This weekend is one of our favorite events of the year (which lucky for us happens twice each year!) It’s West Coast Craft weekend and we’re excited to see the latest from many of our favorite home goods and furniture designers (oh, and apparel and jewelry and stationary and skincare and… yeah, it’s a good time.)

While we’re definitely looking forward to some familiar faces, one of the best things about WCC is they are changing things up and introducing us to new makers. And since we’re not exactly known for our patience, we couldn’t resist taking a sneak peek at some of the artisans making their first appearance. Which only made us more excited for weekend, so we can see the furniture and accessories of Fernweh Woodworking in person.

Fernweh was founded in 2015 by Justin Nelson. At first, all Fernweh furnishings were custom pieces, but luckily Justin decided to launch Fernweh’s first collection last year. The Sling Chair immediately won two awards at the Oregon IIDA Design Excellence Awards and the line continued to grow. Justin says, “I’m just a baby woodworker and designer, and to some extent I hope to always feel that way; no matter how much you learn, you should always be overwhelmed and excited by the oceans of things yet to be discovered. I hope to do my small part to keep the craft of woodworking not only alive, but fresh.” Fernweh’s furniture is completely handmade, but that can mean anything from painstaking hand tools to innovative uses of power tools to create Fernweh’s signature seamless joints.

See Justin’s work in the slideshow and if you are in the Bay Area, check out Fernweh Woodworking in person this weekend at West Coast Craft!