Component maker Osborne Wood Products marks 40th year
February 27, 2019 | 8:37 am CST

TOCCOA, Ga. -- Osborne Wood Products, Inc. is celebrating 40 years of supplying the cabinetry, remodeling and furniture trades with decorative wood components. Founded in 1979 in the Appalachian foothills of Toccoa, the family-owned and operated company has grown to become a major wood furniture components manufacturer and high-tech logistics company.

Osborne Wood’s origins trace back four decades to when Leon and Janice Osborne began manufacturing wood furniture components in their garage and selling them through a local country co-op. The company’s offerings have grown, as has its 80,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution location equipped with state-of-the-art CNC woodworking equipment.

Noteworthy changes through the years have included the 1998 debut of its e-commerce website. In 2006, lean management tactics were employed. In 2008 Osborne expanded using environmentally-friendly products, and the in 2012 introduced full table and other furniture kits.

Osborne Wood sells unfinished wood furniture components, hardware, acrylics, metal corbels, casters and wood project kits to cabinetmakers, furniture builders, cabinetmakers, and hobbyists. It offers more than 1,500 SKUs in 15 standard wood types, 92 percent of which are available for same-day shipping. See

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