Boston Showroom by Hopes Woodshop + Studio Endo

Furniture and Lighting Showroom

Located at the Boston Design Center 2nd Floor

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Studio Endo

Studio Endo is a designer and maker of contemporary American lighting designs. Our collection creates a bold statement while letting beautiful architecture be seen in its best light. We manufacture all of our components in the USA, and hand-assemble these one-of-a-kind fixtures in our Providence, RI studio. Each fixture is made to order and can be customized to fit any space. We deliver designs that provide both functional and sculptural lighting.

Hopes Woodshop

We are New-England's premier vertically integrated woodshop. Everything we build was milled and dried by us. We are saving historical trees and creating heirloom quality pieces to last many generations after. All of our trees are coming down because of age, disease, or storm damage. All of our furniture was once a tree, and we knew that tree. That is what makes our pieces unique and that is why they should mean so much to you. 

Miles and Marc at the Boston Design Center

Showroom Featuring:

We hope you enjoy the collection we have put together for Designers and their clients in the Boston area. It has been great fun, and we cant wait to work with you on your next project!

Schedule a meeting with the maker

Want to schedule sometime to meet and talk about your project? Feel free to block off a 60 minute timeslot with Marc Stimpson of Hopes Woodshop below:

Live Edge Walnut Conference Table

Bring a little nature into your work for more balance. This particular piece was made from 1 single tree. It consists of (4) 10’ sequentially sawn live edge walnut slabs. The idea behind this end for end bookmatch was to allow the ends to grain match so they looked seamless when put together. The build on this table was complicated and challenging. But, thats what a conference room is for right? Overcoming obstacles and finding a way to make something incredible!

Custom barn in Westport, MA

We built some unique furniture and custom kitchen for this one of a kind Barn

Location : Westport, MA

Date: Winter of 2018

Last year we had the opportunity to work on conceptualizing this project with our client. They wanted a summer retreat that felt like it was built with the original barn. We kept that in mind while designing the furniture for this custom barn.

The scope of work:

  • Two live edge queen sized cherry beds with full trundles stored underneath

  • Custom cherry kitchen with beaded doors and drawers

  • 36” High cherry kitchen table with reclaimed base made from a beam of the barn

  • 4 round cherry counter height round stools with 3 legs

  • Built in cherry refrigerator cabinet

  • Custom cherry shuffleboard table with cast iron base

The Wood:

While we were designing this barn on site with the client we were taking in the surroundings. Studying the beams, floor board, paneling etc… We wanted to take a mental image of all other materials in play. We then paired this space with the correct lot of trees that we could or have milled to match our ideal finished look. We decided to use this cherry that we milled from Russell MA. It has some insect damage which we could fill with epoxy. We think this tied into the reclaimed feeling of the barn while still feeling luxe but not out of place. This is why our sawmill and kiln are so important to our design when it comes to customizing your space. It takes the blinders off, and allows us to truly design with your space in mind.

The Design-Build Process:

Once we identify the wood we are going to use, we begin the real work. This involves designing, cutting, shaping, sanding, more sanding, and finally finish/install. Each piece is really up to the artists eye, and we have very long conversations about what board should go where when it comes to a build. By doing this we are ensuring each board belongs where its placed. These trees take a very long time to grow and its important to take our time with them. Our end goal is a cohesive look that captures the clients vision.

Living with our furniture in your space:

The idea that everything has been carefully sourced and worked into your space is as special as it sounds. We like to believe that our furniture is more of a feeling than it is something pretty to look at. Something that inspires you to be creative or think about things in a different way. Every day you wake up and are in the presence of beautiful furniture and woodwork is a good day!


Live Edge Black Walnut Slab Table

Live Edge Single Slab Black Walnut Dining Table 

Cast Iron Wishbone Base

9' Long x 48" Wide Single Slab Walnut Table with iron stains and black cast iron base


This handcrafted custom dining table was made for our clients in Jamestown, RI. Features a beautiful single slab of eastern black walnut and black cast iron wishbones legs. 


Contemporary Slab Dining Table

We built this live edge table in our Massachusetts woodshop. It was a pleasure to work with such an amazing tree and equally amazing clients. When a tree takes this long to grow, it is important to take our time and make sure we are building the right way. 


Hopes Woodshop

Custom dining tables made in Massachusetts

If you are looking for a live edge dining table to be built, we would love to speak with you. To learn more about our slab tables and cast iron bases please contact us:

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Materials: Walnut from Berkshire Products

Size: 9' x 4' 

Base: Black Wishbones from Ares Iron

Photography: Melissa Stimpson Photography

Finish: Rubio Monocoat Pure 2C 

A Relaxing Oasis in Boston, MA

Imagine waking up and feeling refreshed. Working and feeling inspired. When I look at these images I am reminded, nature is the true designer. Something so peaceful about the mix of materials, light and nature. 

When I began working on this walnut slab, I envisioned it as a communal table in a restaurant. Piecing it back together with its other half when a large party wanted to sit together. How wrong I was... This piece wasn't meant for that. It was meant to bring a sense of purpose to this room. To say "I once was broken, but now I am whole. This is where I belong". 

My Pith series has been my most unexpected success story in the shop. By taking these often discarded boards, and putting them back together we have found a new purpose. The "Pith", refers to the center of the tree and represent the 1st year of growth. It is a soft, spongy material and generally this board will split right down the middle because of this. But there is another meaning to this word, "The essence of something". 

Crafting these pieces takes time, thought, and planning. It all starts at the mill. We take careful measurements when beginning our cuts because your 1st cut dictates how your last cut ends. These cuts are often planned to remove the pith from all other boards. Making them more stable and less likely to crack during the drying and building process. As I mentioned earlier, once these boards have dried they are likely to crack along the pith. We reinforce the cracked boards together again using a variety of techniques (Mortise and Tenon, Bowties, Epoxy, etc...). Here you can see our process and inlaying bowties (other names include butterflies, Dutchmans keys, etc...):

It is our hope that we can continue to salvage these boards to create truly one of a kind heirloom pieces for years to come. Thank you for reading and please feel free to comment or share below! 

Reclaiming Pieces of History

Reclaiming Pieces of History

Reclaimed chestnut beams for flooring and tables

Ultimate Guide To Buying And Maintaining A Table

Ultimate Guide To Buying And Maintaining A Table

Everything you need to know about purchasing a custom live edge table. 

Massachusetts Farm Tables now ready for delivery

Massachusetts Farm Tables now ready for delivery

Custom farm tables made in Western MA 

Woodworking classes for Winter 2018

Attention woodworkers, non woodworkers and everyone in between!

We are excited to launch the opening of our custom furniture shop here in Western Massachusetts. To celebrate we will be offering our very own brand of furniture making classes at our Woodshop in Three Rivers, MA. For the first class we are going to open the shop for 6 people to make your very own slab coffee table. The best part is, the course is going to be free. You just have to pay for your materials (have to buy from us). If things go well we will add more throughout the year. See details below:

Course Offering

 

  • Slab coffee table - We will give you a $50 credit to purchase the slab that you like best. I will work with you to create something that fits your space and design aesthetic. In the course we will flatten and sand the slabs smooth. We will fill and patch voids as needed and to your liking. Bases will be (4) round tapered legs (Don't have a photo because I sold the model:/....) . Limit is 6 people. Cost is just material. Course will be Saturdays from 9-2 for 4 weeks starting Jan 13th. 

To sign up for this course contact us here! I look forward to seeing some new faces in the shop and traveling down this woodworking journey together. 

Cheers!

Marc