Jesse Sawyer was raised with a love ofnature and a passion for the arts. As an aspiring cartoonist and illustrator, imagination ran wild with a sketchbook always near by. A childhood in the Washington D.C. area exposed him to numerous cultures and incredible collections of art, history and nature. School in Florida solidified his love of film and fascination with the written word, and opened the doors for explorations of three dimensional forms. A life in Colorado after school deepened his love of the great outdoors and the need for adventure. Jesse moved to Asheville, NC with the hope of immersing himself into the arts and in 2015 enrolled in Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program for woodworking.
Sawyer Woodworks specializes in hand-made furniture, built-in units, countertops, cutting boards, serving ware, and decorative items and offers limited delivery, minor repairs, and custom designs. Products are designed in-house and handcrafted with care and precision, incorporating traditional joinery with simple, clean lines to make custom furniture that compliments and elevates any space. Items ranging from a sleek and durable wooden serving tray, to heirloom quality dining tables and chairs, are handcrafted in a small shop located in Western North Carolina. A production line of everything from end grain cutting blocks for the kitchen to essential coffee tables for the living room is available for those searching for that certain ‘look’. In addition, Sawyer Woodworks is happy to work with customers closely in order to make an existing style fit their current need even more closely whenever possible. A well designed coffee table with a clean timeless design, a dresser with sturdy and smooth sliding drawers accented with handcrafted pulls and delicate carved details, a bold statement recliner strung with Danish cord in the corner of the living room-all providing style and comfort to a home. From a small bedside cabinet to a full built-in shelving unit, each design transforms a space in its own way and is brought to fruition with a great attention to detail.