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Sabbath-Day Woods is a surprisingly small, family-owned woodworking business located in Asheville, North Carolina.


We're proud of the values that our growing business is built on. Here are a few:
We are second- and third-generation woodworkers with decades of woodworking skill and artistry, proudly creating the highest quality wood products for the home. Each piece is designed to be used and enjoyed today, and tomorrow, and onward by future generations. Each wood product is hand-rubbed with our exclusive lemon beesoil. This food-safe oil seeps into the wood grain for a more durable and smoother finish.

You’ll find Sabbath-Day Woods clocks, cutting/serving boards, lamps, and candles in more than 200 galleries across the United States, including the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina (just a few miles down the road from our shop and studio in Canton, North Carolina).

Desmond Suarez, lead designer and owner of Sabbath-Day Woods, is a second-generation woodworker who grew up creating sawdust with his father, a furniture maker. After spending most of his adult life crafting wooden furniture, Desmond transitioned his own business, Sabbath-Day Woods, into functional home artwork.

Devin Suarez, Desmond’s son and Sabbath-Day Woods’ lead craftsman, has both hands all in with the design and production of every handmade piece born in the workshop.

Aaron Gonzalez is a family friend and fellow craftsman who assists Devin in production and keeps the lunch conversations on important topics like the origin of Fuji apples (it’s Japan) and the shop’s elevation above sea level (it’s 2,667 feet).

Desmond Suarez II Desmond’s oldest son, is a high school teacher full time, but helps out on the IT side of Sabbath-Day Woods, keeping the website and other apps and software running smoothly.

Every Sabbath-Day Woods wooden piece and candle is made by Desmond, Devin, and/or Aaron. We’ve recently added kitchen linens and stoneware to our collection, and these are handmade by other artist friends of ours.

We live and work in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains just west of Asheville, North Carolina, and we source our materials, right down to the clock works, in the United States. #shoplocal

Our materials are sustainably sourced. Yes, that includes the palm wax for our candles, with RSPO certified sourcing. We sustainably source because of a deep love for our forests, mountains, animals, and community, and the delicate ecological infrastructure holding everything together. Sustainability is honoring to the God we serve, and means the world to us (literally!).

We are Sabbath-keeping Christians, in love with the God who first loved us, seeking to live in and share with others His beautiful kindness and grace.