creating our frames.

Shawn Spillane

Kewadin, MI

Shawn Spillane

We were introduced to your work through artist, Karen Snow, and Interior Designer, Shirley Maddalena. With a new Torch Lake cottage and a design look identified as rustic contemporary, we were excited to work with Chris and Sam on end tables, and a coffee table, to complete the look (of our new Torch Lake Cottage. My wife and I were both born in Detroit and being able to support a company that is re-purposing the wood from different structures in Detroit was quite fun. Although you have a concept of the design, you really don't know what the end product will look like until you see it completed. Each piece of wood comes with its one unique markings, and when combined for your furniture piece, it becomes a piece of art. I highly recommend supporting this great company for a unique piece of Detroit furniture art

Katie Connell

Macomb, MI

Katie Connell

I had been looking in stores for a bed made from reclaimed wood but was unhappy with the quality I was finding that came with a high price tag. I opened my Sunday paper and there was an article about The End Grain Woodworking Co. It gave the company's history and some pictures of their work, one of them being a bed. I called immediately!!!

I discussed over the phone with Chris and Sam what I wanted. I sent them some pictures of beds I liked. We met in person to seal the deal. After meeting Chris and Sam and seeing some of their work in their shop I felt completely confident they would make the bed I had been wanting. I gave them creative control and waited for them to let me know when the bed was done.

The day they delivered my bed was so exciting. It was the first time I was seeing the finished product. I could not have been happier. Chris and Sam made me the bed I had been dreaming of. The quality and workmanship is nothing I could have found in a store. I loved that they used wood from a car factory in Detroit giving my bed history. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris and Sam, they definitely take pride in their work. I am already trying to come up with their next project for me.

Drew & Ale McCarreon

Detroit, MI

Drew & Ale McCarreon

Sustainability and thoughtful reuse are extremely important principles to us, so when we were getting married last year and deciding how to reconcile this responsibility with an expectation for our Italian wedding bomboniere (gifts given from the bride and groom to their guests), we gravitated to The End Grain to supply us with small picture frames made from reclaimed wood which we filled with color-rich images of the Fisher Building's interior as a nod to the beautiful city we call home. Sam and Chris did an excellent job delivering our order on time and within budget. The quality of the frames was excellent, as they survived two trans-Atlantic flights in checked baggage without a single casualty. They worked with us on several colors and styles, accommodated our request for special frames for immediate family and the more common smaller frames for the majority of guests, and even developed a challenging keyslot cut for hanging the frames despite the small frame size. They were there with us every step of the way and helped us create a special gift that did not fall short of our expectations and desires for something that represented who we are in a tactile form that was shareable with our friends and loved ones.

Michael Johnson

Farmington Hills, MI

Michael Johnson

The item is fantastic. Great communication for color specifications and questions I had about the mat (yes-acid-free). Could not be more happy with this frame! Thanks guys!

Sarah Fontana

Sales Manager
Michigan Box Company

Sarah Fontana

We were looking to make an improvement in our showroom here at Michigan Box Co.
I really wanted to make the space stand out...be professional and cool at the same time.
We have hundreds of existing clients, potential clients and vendors come through this space.
I had an idea on my mind of what I wanted everything to look like. And The End Grain really came through with making my vision and reality. I am beyond excited and thrilled with the job they did. Its beyond my expectations and their hard work from start to finish was so refreshing.

Jacqueline Leible

Plymouth, MI

Jacqueline Leible

I bought 3 Votive Holders to give away at my sister's bridal shower. We are doing a Detroit/D.C. themed shower. So happy these are our "Detroit " gifts. They are beautiful and unique.

Beatrice Tepel

Tepel Brothers Printing
Troy, MI

Beatrice Tepel

This year I embarked on a project to create a new cafeteria and lounge at my family’s printing company in Troy, treating our employees and clients to homemade meals by our full time chef and a fully stocked mini mart with a self-service kiosk. As overwhelming as design process seemed, I knew that I wanted an overall feel of a rustic, comfortable and cozy atmosphere. Through a referral, I had the pleasure of meeting Sam at End Grain, one of the most friendly and talented people I encountered throughout the project. Sam and his team made unique tables and booths that were stained with a dark shade of brown, perfectly complimenting our neutral palette and overall theme. The biggest showstopper of our café is the large conference table created completely from reclaimed wood of a past supermarket with custom built legs to hide the messy cords and unsightly electrical equipment. The history behind the materials and the company that revives the otherwise considered “garbage” is an instant conversation starter, impressing our visitors from all over the Midwest. Even more than I love supporting our comeback city, I love supporting the blossoming Detroit businesses, especially End Grain.

After my positive experience at work, I also asked Sam to create some custom pieces for my new home. He took all my expectations and exceeded them, delivering on every need and adding unique touches that make my new furniture unlike anything from a store. My dining room table was created with a hand welded piece of iron to create a giant X in middle for support and aesthetic appeal, finished with a dark, reclaimed top perfect for formal family dinners. My fiancé, Eli, finally got his dream desk for his office, a light colored top with a shelf along the bottom for extra storage. Even though I cannot pick a favorite, I am infatuated with my barn door covering my closet; a Z shape was made over the door with knotted wood that gives my space the special twist I had hoped for. I have truly enjoyed working with the whole End Grain team and look forward to using them again in the future.

Erin Wajca

Detroit, MI

Erin Wajca

Ordered this as a housewarming gift for a friend, and she loved it. Great buy, awesome idea!