Meet Sean, the creator behind Susquehanna Woods. As an artist and experienced woodworker, Sean brings together his creative perspective to his expertise in building to construct furniture and decor that is both unique and high-quality. In order to truly understand the work being put into his exceptional projects, let’s take a moment to understand the maker himself.
Q: How long have you been woodworking?
A: I’ve been hand-crafting furniture for over twenty years now. I feel that making something by hand gives each piece so much more character and durability. Nothing is better than making a customer’s vision a reality.
Q: When did you launch Susquehanna Woods?
A: I first launched Susquehanna Woods in 2019. Over the years, I’ve been able to experiment a lot with resin colors, types of wood, and even types of furniture. Most of my work tends to be more natural. You can definitely see that with some of my live-edge tables.
Q: What inspires your work?
A: Susquehanna Woods is my creative outlet. I get to work with my hands. There is definitely a sense of pride that comes from designing and crafting a major piece from start to finish. Of course, my greatest motivation is the appreciation of my customers. They definitely understand the value of well-made furniture with heart. It’s important to me to deliver unique and durable pieces they can pass on for generations.
Q: How would you describe the style of Susquehanna Woods?
A: The overall style of my pieces is unique custom pieces. While I enjoy being creative and sort of allowing the piece to take shape according to the unique features in the wood, I also enjoy the challenge of fulfilling the customer’s concept. The collaboration allows for some really neat ideas. If I have complete control on a project, I like to accentuate the unique details of the materials. Natural materials have so much character already so I don’t always eliminate the defects. Working with these flaws results in a truly unique piece of art. You just don’t get that with mass-produced furniture from a factory.
Q: What motivates you to continue doing this work?
A: Again, people’s appreciation for my efforts and the finished products keeps me going. Every piece has a story. What’s the point of a good story if no one cares to hear it? Other than that, it’s a creative outlet for me. I never get bored because everything I do is a little different. I enjoy the whole process.
Q: What is the most rewarding aspect of your work?
A: The most rewarding aspect is positive feedback from a client. Nothing is better than delivering a piece and hearing back how pleased they are with the look and the quality. Knowing that piece is appreciated makes all the effort worthwhile.
Q: What makes Susquehanna Woods so special?
A: My work is whatever you make it. I know what I’m putting into it: hours of care and honest work. Your creativity is the limit when it comes to design. I’m just here to make your vision take shape. Some people just want to fill their space with cheap pieces of plastic and hope they last a year. I’m looking for those people who want something a little more meaningful.