It’s what you want with Pompous Fox Wood Co. The Owner, Adam Bezzina, an engineer by trade, designs and creates beautiful contemporary made-to-order furniture.
It all started when Adam purchased his first home and found that furniture shopping wasn’t up to his expectations.
Having come from a family with a strong background in woodworking (his grandfather was a finishing carpenter by trade), Adam decided to create his own furniture.
The Creative Process Took Over
Once Adam had filled his home with his own designs, he found that family and friends were so taken with his ability that they began asking for pieces. For three years, Adam created one-of-a-kind pieces as a side gig until he realized his clientele was enough to start a business.
Pompous Fox Wood Co. is now in its own location at 304 Shanty Bay Rd.
The creative process even took over in the design of the business logo. Adam is a lover of nature, enjoying all things wildlife. He had a simplistic, self-designed logo to begin with, but when things got real, he had his tattoo artist work with him to create his current artwork. And no, he doesn’t have to logo tattooed on himself yet.
For the Love of Wood
Pompous Fox Wood Co. uses locally sourced materials from various mills in Ontario. Mainly working with Oak, Ash and Walnut, he tells us that the beautiful, consistent colour of White Oak is trending now. This particular wood is nice to work with and withstands most environmental factors. However, Walnut is the most beautiful and once finished has an unmatched beauty of grains and colour.
If you’re not finding exactly what you want in furniture stores, Adam suggests you head to his website and participate in the Quote Process. This information-gathering process will help him understand what you’re looking for. Call or drop into the shop to discuss your needs if that seems a bit difficult.
Most pieces take 1-2 weeks to make once the design has been settled, but be aware that there is a 3-4 month lead time at this moment. Lead times change seasonally, so if there’s something that you’re thinking about, make that call.
The Price of Quality
Depending on which furniture store you generally visit, you may find that Pompous Fox Wood Co. is not overly priced. The most important point to remember is that each piece is designed to your specifications, to fit your lifestyle, and is created using solid wood. This gives you a very high-quality, long-lasting heirloom to be passed down from generation to generation.
The Favourites - It's What You Want with Pompous Fox Wood Co.
Pompous Fox Wood Co. is the place to go for free-standing furniture pieces. At the moment, cabinetry is not being made.
Look at their website or their social media pages to see the beautifully designed tables, chairs, dressers, and bed frames.
Don't Be Afraid
Don’t be afraid to reach out. Many clients are quite surprised at how affordable, high-quality, custom-made furniture can be. Not only are you creating those heirloom pieces, but you’re also supporting a local master craftsman.
And as Adam says, ‘Seeing the client’s reaction when they see their custom piece for the first time makes it all worthwhile.’
Written By: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Anita Dizgun
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