Furniture by DeGarmo
Artists, New Vendors, Woman-Owned/Co-owned
July 7, 2018
July 21, 2018
July 28, 2018
August 11, 2018
Furniture | Kitchen Accessories
Furniture by DeGarmo is woman owned and operated woodworking studio based in Minneapolis. Owner TiAnna DeGarmo designs and builds fine furniture and home furnishings made to last a lifetime and beyond. TiAnna brings a variety of heirloom furniture, kitchen accessories, frames and other homewares to the market. Her unique blend of Scandanavian and Asian designs are often made from wood sourced from local sawmills that salvage wind fallen trees.
My journey in wood began as a little girl. I vividly remember running and playing on my Father’s job sites as a small child. The sights, smells, and aridness of it melded into my bones at a very early age. On one seemingly random day, Dad handed me my first tool belt, a circular saw, and a list of parts to cut. After a very quick explanation on how to operate the saw I attempted to make my first cut. Firing up the saw was a terrifying and exhilarating feeling all at once. I was 13 years old, and I was hooked!
I was fortunate enough to eventually land an apprenticeship where I was trained intensively in the broad field of Architectural Millwork. It was a deluge of opportunity for learning and growing my skill sets creating something from just a drawing or idea. It planted a seed deep inside of me that remained only a whisper for the next 11 years. Along the way I gave birth to my daughter Addison and I realized at that point that if I wanted my baby girl to grow up being whatever her heart desired, I should lead by example. I quit my job shortly after and took every spare moment building a small portfolio and surrounding myself with people on a similar path with a similar fire in their chests.” -TiAnna DeGarmo