Our Work Our furniture and artisan cutting boards are handcrafted from solid American hardwoods, including walnut, cherry, red and white oak, quarter-sawn white oak, maple, curly maple, ambrosia maple and ash. To give our pieces more dimension and contrast, we often like to mix different combinations of hardwoods. Our bed frames are made to be easily assembled with interlocking hardware. Our tables are made with removable legs for ease of shipping. All of our furniture is finely sanded and finished simply in linseed oil, to reveal the natural color and beauty of the wood grain. When you buy our pieces, you can rest assured that you're not bringing questionable wood or dangerous chemicals into your home, because our wood is solid, new, furniture grade lumber, our glue is low-VOC and our finish is 0% VOC. We build a lot of furniture for chemically sensitive people, often beds for people buying organic mattresses. With everything we build, we think about safety, usability, functionality and durability of our pieces for generations of use.

Our Story Established in 2014, Mountain Mule Hardwoods is a collaboration between Megan Pinch and Nelson Adolphson. With over 25 years of finish carpentry experience, Nelson personally creates each piece of heirloom-quality hardwood furniture and every artisan cutting board. As a former art and photography professor, Megan’s contribution is everything else: design, marketing, business, web design, photography, finishing and lots and lots of sanding!

Our Name Located in the mountains of Limestone, Tennessee, our shop overlooks acres of woods and our mule barn and arena. Why mules, you ask? We love our surefooted gaited mules for trail-riding in mountainous terrain. Tough, durable, intelligent, and full of personality, mules are known for their look of strength without bulk. Similarly, our finished pieces are streamlined, strong and durable, with the unique characteristics of the natural hardwoods shining through the simple finish.