Anthony DiFabio and Sam Ashford, the longtime friends and founders of Chalet Woodshop, have no plans on quitting their day jobs. Although their success and demand for the goods are ever growing, the two are drawing much more out of this venture than scalability or profits.
Sam and Anthony first found their collaboration to be fruitful while playing in bands together. Over time that partnership evolved into custom furniture projects, eventually finding its way to the practical product line they feature today. Like many others of our generation, they’ve found the rewards of using one’s hands to create something beautiful from raw materials. In fact, the more makers you meet, the more they will tell you the driving force behind their work is more than just a finished product. For Chalet Woodshop that has everything to do with the relationships and experiences they’ve found while becoming skilled craftsmen. That depth of experience has come from new friends and fellow craftsmen around the country or local “old timers” that like to give the young men some pointers in the wood shop. Those experiences give the final product a meaningfulness that can’t be found in a big box store or on Amazon Prime.
We here at Edible are cut from the same cloth. We share the belief that the value of a thing should not be wholly wrapped up in its price or practicality. Its worth should include its origin, its story, the care that brought it into being and the future it will have in your life.
Chalet offers a variety of thoughtful, affordable pieces for the home cook that will certainly find a place into your weekly routine. Practical, everyday accessories pair solid brass hardware with Anthony’s impeccable leather stitching. Their entire line, from bowls to boards, is made from solid hardwoods full of unique character. We think you’ll find these things truly valuable not just for their usefulness, but for the process and care that brought them to you.
Cutting boards made from solid Walnut, Maple and Cherry start at just $35. Maple rolling pins $40-50. Hand turned bowls from partner Preston Anderson starting at $35. Available in Oklahoma City at Weldon Jack, Blue 7 and The Black Scintilla, Stash in Norman or Blue Spruce in Stillwater. thechaletwoodshop.com