How it all started.
I started this concept in 2013 when I created my first piece of furniture that I needed to ship out of state. The quote was extremely high, so I decided to go back and rework the design. A few minor adjustments and the piece was packed flat, which reduced the shipping costs by 500%. I immediately saw how this price difference was affecting prices of handmade goods and the barriers local craftsmen created for themselves vs the large retailers. I decided to make it my mission to create handmade flat packed furniture that competes with large retailers both price and design quality.
I have an engineering mind with a Finance degree; which means I focus on the fine details of the design and bring that to you for the lowest possible cost.
Located in the former Crown Cork and Seal Factory in Baltimore, MD, I have a small batch manufacturing facility where I produce all of the furniture.
"I strive to create beautiful, functional furniture at a lower cost to the consumer by maximizing shipping efficiency."
– Chris Herbert, Designer
Word on the street.
Everybody's talking about Herb's Furniture.
Fantastic customer service; despite Etsy having issues, Chris made sure I was getting what I wanted. Easy set up (this is not a Swedish flat pack torture device). Great character in the reclaimed wood. I may have to come back to have Herb's do my bar.
– Theodore Brogowski
Looks even better in person than it does in the pictures. Made from very solid wood with lots of great character. Relatively easy to put together--had the whole thing built in about a half hour. We love it!
– Eric Zrinsky
We were looking for a unique bar cart to fit into our rustic dining room decor. We wrote Chris to confirm a few details before we ordered and he was extremely helpful and timely in his reply. When the cart showed up, it was more beautifully crafted than we expected, the pictures didn't do it justice. The wood has so much character, and it was extremely sturdy after assembly. Thanks Chris for the beautiful addition to our home!
– Christina Rudzinski