Saving Our Stories: Men Crushing It Monday
In this new series, I share with you men who are following their dreams and finding ways to positively impact their community. I interviewed the owner of Dunnswood, a local San Antonio furniture artist who worked on a custom bookcase for my home.
1) What is your name or nickname that you go by?
I've had so many nicknames now it's just Rufus or Dunnswood
2) Why did you create your company?
I was introduced to repurposing shipping pallets. I start creating as a way to cope with depression. I went through a bad breakup, hated my job rock bottom I thought. It really evolved from there.
3) What kind of experience can a new customer expect when buying from you?
They can expect my very best. They can expect something that no one in the world has. They can expect fairness in the way they are treated and fairness in cost.
4) Since my platform is about finding ways to save the environment, how does your company help create sustainable solutions?
I use reclaimed wood 100% of the time. When I started working 7 years ago, I realized how many trees are just sitting there. Pallets are everywhere and the majority of them are tossed in a fire, which can't be good. I try to bring a second life to it.
5) What kind of products and services do you provide? Bookcases, shelves, tables?
Dunnswood takes requests. From the start, I offer what you envision. I offer " Something Like That" I offer " I want this but with that on it" . Bookcases, coffee tables, dining room tables are always popular. Art work, decor you name it.
6) What is your favorite product to build and why?
It's a tie between bookshelf and dining room tables. Bookcases because it's functional and they make a statement dining room tables because you all can sit together with your family and make memories.
7) How can people buy from you?
You an email, dm, voicemail I'm very easy to contact.
8) What are your social media platforms that people can follow your journey?
I'm on all social media @dunnswood and visit my website www.dunnswood.me
9) What do you want your customers to take away from your product or service?
You won't find anything like this. There is a lot of soul in my furniture. And it's made to last hopefully passed down.
My husband and I were in need of a bookcase. We saw Rufus' work on Instagram and DM'ed him. We loved the details and the fact that it was made of reclaimed wood.
Follow @dunnswood or www.dunnswood.me to learn more about Rufus' products.
(Note: This is not a sponsored post. The bookcase was purchased with my own funds. All opinions are that of the owner. Any purchases made are between Dunnswood and the buyer. No commission is made from highlighting this business on my blog).