Welcome to Upward & Oak Furniture Designs! My name is Amanda and I have been building and refinishing furniture (plus more!) for over 10 years. It all started when I wanted to fill our home with stylish quality pieces, but as a young growing family, new furniture just wasn’t possible. I thought to myself, why not just figure out how to make your own? I stole my husband’s drill, bought a few 2×4’s and built my first console table. Things took off from there!
I still love building but have unraveled a passion for refinishing as well. I love taking furniture and bringing it back to life while still honoring its original story. My pieces are a mix of revived, refinished, self-built and somewhere in between that all.
When I’m not in my workshop dreaming up ideas, you’ll find me on our Funny Farm spending time with our children, dogs, cats, chickens and six Nigerian Dwarf Goats!
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