Dovetail Featured in Filson Catalog


The phone rang a few months ago and it was the creative folks at Filson. They had an idea to recognize the craftspeople who built their flagship store in Seattle. “Would the team be interested in modeling for an upcoming catalog?” they asked.

A few meetings later, we’re all in our wood shop while Filson documented our woodworkers as they processed Douglas fir for a new Filson store in Boston. Next we visited our metal shop to photograph our metal fabricators while they welded up a fireplace surround for a residential project. Lastly, we swung by a job-site to capture our carpenters framing a new home we’re building in Queen Anne.

Below are our featured woodworkers, metal fabricators, and carpenters. We’re honored to be highlighted in Filson’s catalog. We’re grateful for our work and deeply appreciative of our clients who make this work possible and allow us to create at the highest level of our craft.

 Left: Lucas Trautman frames a new residential project in Seattle. Right: Jesse Knutson builds a jig for fabricating casework.

Left: Lucas Trautman frames a new residential project in Seattle. Right: Jesse Knutson builds a jig for fabricating casework.

 Left: Oscar Sanchez Mendoza selects steel for fabricating a fireplace surround. Right, Brooke Nakhuda drives the forklift into our wood shop.

Left: Oscar Sanchez Mendoza selects steel for fabricating a fireplace surround. Right, Brooke Nakhuda drives the forklift into our wood shop.

 Albie Ish operates the Bridgeport mill in our metal shop.

Albie Ish operates the Bridgeport mill in our metal shop.

 Left: Isac Osterstrom frames a new residence in Seattle. Right, Sam Coleman mills Douglas fir for a countertop destined for the new Filson store in Boston.

Left: Isac Osterstrom frames a new residence in Seattle. Right, Sam Coleman mills Douglas fir for a countertop destined for the new Filson store in Boston.

 Matt Lawson measures steel in our metal shop.

Matt Lawson measures steel in our metal shop.

 Above is the entire catalog. Check out other collaborators and craftspeople in the Pacific Northwest. We’re thrilled to be included amongst such creative talent.

Above is the entire catalog. Check out other collaborators and craftspeople in the Pacific Northwest. We’re thrilled to be included amongst such creative talent.