Dusty Dude Woodworks is a dream come true for us. The idea came to be after many chats on hikes, while hanging at one of our favorite dog parks and of course over a couple of beers at a local brewery. Eric had already been building cornhole sets for fun but we wanted to do more. Create more. Be more.
I guess we should start by letting you in on a secret — Eric is not the “Dusty Dude”. The name for our biz is actually based on one of our pups - Oreo. We always call him “The Dude” and he (to this day) loves to come into the shop and lay in the saw dust - thats how the name Dusty Dude Woodworks was born.
Okay, back to our story now — Once we decided that we were going to make this happen, we took a whole summer to build our initial launch inventory as well as our brand and marketing materials. We had a couple seasons of Fairs and Craft Festivals soon thereafter which taught us a lot. As time went on, we grew from a single bench in a friends basement, to a larger “shop space” in Eric's Parents Basement to our very own shop at our house.
Fast forward to today - after 3 years, this is no longer a side hustle for us. We are a small business based in Bristol, Connecticut. We pride ourselves on creating pieces knowing that memories will be made with each one and that it will be passed down from generation to generation. We work with customers to get their vision down on paper and provide continuous updates throughout the process. We want your experience to be memorable from beginning to end. You are never a number to us - you truly become like family and will be treated like family.
Eric is the owner of Dusty Dude Woodworks. He is also a skilled craftsman and the builder behind all of the amazing items you will see in our inventory. When it comes to anything custom, he has a knack for making your dreams become a reality in ways better than you ever could have imagined.
Care is the one that you will be chatting with for any questions or custom orders. You will likely see her out and about chatting with local business owners or hosting our space at events. She is responsible for anything and everything that has our Dusty Dude brand on it. If you are looking for a custom piece or just have questions about our inventory - she is your gal!
Oreo is our 5 year old pup who is full of energy. He helps to keep the stress levels down and tries to clean the shop with just a wag of his tail.