Outer Woods

Outer Woods

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You are different. You are bold. Your wood should be too.


Meet the artist:

Who the hell and what the hell is behind Outer Woods?

To try and give a short answer, my name is Tanner, and Outer Woods is my dream, my baby. It’s a high end, custom woodworking company located in Austin, TX, and as we continue to grow, I hope that it organically becomes synonymous with a lifestyle brand encouraging people to be the best versions of themselves, living the best lives possible.

I went to school for and started my career as a biomedical engineer. I wanted to solve problems, I wanted to build things, I wanted to be creative and analytical at the same time.

Call me impatient, maybe say that my head is in the clouds, but as I went down the path of a product development engineer in the orthopedic implant industry, I didn’t feel like I got to do those things.

I also had this insatiable entrepreneurial bug…

So I came to this conclusion: why should I spend all my working hours doing something I wasn’t thrilled about all in the name of developing someone else’s dream just so that I could make a comfortable salary?

And thus, Outer Woods was born. An adventure where I got to develop and company and a lifestyle brand that was 100% in line with my own personality. Wild. Robust. Courageous. Bold. Authentic. Funny. High quality. Empathetic.

I think this picture with me backpacking with my partner and a llama sums up a lot of the emotions and feelings I want to be associated with Outer Woods. Our pieces are one of a kind, our experiences are unique and authentic, our pieces are a tribute to the beautiful and bold natural world. The adventure is wild.

I don’t know, you can disregard everything I said here also and just fall back on this fact. Our pieces and furniture aren’t fake and mass manufactured by robots. They are hand crafted by this fellow that you see in this picture. The person. Not the llama. We have offered this llama a job many times, but he wants to be an attorney. The best candidates are the hardest to acquire.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 05/19/2023

Pure walnut sofa table and end tables.

These pieces originated from a relatively common problem amongst homeowners and interior designers, and we were able to implement a seemingly uncommon solution.

Does this problem sound familiar to you?

“We are homeowners and we are wanting to get some new furniture for our house. Our interior designer has pulled a few options, and we like their ideas, but the specific pieces aren’t right for us. The wood isn’t pretty enough and it doesn’t feel authentic, the materials for the sofa table don’t fit our aesthetic, and the sizes of everything aren’t appropriate for our space, can you help?”

Upon looking, it was apparent that the wood selection from these big box stores was pine, just dyed to look nice, and the pieces were mass produced with no eye for the appreciation of the actual wood used.

As a small business, obsessed with trying to honor the craft of true custom woodworking, obsessed with the natural beauty of authentic and real wood, and obsessed with trying to deliver quality lifelong pieces for our clients, we were able to implement a solution to their problems.

First we used real walnut wood, not stained pine, no veneers, real authentic hardwood. Next instead of using planks of fine walnut, we took it to the next step and we used one slab of walnut to produce all the cuts of wood you see in this set. That does 2 things, first, there are no joint lines, no glue up lines, the grain is 100% continuous and flowing. Second, it makes all the wood parts of these pieces perfectly match each other since everything came from the same tree.

Just as importantly, we were able to design and create these pieces to the exact shape, size, and aesthetics that the homeowner and their interior designer wanted.

Just another day’s work at Outer Woods.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 03/31/2023

Don’t let the simplistic design fool you, this table has quite a few details that make it unique!

This table is called a Chabudai, which is a traditional Japanese piece of furniture and is meant to be clean, robust, solid, and elegant at the same time. The detail that produces that aesthetic comes from 12/4 thick white oak. A phenomenally thick cut of a classically beautiful species of wood. The trick is having the tools and the experience to shape this difficult to work with wood into something void of imperfections. Clean joint lines. Completely flat faces. Perfect angles.

It was a pleasure to design and hand craft this piece, and we look forward to custom making coffee tables like this for many more clients and interior designers to come.


Fox is an Outer Woods brand ambassador. She proudly wore the logo as she absolutely tore up the 14er: Mt. Sneffels.

Backpacking with a dog is a wonderful experience, it adds new challenges, creates new opportunities, and presents another personality to enjoy.

Biggest takeaways from this trip with Fox:

1) just like use, dogs need conditioning to ensure their stamina holds up on a tough hike.
2) keep your dog on a leash even if they are well trained. Their are a lot of marmots and chipmunks that can cause a dog to bolt and potentially get injured.
3) While at each campsite, bring a runner line, tie it between two trees, thread it through your dog’s leash, then they have more ground to walk around.


What feelings and thoughts are behind the mountains of Outer Woods? For us there are the initial obvious ones: quality, hard work, attention to detail, perseverance, things that surround how we approach woodworking.

However there’s a second list that we hope to exhibit through the actions we take outside of the sawdust: a feeing of adventure, new experiences, and a focus on living an interesting and fulfilling story to the best of your abilities.


