About Us? We live and work in our Great State of Michigan making state back Adirondack Chairs. We hope you liked reading our about us page.
Tom is Legally Blind and is a Service Connected Veteran, We have a blast in the shop and love working with wood. We have three staffers in the shop and office Monday through Friiday from 9am to 4pm.
We make all our products out of White Pine. We buy our wood local.
Our address for our Admin & Customer Service Department is:
417 Forest St. Ste. 421
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Where we make the wood products:
2002 Charles Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
What is a Cottage Industry?
“Specifically defined, a cottage industry business is a creation of products and services that are home-based rather than being manufactured in a factory. When the idea of the cottage industry initially emerged in the late 16th century, most manufacturers produced textiles based services such as sewing, lack-making or household manufacturing. Today, cottage industries encompass areas such as baking, crafting and innovating. The appeal of buying from a cottage industry manufacturer is that the consumer can receive a unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-made product that isn’t mass produced. Many consumers also appreciate the human-aspect to home-based created products and services and feel that the majority of these cottage industry services produce a higher quality product than one that is mass produced.”
(Copied from wahm.com)
Here at PICWOOD USA, L.L.C is owned by Tom Dockham, a second generation craftsmen. A published Regional, Nationally, and Internationally Award Winning Photographer and he’s been known to be an expert at telling stories in his pictures. His style is simple, establishing a connection with his subjects which allows him to capture the true essence of nature and wildlife in a beautiful manner for rare and intimate wildlife portraits. A published Cartoonist by trade and now a maker of custom made wood furniture.
Tom is also legally blind and a Service Disabled Veteran with a Leader Dog, a Service Animal which gives him the mobility to move about freely and independently. He has “Tunnel Vision” (if you look through a roll of paper towels you can roughly see what he can). Tom’s major charitable cause is the Southwest Michigan Make A Wish, and Leader Dogs for the Blind.
PICWOOD USA L.L.C specializes in creating custom quality outdoor furniture for the home and office while offering shipping services nationally to our customers. The additions to our collection allow our customers to sit back, relax and appreciate our furniture.
Our Mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible.
Tom takes great pride in Picwood USA, the commitment to customer service and in the product he sells. Picwood USA’s online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse this cottage industry products.