A COMMON PASSION FOR UNCOMMON QUALITY
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE AREN'T MADE ALONE. THEY'RE THE PRODUCT OF PASSIONS BROUGHT TOGETHER TO CREATE SOMETHING TRULY GREATER THAN THE SUM OF IT'S PARTS. INSPIRED BY A SHARED LOVE OF CUSTOM DESIGN FUSED WITH NATURAL ELEMENTS, OUR CUSTOM FURNITURE TELLS THE TALE OF THE CRAFTSMEN BEHIND IT. WITH OVER THIRTY YEARS OF BUSINESS AND DESIGN EXPERIENCE, COMBINED WITH THE SIX-DECADE LONG CAREER OF OUR MASTER CRAFTSMEN, OUR PASSION AND COMMITMENT TO ARTISTRY SPANS GENERATIONS.
FROM THE CAREFULLY SELECTED MATERIALS TO THE BOND THAT DEFINES OUR JOINT VENTURE AND LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIP, IT'S A STORY OF STRENGTH AND BEAUTY. ALONG WITH A PASSIONATE TEAM OF CREATORS, WE MAKE FUNCTIONAL ART IN WOOD WITH ENDURING STYLE AND QUALITY INGRAINED.
LOCATED IN A SMALL TOWN JUST OUTSIDE OF LONDON, ONTARIO, OAK & TENON’S WORKSHOP EMBODIES THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE ARTISTRY AND TRADITION. A MENNONITE-LED TEAM OF MASTER CRAFTSMEN ENSURES UNPARALLELED QUALITY, AND PROVIDES ACCESS TO SPECIALTY LUMBER THAT’S LOCALLY-SOURCED AND UNLIKE ANYTHING ON THE MARKET.
THIS IS THE STORY OF OAK & TENON.
OUR FURNITURE IS NOT SIMPLY JUST MADE IN CANADA, BUT IT IS PRODUCED, MANUFACTURED AND ASSEMBLED RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD. THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO BUY CANADIAN LUMBER. ONE OF WHICH IS OUR WEATHER. CANADIAN CLIMATE DRASTICALLY CHANGES AS WE GO THROUGH OUR BEAUTIFUL FOUR SEASONS. FROM VERY HOT AND HUMID SUMMERS TO VERY COLD AND DRY WINTERS, OUR TREES HAVE GROWN IN THIS EVER-CHANGING CLIMATE, EXPANDING AND CONTRACTING THROUGHOUT ITS GROWTH. THIS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES THE CHANCES OF YOUR FURNITURE FROM WARPING, BENDING OR CRACKING. OUR HARD WOODS ARE BUILT TO LAST AND ARE OF SUPERIOR QUALITY FROM CANADIAN CRAFTSMEN. BUYING CANADIAN ALSO SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIES.
BROUGHT UP SURROUNDED BY HIS FATHER’S WORK AS A MASTER CRAFTSMEN, COREY’S PASSION FOR FURNITURE WAS BORN AT AN EARLY AGE. CRAFTING A CAREER WITHIN HIS FATHER’S COMPANY, HE BEGAN TO APPRECIATE NOT ONLY THE ART FORM OF CUSTOM DESIGN, BUT THE RELATIONSHIPS FORMED WITH CUSTOMERS. THROUGH A SHARED PASSION FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP, COREY DEVELOPS A SPECIAL BOND WITH EVERY CLIENT THAT COMES THROUGH OAK & TENON’S DOORS. A PASSION THAT PULSATES WITHIN EACH PIECE OF FURNITURE CREATED.
WITH OVER FIFTEEN YEARS OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE, JULIAN BRINGS HIS UNIQUE STRENGTHS TO OAK & TENON; CHARACTERISTICS THAT BOTH ELEVATE AND ADD A UNIQUE FACET TO FURNITURE PRODUCTION. WHEN JULIAN FIRST MET COREY IN 2005, THEY FORGED NOT ONLY A FRIENDSHIP BUT REALIZED A SHARED APPRECIATION FOR CUSTOM DESIGN. AND IT WAS WHILE AWAY IN FLORIDA PURSUING HIS BACHELORS DEGREE THAT JULIAN RECOGNIZED THEY COULD CREATE SOMETHING TRULY SIGNIFICANT. WITH A PASSION FOR QUALITY, INTEGRITY, HARD WORK AND TRADITION, THE TWO SET OUT TO START A COMPANY FOUNDED ON THESE VERY PRINCIPLES. OAK & TENON WAS BORN.
“We purchased a BEAUTIFUL Walnut Dining room table and chairs from Oak & Tenon. A great experience from start to finish... We worked with Julian, who provided excellent customer service, guiding us through the customization process that made it our "own". We would highly recommend this company.”
“We had Oak & Tenon redesign and make a new custom kitchen for our new home. Rather than purchasing the upgrades from the builder, Oak & Tenon was able to provide our dream kitchen with far superior quality for less than the cost of the upgrades. We're very pleased with the final work and especially very happy with the service. We can't wait to purchase more custom pieces.”
“Oak and Tenon came to me highly recommended. They are known for their craftsmanship and workmanship. Ordered a custom office desk and filing drawers for a custom home. Being a builder, I am very critical and have acquired high standards. ”
I was lucky enough to work with Corey twice, he built a custom dining room table for me. He then made all my dreams come true with a sideboard piece that was exactly what I hoped for. It was so exciting watching him bring the piece in... I screamed!!
Merry Christmas to us!!!
I will definitely work with Corey again, as he really cares, and really listens to what you want.
Highly recommend this company not only is the furniture outstanding quality and very unique, the staff is exceptional throughout the process. From my first appointment to after the project was complete they were always wonderful to deal with. Thank you for creating such beautiful pieces for our clinic.
We have purchased numerous pieces from Corey and his team and have loved them all. Our latest dinning room set has become a focal point for our home. Their after purchase setup/ service was amazing.