At KC Custom Hardwoods, building custom furniture is not only our career, it's our obsession and it's our passion.
Born out of adversity, KC Custom Hardwoods humble roots trace back to early 2009.
Back in his college years KC custom Hardwoods co-founder, Jay Norris, left the University of Central Missouri for the weekend to head home and check in on the family farm while his parents were away on vacation. Much to his surprise, upon arriving at the farm, he found a logging crew working diligently in the back area of the farm's timber. After a few conversations and an uncomfortable confrontation with the loggers he soon realized the crew was there illegally cutting down trees with the intent to sell them for a profit.
The loggers had somehow learned that Jay's parents were away on vacation and thought they would step in and take advantage of the scenario.
After running the loggers off the farm Jay was suddenly left with a whole field of big beautiful trees that had no reason being cut down other than for someone else’s greed.
With the intention of finding purpose in the adversity of the situation, and in lieu of not settling for a lifetime supply of firewood, Jay set out to repurpose the beautiful trees and give them a second life by turning them into custom furniture.
Jay soon teamed up with his friend and co-founder, Nick Bianco, and KC Custom Hardwoods was officially born.
Today Jay and Nick follow the same principles that led them into this business on every log that they mill.
Our intent is to breathe lasting life into mother nature’s most beautiful natural resources. Each log we mill was cut down or came down with purpose and never with the intention of pure profit.
A quick look at our inventory and you’ll see logs that came down because of illegal logging or trees that blew over in a storm. Many logs come from trees that needed to be removed due to declining health, or perhaps even pushed out to make way for a new building, powerline, or subdivision.
Not only do we offer our clients custom furniture handcrafted by local artisans that obsess over each and every detail, but we also offer them the opportunity to be a part a story that only mother nature can tell. A story that's told through the history and grain pattern of each tree we are fortunate enough to save from the mulch pile.
A story that will last a lifetime in your home.
KC Custom Hardwoods
Owners: Nick Bianco and Jay Norris
Call or Text: 1-913-735-0123
3121 Merriam Lane, Suite C, Kansas City, KS 66106
Saturday and Sunday by appointment.