Testimonials

The table came today. I love, love, love it!!!!!! It came out looking great. I am so happy. It looks beautiful in the space off the kitchen. I thought I might miss the reflection off of my glass table, but no way. It is truly a fabulous table. Even my skeptic husband has been admiring it…
I will send you pictures soon and for sure when I get new chairs.
Hope business is going great for you guys. I will absolutely recommend you to others interested.
My warm regards to Buck.
Thank You So Much.
My Best Regards,
Maria
(Maria Templeton of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin)

Suzanne and Buck,
We got the table…just absolutely stunning…which i knew it would be…i can’t believe how spot on it is to the original picture…
Truly,your work is amazing….!!
Thank you so much for everything…the whole experience has been so great…it couldnt have been better ….
I hope you continue to make furniture to sell….your attention to detail and care in providing a perfect product would sell you many more pieces of furniture!!
Thanks again…Jennifer and Bill (Of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)

Suzanne and Buck do beautiful work. They approached it with the idea of making tabletops that would wear better than what we had in the restaurant. We were intrigued and gave them a shot. First they made 2 tabletops for us that not only are gorgeous, but seem to miraculously improve with wear. After that we commissioned them to refinish and rebuild a large 12 person table we have in the restaurant. Once again we were thrilled with the results. We are now big fans of Inventia design.
Andy Fortgang
Co-owner, Le Pigeon and Little Bird Restaurants, Portland OR

“You understand the details of cabinet construction and the technical challenges of installation so well that it is really a pleasure to discuss and design projects together.
What’s more is to discover on the job, some little thing or issue that you anticipated and included in the design to make the install even easier.
Your background in furniture building and artistic talents make each piece unique and artful.
I’ve learned a lot working with you and look forward to many more opportunities.”
Thanks for the great work.
Tom Chartrand – General Contractor, Portland Oregon

“Suzanne is a delightfully creative designer and a superb artisan. She really takes the time to listen to you and figure out what you would like, and then she totally sets her mind to it and thinks carefully about the project from all angles. I am pleased beyond my expectations at the end result.
Cyndy Kagan, Portland Oregon

Buck and Suzanne did an amazing repair and refinishing job on my 9′ long
solid mahogany conference table.  Their attention to detail is outstanding
and their dedication to their work is inspiring.  I have also had the good
fortune to visit their shop, and it is truly a wonder.  Buck and Suzanne can
make or fix just about anything made of wood.  I cannot recommend them more
highly.”
Michael L. Doss (Portland, OR)

“My wife Kimberly and I have used the professional furniture staining services of Buck & Sue on 2 occasions, being delighted with the results and interactions with them in both instances.
In the first, they did a marvelous job refinishing an armoire and dresser which were previously finished, to match the existing furniture in our master bedroom.
In the second, they again did a fantastic job finishing an unfinished coffee table, matching it to the other existing furniture in the living room.
Beyond their exquisite craftsmanship, artistry, and very reasonable prices, both Buck and Sue are consummate professionals and were a pleasure to work with, so much so we can honestly say that they have become our friends through this very enjoyable process.
Both Kimberly and I recommend them without any reservation whatsoever!”
With much gratitude,
Rich & Kimberly (Portland, OR)

“We were very satisfied with the work that you did on the chair.  It has been in the family a long time, and you ability to fix it so that we can continue to use it with our children was terrific.  Thank you!”
Jennifer Larsen (Of Portland)

Dear Buck and Suzanne-
Thank you very much for the work that you did on my wife’s rocking chair!  The
reaction that I got when Joelle first laid eyes on it was priceless and will
never be forgotten…it truly made our Christmas!  The work was outstanding and
as Joelle said you could never tell that it had been damaged in the first place.
So thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing craftsmanship, the
hard work, and for driving up to transfer it!
Thanks again! — Doug Burton (of Vancouver)

The finish on my farm table was gorgeous the day it arrived and grows more so with time.  My 3 year old son has added his own “distressing” to the table top, but the beauty is only enhanced.  The meticulous, professional hand distressing and almost indestructible finish allow me and my son to breathe easy and enjoy life with something beautiful, not have our lives, behaviors, or meals dictated by it.
Kudos to you, Suzanne and Buck.  I would recommend anyone buy living finish furniture, those with small children especially.
Sincerely, Alison Mann (Of Virginia)

Just got the table today! It is so beautiful and exactly what I had pictured in my mind. The color is perfect!! Thank you so much for creating this very special piece that we will enjoy for many, many years. Happy turkey day!
Jen (Akkaway, of Montclair, NJ)

We absolutely love our table and have gotten so many compliments on it. I’ve had little spills here and there with absolutely no staining. (J. Akkaway of Montclair NJ)

Suzanne, I wanted to tell you how well the TV cabinet looked in my house. I am very happy with the design and the paint finish. (S.James of Tualatin, OR)

Hi Suzanne,
We absolutely love the table, all our company thought it was fantastic. You do wonderful work. Thank you thank you thank you again.
(Paige and Rick Moore of Lake Oswego, OR)

We had friends over on Sunday for a small party… and we used your table. EVERYONE LOVED IT; a good friend of mine who grew up in France could not believe it wasn’t an antique (way to go Buck!) I told them all about you both and the blanket shipping and am working on my end to get your name on there! You both are so talented.

We also had our cabinet maker over on Saturday to work on one of our doors, and he took a look at the table. HE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! He is a very detailed guy… and it is his job to be specific/detailed on his work.
(Deb Fanning, Scottsdale AZ)