One of the fun parts about meeting local business owners is getting to hear their stories. With so much emphasis on shopping local these days, knowing who you’re doing business with is part of the experience. We ended up chatting with the folks at Windsor Pine Woodworks in Historic Marietta Square, and immediately felt like we had made some new friends!
Windsor Pine is a third-generation business owned by the Whitlock family in Marietta. If you are not familiar with Marietta, there is a Whitlock Inn and a Whitlock Avenue, just to give you an idea of the family’s history and their presence in Marietta. In a time when not as many people go into the “family business,” their dedication to their craft is admirable. Especially when that craft — carpentry — is becoming harder and harder to find.
Windsor Pine handcrafts just about anything you might find in your home: cabinetry, flooring, built-ins, beams and creates one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. The wood they use is all reclaimed or salvaged from barns, bridges and other resources from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania. They are happy to create any piece for a customer, but cannot ever replicate a piece due to the uniqueness of the materials they use. Bring them your ideas!
They have several carpentry workshops, but their first retail location is right in the heart of Marietta on the square. You might also find some of their pieces in another Scoop favorite, Rustique, also in Marietta.
Next time you are on the square, stop in and check out the beautiful creations they have made. And if you’ve been dreaming of the perfect piece for you home but just haven’t found it yet, check them out. And tell them Scoop sent you.
Windsor Pine Woodworks is located at 103 Church Street in Marietta.