Our Story

There’s a lot more to Ohio than meets the
eye. What some might call a fly-over state,
we call home. This is where the grain belt meets the rust belt, and it is this sense of place that inspires us to create pieces that evoke the ingenuity and craftsmanship inherent in our past.

This is Middle America; where generations before us lived, sweat and bled. Our grandfathers were a mechanic, a farmer, a truck driver and a well driller. We strive to carry on a legacy of American ingenuity and craftsmanship. We are heirs responsible for keeping the Middle American dream alive.

Dennis & Denise Blankemeyer

There’s a lot more to Ohio than meets the eye. What some might call a fly-over state, we call home. This is where the grain belt meets the rust belt, and it is this sense of place that inspires us to create pieces that evoke the ingenuity and craftsmanship inherent in our past.

This is Middle America; where generations before us lived, sweat and bled. Our grandfathers were a mechanic, a farmer, a truck driver and a well driller. We strive to carry on a legacy of American ingenuity and craftsmanship. We are heirs responsible for keeping the Middle American dream alive.

Dennis & Denise Blankemeyer

THE BOURBON INSPIRATION

Our two finishes are a celebration of the bourbon whiskey making process. Bourbon whiskey is the quintessential American drink, and is always placed in the quintessential American hardwood – White Oak (Quercas Alba).

LIGHTLY TOASTED

The White Oak used in a barrel is of the highest quality, with a trunk diameter usually exceeding five feet. The coopers hand fit each piece of White Oak (a stave) to make a barrel. The Lightly Toasted finish recalls the beauty of the finished White Oak barrel.

BOURBON

Did you know all of the color and taste of bourbon whiskey comes from the White Oak? Before the spirit is put in the barrel it is completely clear; like water. The oak and whiskey interact with each other to produce the great American spirit. The Bourbon finish evokes the rich caramel color of bourbon whiskey.

BETTY THE CROW

Betty the crow is a true embodiment of our middle west ideals

In the Middle West where the grain belt embraces the rust belt you will find Betty, a true American Gothic.

  • MYSTERIOUS
  • PROUD
  • OCCASIONALLY LOUD
  • ADEPT
  • SPIRITED
  • INTELLIGENT
BETTY THE CROW