My great-great-grandfather Octave Penegor and great-grandfather Almor Penegor began logging and milling hemlock and white pine in Michigan’s Upper Pennisula in the late 1800s. My grandfather, Clyde Penegor, was a timber cruiser and owned a logging and saw mill company in Michigan during the 1930s and 1940s. My father, Donald Penegor, grew up learning the timber trade from the age of 9 as he worked with his father and grandfather in their logging camps.
My father’s nickname was “The Woodcutter”. At the age of 83 you could find him making small “time-out” stools or cutting up fallen trees for friends and neighbors. My father took his love of the forest and a degree in Landscape Architecture to Kentucky and worked for the KY State Parks. His love for timber and the forest has always been evident; although penny pinching may have been his true calling. Combine the two and you get hundreds of woodworking projects built with all the reused and recycled wood he could get his hands on.
I had another mentor and close friend affectionately called “Big Jimmy” Smith. Big Jimmy showed me that you can provide a service from working with wood and enjoy it at the same time. He shared a wealth of knowledge when it came to tools and the tricks of the trade. I will be forever indebted to him for his patience and kindness.
My name is Scott Penegor, and I have gained an appreciation for my family’s timber history over my 50 years of life. After working 25 years in auto manufacturing, I began building furniture pieces for myself and family. As it turns out, many folks liked and made requests for them. So for the past 6 months, I have been building pieces for retailers and friends alike. I appreciate my family’s history and love that I am fortunate enough to create this furniture to extend the life of the timber harvested from mine and other generations of the past.
Since my father was, and still is, my inspiration, it only seems fitting to use his nickname “The Woodcutter” as I ventured into this reclaimed barn wood business.
Our mission is to work side by side with our clients to create unique, environmentally-friendly and custom-made furniture pieces from every beautiful board of reclaimed wood we can find.
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