Keith Schoonover / Wood Eye Wood Products
wood / functional wood
Hometown: Smithsburg, MD
Keith Schoonover runs Wood Eye Wood products with his wife, Lori, and daughter, Carlin, on their farm in Wolfsville, MD.
He started making furniture while still in high school but put woodworking to the side for a decade or so while earned a living as a trucker. When he started a portable sawmill business, he inherited an abundance of tree lumber. Rather than sell it for firewood, he started making beautiful handcrafted furniture.
Many of his furniture pieces bear untrimmed edges, similar to the designs of Nakashima, one of Keith’s chief design influences.
The Schoonovers enjoy making custom designed furniture and have had a number of high profile customers including Redskins player, Chris Cooley, the Matchbox Restaurants as well as pieces for movies and other high profile projects.