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As you look in the windows of The Wood Merchant it is easy to imagine relaxing within the gently sweeping curves of the hand crafted rocking chairs or seating your guests at one of the custom made dining tables that the gallery offers. Once inside you can feel the velvety smooth finishes that have been accomplished by hours and hours of meticulous sanding and finishing. By offering our visitors a specialty gallery of finely crafted furniture and gifts, The Wood Merchant has become a true destination spot.
Situated on the Swinomish Channel, La Conner once flourished as a fishing and shipping village until the early part of the century. Today, the community retains a small town charm that draws visitors from all over the world. Nestled between the shops, cafes and dozens of historical buildings The Wood Merchant represents over 200 of the finest Northwest and nationally known woodworkers. Quite possibly the reason the gallery continues to be the town's most frequently visited destination.
The gallery was opened in 1983. Originally it began in a small 300 square foot space just off the main shopping strip on a side street with only 3 artists showing their works. It quickly became apparent that more room was needed so in 1986 they moved the gallery to the much busier First Street and built a showroom that included two stories along with an entire wing devoted to custom built furniture. Now there is over 3000 square feet of showroom space.
All the products sold at The Wood Merchant are made by American Artists along with a few select Canadian artists. There are NO IMPORTS.
You are supporting American Craftsmen with every purchase.