There is an old trace, or trail, that runs through the Neshannock Creek Valley. In early settlement times, this area was called Neshannock Woods.
At the end of the trace is the town of Mercer, which is rich in Western Pennsylvania history. Settled in the late 1790s, Mercer began as a trading center specializing in furniture and chair-making. Around the settlement of Mercer was an abundance of forest and the trees provided fine wood. Though not as abundant, some of this beautiful wood exists today.
For the last 25 years, Neshannock Woods & Company has employed master craftsmen to carry on this tradition of creating authentic furniture and chairs. Our work has been influenced by the historic and aesthetic legacy left by the early furniture makers. Therefore, our woodworking philosophy revolves around clean lines, old traditional joinery and beautiful wood. Furniture made with these elements result in superior quality that will last for generations.
Unlike other furniture makers who mass-produce their furniture using only drawings or pictures, we restore, repair and handle authentic period furniture every day. Because of this experience with the early 18th and 19th century pieces, we are confident that our hand-crafted furniture is of the highest quality in material, design and detail.
Part of the Neshannock Woods experience is...
The Nesbit Ramsey Woodworking Museum!
Nesbit Ramsey was a Mercer County cabinetmaker from about 1815 to 1828. According to a shop inventory document taken in 1828, he had the largest shop in central Western Pennsylvania, having four workbenches. A main feature of the shop was a turning lathe. Also listed was a classic list of early hand tools. We have replicated his shop in a 12 x 24 space that is authentic in size and detail to other shops of the period.