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Good Wood, How Inspiration Turned into Entrepreneurship

 Tony Kevin, Jr. of Timshel Woodworking

Tony Kevin, Jr. of Timshel Woodworking

The word "Timshel" is a Hebrew word meaning "Thou Mayest." This theme plays a major role in the much beloved Novel, 'East of Eden' by John Steinbeck in which the main character, Adam Trask, is presented with a choice. The choice he makes isn't as important as the power to choose in itself. An excerpt from the book reads:

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open.

-Tony Kevin, Jr.

After having spent some time contemplating an adventure in woodworking, Seattle maker Tony Kevin, Jr. harnessed the inspiration from East of Eden and set out to begin the journey. The first fruits of his labor yielded a coffee table design —which now hangs in his Fremont workspace— that he'd had in mind for months. He's been making pretty things out of wood ever since. As he progressed as a maker, so did the quality, design and demand for his pieces.

With the help of his brother Kramer, wife Sharis and friend Rebecca, Tony set up shop online. He's built, sold and shipped tables and wall art to patrons from Seattle to Atlanta, Georgia. Each piece is made to order, crafted from reclaimed wood and a passion that gives the family business a unique story and invites patrons to be a part of it.

 A new, original coffee table piece for a Timshel Woodworking supporter in Oregon

A new, original coffee table piece for a Timshel Woodworking supporter in Oregon

Visit www.timshelwoodworking.com to check out Tony & company's work. Email info@timshelwoodworking.com for information and custom inquires. All goods are made locally in Seattle, Washington.