In 1980, The Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking was founded as a cooperative retail store by a small group of Seattle woodworkers. They opened a small space in the Pioneer Square neighborhood with the goal of 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 almost two dozen member-owners. Following moves to other locations in Seattle and a couple of name changes, the store closed its doors in 2016.
The cooperative lives on in spirit on this website and the individual websites of our member artisans. We still work in our shops building furniture. To purchase a piece or talk with a maker about a custom design, please reach out to them directly.