Click on the STORE tab to see what pieces are currently available. Even if an item is sold, get in touch with us and let us know that is the "look" you like. We have over 20 logs in inventory -- with more to come before winter -- ready to finish. Look at the photos to the right and if you see anything, let us know and we'll get working on it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order.
How to I pay?
We accept check or cash right now. We've invested in equipment and supplies and we're keeping costs down and don't want to pay service fees. I think you understand.
Look through the store, unfortunately the online ordering system is not what we use now. So....send an email with your requests, we'll send you a Quickbooks invoice and you can do a free bank transfer, send us a check or stop by! We do charge 7.5% sales tax now.
Is the website current?
Yes, we have a "store," but please email with the piece you are interested in. We will update the website regularly.
Do you ship?
We can...although it will be around $50 to ship. We will make local deliveries. Or, buy a ticket on Southwest with two free bags, we'll pick out logs 50 pounds or less and you can take them home. We'll even buy Chicago pizza for you.
Can I come by and look at what you have?
Yes! We are located in Naperville, Illinois and happy to have you. If you are long distance, we can Facetime you and give you a tour.
How did you come up with those weird names?
The CFO/Marketing Director/Mom had a glass of wine and just started naming while Lou measured each log.
How do you come up with the prices?
Some logs traveled to Illinois via U-Haul trailer by a driver who had to go 60 mph through NEBRASKA and watch semi-trucks fly by. She also drove the 1000 miles and did not once have to put the car in reverse until pulling into the driveway. That's called planning. Seriously though...each log is different. Some require more time and materials. De-barking is a lot of work but totally worth it to see the stories that are behind the layers of bark (like worm lines and bugs that we get rid of and let dry out). These are hand made and not manufactured. Lou's volunteer employees (parents) are not paid and want to support this business so he can support them someday. Not really. But really, these logs help support a disability owned business. You will pay double or triple by going to several un-named well known furniture and accessory stores located in a city near you or online.
Does Lou really do all the work?
He has help in the form of job coaches (parents and two paid job coaches). He has a short attention span when working with said parents and a different taste of music to be played in the "workshop" (garage). Lou touches each and every one of the logs. He loves grinding the top of them and in one or more of the logs, an over-aggressive job has made the piece what it is -- unique. He loves the painting part and working the electric sander. His mom paints the (school spirit) logos under his direction and color and logo choices. He often goes missing when it's time to clean brushes. An executive decision was made by the CFO to use water based stains and clear coats to make clean up easier.