Handcrafted Furniture at Modern Oak, Madison


On the hunt for a console, sideboard, bookcase, coffee, end, or dining table? Head to Tessa Samuelson’s new shop in Madison. A self-taught woodworker, Tessa’s pieces feature clean, modern lines and can be customized to your exact specifications.

Working in a variety of woods (which determine the price point), you’ll find a full inventory of handmade furniture, plus a selection of ceramics, vintage books, and decor that bring the space to life. Check out the children’s room in the back, decked out with adorable tot-sized tables, chairs, toy storage units, and sweet gifts.

I’ve been on the lookout for a simple pine bench, and voila! There it was, but I’ll have Tessa make mine in the exact size I need. The prices are incredibly reasonable (the pine bench was $75!), depending on the materials used.

Why not support a local, female-owned biz and buy a quality piece instead of the mass-produced products on offer in most home stores these days? Check out Tessa’s instagram @Modern.oak and learn more about her process at @wood_werx_co.
Modern-Oak, 73 Wall Street, Madison
Open Wednesday through Friday, 12 – 5pm, Saturday 11 – 5pm and Sunday by Appointment.