When Jimmy Woody walks through the door of Woody’s Chair Shop, he does so knowing that he’s the 6th generation in this long line of North Carolina chair-makers. His uncle, Arval Woody, passed the family business on to him after a career spanning more than 50 years, which included being named a “North Carolina Living Treasure”.
Today, Jimmy and his wife, Lynn, are proud to carry on the Woody family tradition of crafting hand-made chairs from the finest American hardwoods found in the surrounding Appalachian mountains. Their son, Scott, a 7th generation chair-maker, manages the day to day operations of the business.
Jimmy’s first cousin, Keith Woody, is a talented chair-maker and stays busy in the shop as we now ship chairs all over the world. And, if you call the office or need any sort of customer assistance, you are likely to speak with another member of the Woody family, Meaghan Trescott.
Rounding out the staff is Ricky Hollifield, a master wood turner with more than 20 years of experience. He’s also the principle buyer for the shop. Technically, Ricky is not a Woody, but according to Lynn, “He may not be a Woody by name, but he is in his heart!”
In a world where everything seems to change in the blink of an eye… and not necessarily for the better… it’s gratifying to know that this American tradition is alive and well.