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Our Story 2018-04-12T22:11:00+00:00

Long White Beard was started in Ferndale, Michigan in 2014 by Shelby Holtzman and Dan Erickson, with a mission to make heirloom-quality furniture & one-of-a-kind pieces for residential, commercial, and interior design clients.

We began selling tables, shelves, benches, and home goods (including cutting boards, serving trays, and lamps) online, mostly through our Etsy site, and over the years Long White Beard has filled over 1500 online orders, earning over 250 5-Star reviews.

Thanks to our wonderful customers, we quickly outgrew our original basement workshop and moved to the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, a creative space filled with other amazing makers. The Russell Center gave us the space to hone our skills, allowing us to take on bigger and more challenging jobs, and we forged friendships with other Detroit makers that we enjoy to this day.

In 2016 we felt the time was right to bring our growing company back to Ferndale, and we’re excited to put our experience and awesome set of skills to work for our local Michigan customers!

Even with all we’ve accomplished so far, and with all the friends we’ve made along the way, we feel that our journey is just beginning. What can we make for you?