About Us

In 1980, The Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking was founded as a cooperative by a small group of woodworkers interested in creating a community venue to sell and display superior handcrafted furniture. In those early years, members put in time renovating and working in the store and overseeing the business. The gallery has evolved over the past 35 years to include two dozen member-owners, over 200 non-member wood artisans, and a small, dedicated staff.
In January of 2012 the gallery relocated to 1st Avenue in Belltown and launched with a new name, Northwest Woodworkers Gallery. The new location is a dramatic change from the humble beginnings of the first shop, but the collective maintains the same premise: furniture made with character, spirit and integrity.