Swede Schmidt is the mastermind behind what is known as Mustache Flats Furniture. His building style collects barn woods and other reclaimed materials. He seems to put them in a blender and they get spit out as AMAZING dining tables, shelving, benches and an array of other furniture pieces. It then has the most durable finish known to man! Like seriously you could re-enter the atmosphere, crash land on a deserted island and survive. (It’s a theory we wouldn’t recommend trying, but it hasn’t been disproven either soo…)
Let’s take a step back. Swede is the physical embodiment of a Grizzly bear and his furniture perfectly reflects that. It’s extremely tough on the outside but is super cute and cuddly at the same time somehow. And don’t try to cuddle him in person…actually wait no. Try it and let us know what happens😉 Swede has been building furniture since his childhood, which we also can’t disprove. It wouldn’t surprise us however either because his builds are phenomenal. He creates a perfect bond between form and function, taking barn woods and somehow creating artistry and actual usability in it is no simple feat. He has spent his lifetime understanding human habits and creating pieces that hit your heart strings.
If you haven’t seen or tried any Mustache Flats furniture, we would HIGHLY recommend it. It’s aim is to push the limits on what we believe furniture can be. If you “don’t know you style” come see it in person. It can give you the feeling of a completed home. And isn’t that what life is really about?
His tables aren’t “just tables” they’re the items we eat on with the family at Thanksgiving and hold hands, reminiscing of the days before smart phones. Remembering staying out too late at your best friend’s house and running home because the sun was setting. His pieces are ones that out live and out last generations. They can be passed down from grandparents to grandkids taking every blemish from a family gathering along the way.
Until next time friends:)
The Recycled Room Team