Maynard Studios

American Made Since 1999

Karine Maynard

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Matthew & Karine Maynard are a husband/wife artist/blacksmith team who specialize in hand-forged iron railings and fine furniture.

Tell us about your business.

After 10 years in the custom architectural iron business, Matthew & Karine started a small line they call "Small Batch Furniture" in 2009. These 'smaller items' made in small quantities, are made in between their larger railing commissions. Since their blacksmith's shop is located in the heart of the bluegrass & surrounded by the Bourbon industry, is was natural for them to come up with some furniture using reclaimed Bourbon barrels. Each year they expand their line and other pieces include reclaimed barn wood. All of their furniture is made by hand in their blacksmith's shop and includes some hand-forged iron, hammered on one of their anvils when red hot. The duo plan to expand their 'Small Batch Furniture' line in 2014 with some larger tables and a few select smaller items. And always keep an eye out for their magnificent railing installations via facebook or twitter. This couple is sure to surprise you!

What makes your business stand out?

"Matthew and I hand make each component of our pieces. We design from the beginning with our clients & customers in mind, and truly put our heart into our work. While our private large railing commissions keep us busy and are the backbone of our business, we are proud to present our 'Small Batch Furniture' line to the public. We enjoy sharing our iron & wood furniture with a broader audience and are delighted when each piece is chosen for someone's home. Our new Bourbon line was designed for each piece to ship 2 day UPS for under $100 anywhere in the U.S., but if you're close enough we'll hand deliver,". ~Karine

What's the best business advice you've received?

Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

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