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Louie’s first love for woodworking is all thanks to his grandfather, who he used to watch and help make birdhouses, tables and Christmas decorations when he was just a little boy.  Louie took woodshop in school, worked as a union carpenter, built furniture in a cabinet shop and then spent over 10 years in sales.  More recently, as Louie’s wife yearned for the contemporary, in-style furniture in top-end stores, did Louie say, ‘Hey, I can make that…and I can make it better!’  As a husband and father to two young boys, Louie began his woodworking again in his spare time, making a TV entertainment system, live-edge coffee table, live-edge shelves, bookshelves, and even patio furniture.  As friends came over, they too yearned for these unique pieces of furniture that couldn’t be found anywhere.  His passion after all these years has resurfaced and he is making custom furniture and restoring antique pieces in his shop.  Louie has the capability to design anything a customer envisions and make it a reality.  His forte is working with wood, giving it a smooth or rough look, or even making it appear to be metal.  He loves to create pieces with a live edge look or even incorporate an industrial look with pipes.  Don’t look any further…contact Louie today to create your custom work of art!  

 
 
 

 I truly wish that I wrote this review earlier. There was a particular moment when a reflective assessment would have better served Louie in terms of positive marketing and useful feedback (then again, the pictures are a glowing endorsement that a thousand words would fail to convey). Specifically, when we were waiting for the final product, as first-time customers, we were experiencing an excitement comparable to the anticipation that a child feels waiting for Christmas morning... Good luck and enjoy your one-of-a-kind purchase from a person who will deliver artistry, quality and execution. 

Piyali S

Thank you so much Louie Bravo. The base is absolutely gorgeous! You really outdid yourself, I can not stop staring at it!!  With just a picture I took of the base, Louie was able to replicate it for me. It is truly amazing, the detail is just unbelievable, and the color is perfect! He was able to match the color perfectly from just the spindle we were able to detach.  He sent me pictures throughout the process but I was speechless when I saw it in person Friday night when he brought it to my home!! I really did not expect such an amazing and gorgeous piece of furniture! I am so pleased and grateful for the amazing job you did and that you put your heart and soul into making it!! You made it as if you were making it for your own home!! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!!  PS I have a few more pieces I need. I will text you!

Julie F

Custom, hand built, quality furniture is almost impossible to find anymore, and like the saying goes, ‘it’s good to know someone’. I feel fortunate to know Louie and have come across his works of art. Large furniture stores that have taken over just cannot deliver the same quality and definitely not customization. Louie Bravo worked with me every step of the way to build EXACTLY what I wanted. He sent me pictures throughout the process and kept me involved, which I thought was really cool, plus no surprises. The piece is not only solid wood, but is built sturdy. The craftsmanship and detail is priceless. You can pick out the type of wood and stain or colors you want to use. Whether you have your own idea, need something refurbished, or have a picture of a piece you want him to replicate, he does it all.

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Ledgewood, NJ

Phone: 973-879-2655

louie@againstthegrain-online.com

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