"Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer."
-Simone Weil
"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful."
-Oscar Wilde
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
-R Buckminster Fuller
"One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things."
-Henry Miller
"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
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-Goethe
"I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace."
-Gaston Bachelard
"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down."
-Kurt Vonnegut
"The future is already here––it's just not evenly distributed"
-William Gibson
"Happiness is not about more––it's about less"
-Anthony Douglas Williams
"We've multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life."
-George Carlin
"We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness."
-Tom Waits
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
-Edgar Degas
"In most large houses, the table furniture, the
cooking materials and utensils, the sink, and the eating-room, are at such distances apart, that half the time and strength is employed in walking back and forth to collect and return the articles used. "
-Catharine Beecher
"Une maison est une machine-à-habiter."
-Le Corbusier

Hours and Availability

We are generally available between 9am and 5pm each weekday and you’ll usually find someone at our shop during those hours. Occasionally, the whole crew is on a job site, performing a delivery or assessing a project. Thanks for your understanding.

Get in touch using the contact form below

Our Team

Zane Fischer

CEO

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What’s most compelling to you in a living space? (120 characters–a couple sentences)
That balance between what’s contained and what escapes. The negative space inside, below, and between what’s built and the way a space either invites or erases what’s in the larger world beyond.

Which tool do you have an affinity with?
A hammer with a nicely worn handle and a patina of earnest use.

Best jobsite lunch is?
Leaving the jobsite to eat with intention and refocus on the day. Also, tacos.

When you lock on your earphones and focus, you’re listening to?
I always forget my earphones.


Katherine Lee

Shop Manager

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What’s most compelling to you in a living space? (120 characters–a couple sentences)
See the Italian Room (Seattle Art Museum)

Which tool do you have an affinity with?
Hands–proto to all other tools

Best jobsite lunch is?
Nap

When you lock on your earphones and focus, you’re listening to?
Fiction


Kent Riggs

Community Manager

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What’s most compelling to you in a living space? (120 characters–a couple sentences)
Convenience, reliability and a warm aesthetic wrapped into an open yet functional dwelling. A blend of technology married to old world thinking in a structure that will last indefinitely.

Which tool do you have an affinity with?
The one Maynard James Keenan fronts.

Best jobsite lunch is?
Charcuterie. Idiazibal and Camembert, Iberian ham, figs, bartlett pears, and a delightfully crisp rosemary cracker.

When you lock on your earphones and focus, you’re listening to?
The gritty blend of southern pickin’ meets prog rock when Baroness plays.


Garret Schooley

Assembly Technician

What’s most compelling to you in a living space? (120 characters–a couple sentences)
Natural materials, functional spaces, and a good place to wander out the back door.

Which tool do you have an affinity with?
Belt sander

Best jobsite lunch is?
A breakfast burrito that’s been soaking in its own juices since that morning.

When you lock on your earphones and focus, you’re listening to?
Probably my own thoughts.


Andrew Kastner

Assembly Technician

What’s most compelling to you in a living space?
The views out of and sightlines throughout a space.

Which tool do you have an affinity with?
My Leatherman.

Best jobsite lunch is?
A grinder from Mucho.

When you lock on your earphones and focus, you’re listening to?
Either hip-hop, jazz or a podcast.


Jocelyn Manning

Project Coordinator

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What’s most compelling to you in a living space?
A living space needs to have light. Not fake, way-too-bright light, but natural light. I also believe a living space should have color–when the sun sets through the windows, everything should be sort of magical.

Which tool do you have an affinity with?
I’m a big fan of screwdrivers, actually. I think there’s something simple, yet elegant about them.
Best jobsite lunch is?
Any sort of leftovers.

When you lock on your earphones and focus, you’re listening to?
Something I can dance to.