Fast-furniture startup, Woodsy, gets a kick start

The Woodsy  Desk, the company's first product, is a fast furniture ready-to-assemble product.

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LOS ANGELES — Woodsy, a California fast-furniture startup manufacturing solid wood furniture, has developed a desk that can be produced locally in an hour and be assembled by the customer in less than 5 minutes.

"By designing products that can be produced locally in under an hour, we keep prices low and quality high," said CEO David Chippendale.


He said the company had to rethink how furniture was made and embraced robotics to produce a desk using a hybrid workforce.

The Woodsy Desk is the company's first product. It is made from solid slabs of Maple, Cherry, and Walnut, said Chippendale.


The product was announced Kickstarter, and the company says it surpassed its funding goal in 6 hours. The company received $21,772
more than double its goal of $10,000. Woodsy also announced a pre-seed round led by angel investors.


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).