Spencer Smith

Iowa City, IA

ARTIST'S STATMENT

I started building furniture as a way of procrastinating from studying in college. After college began to build furniture to fill the needs of wherever I was living with whatever lumber I could find. Eventually I started making pieces that would actually look good in my house from top quality lumber. When the chance to work with experienced woodworkers with great tools, I knew that I had to give my dream a chance.

I believe designing a piece of furniture is a balance of four elements: Practicality, Appearance, Comfort and Stability. I want my furniture to fit a purpose, feel good, last for decades and look beautiful. I love to design around specific desires of my clients when I make a custom piece, because the right piece of furniture care make one person’s life easier.