What We Are All About
The history of Metal & Wood began in the late 1990’s when Mike Whalen started in the metal recycling industry. He fell in love with the business, watching new materials being created from old, recycled material and the daily encounters of real hard working American men and women. This love was complimented with his love of travel and art. Continually seeing that people are people no matter where you go. These experiences of where we go and who we meet in life make us the sum of who we are. How could we blend these passions together? Metal, sustainability, art, travel, experiences…. hence Metal & Wood was born.
We are about community, involvement, and realizing that every decision we make has an impact. Furthermore, we are big on listening and connecting with the needs of you, the customer, to produce quality products that we take pride in.
We believe in fair trade and the many opportunities to purchase materials from local and/or domestic USA companies. This business model helps support the artists, craftsmen, and business owners in our own neighborhoods and contributes to the growth of our economy. This enables us to market our brand as “American Made”!
Our in-house design team is always creating new products based on the experiential values of travel, opportunities, and life. This is complimented in us working with talented artists throughout the country in which we license their work. Furthermore, we look to create custom and unique pieces specifically for you. Just give us a shout and we can talk about any specific ideas you may have.