The chopper and the block. What a couple of gifts these two made this holiday season, a pure walnut end grain cutting board, and a high carbon steel knife from accompanied by a pecan handle from .

This pair, when use together, will aesthetically impress anyone in the room, but the real magic comes from the functionality.

A high carbon steel knife used on the forgiving end grain wood orientation with stay sharper so much longer than stainless steel on plastic boards.

Step up your chef game with this combo.


While we’ve been away, we’ve been grinding. Big things have been set in motion for Outer Woods, and we are excited to get back on the horse to share those things in the coming days and weeks.


We love balcony tables and we love Austin!

Comment below what skyline you would enjoy at your balcony table!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 06/08/2022

Father’s Day is right around the corner….

Look to Outer Woods for a gift every Father deserves!

-8.5” Chef’s knife, hand crafted by
-Solid pecan handle
-High carbon steel (not stainless steel that dulls quicker)
- Signature Brute de forge (the cool rustic forged metal look on the spine of the blade)

Outer Woods is excited to continue our partnership with to create these beautiful and functional tools.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 06/02/2022

Are you ready for this?

Outer Woods is excited to launch our new product collaboration with

The sleek 4” paring knife.

What we love about it:

-Handle is made from the scaffolding of a dried prickly pear cactus leaf, infused with stone colored resin

-High carbon steel (not stainless steel from Amazon that dulls quickly)

- The signature Brute de forge (the cool rustic forged metal look on the spine of the blade)

Run don’t walk y’all to our shop for these knives for life long blades to pair with our boards!


What came first, the Boss or the Desk?

On one hand, someone can rise up through the ranks, have a command over their craft, become ~The Boss~, and feel like, “I deserve a battle station worthy of my accomplishments.”

On the other hand, one could be but a young, hungry, tenacious dreamer, and feel, “I’m going to be ~The Boss~, and I’ll show everyone all about it.” Maybe the desk is the push they need get where they want to be earlier, even if that’s not the status they have right now.

Which one describes your journey?

Photos from Outer Woods's post 05/24/2022

A White Oak, End Grain, Cutting Board to remember. While the mesmerizing patterns that you see are only possible because of the natural beauty of the wood fibers, they’re only observed because of deliberate and practiced ex*****on. The patterns you see were no accident.

Just like each one of us: no one board will ever be the same as another. No one board can be replicated. We can guarantee you that.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 05/16/2022

It is officially that time of year again. Lawn games, outdoor parties, backyard BBQ, beach days, poolside lounging.

You’ll find us playing Stumpfe: a lawn game from Outer Woods that is the perfect summer activity. Outer Woods makes Stumpfe sets from quality, beautiful wood. Walnut. Pecan. White Oak. African Mahogany.

Be warned, this game will strengthen some relationships, and ruin others ;)

Check out the website at OuterWoods.net for a full list of species and a rules video!


Photos from Outer Woods's post 05/08/2022

Happy Mother’s Day from Outer Woods! To all the mothers out there that grind hard 365 days a year, thank you. We can honestly say Outer Woods would not be where it is today without their support.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 05/07/2022

What you can expect when ordering from Outer Woods!

Our products are packaged and protected for a safe delivery along with your certificate for trees planted thanks to your purchase!

We love the final step of unboxing and hope y’all do too.

Please don’t forget to leave us a review on google so we can continue to serve y’all!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 05/02/2022

Which view do y’all prefer?
Swipe to see the perfect haven in the big city!

Outer Woods is obviously inspired by Mother Nature, but a trip into the concrete jungle inspires us to help create an atmosphere many people are lacking.

Check out our shop for the perfect accent of the great outdoors in your home today!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 04/28/2022

The wait is over! Thank you to all who participated in the giveaway, but of course there can only be one winner…….. !!

For all those who weren’t as lucky today, check out our website to get the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year! We really do appreciate all the continued support, and this will not at all be the only giveaway!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 04/24/2022

💕Outer Woods Mother’s Day Giveaway is Happening! 💕

To enter:
1. Follow
2. Like this post
3. Tag a friend in the comments below
4. Share to your story

You can enter as many times as you would like! Just tag a different friend.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, 27 April at 10:00 pm, and receive a FREE custom engraved pecan end grain cutting board!

Best of luck to all that enter!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 04/22/2022

Swipe to see my team stay loyal through it all!

In all seriousness, Outer Woods has made incredible strides this past year, none of which could have been possible without the support of my friends, family, and business partners.
Outer Woods is proud to say we have:
-Over 50 pieces sold across 7 states.
A proud partnership with .
-Officially an LLC and trademarked.
-Pending a new collection release.
-Expanding to a larger location in the upcoming months.

We are waking up from our dream and it’s becoming a reality!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 02/06/2022

Outer Woods is excited to announce our new partnership with !

This organization works to grow forests around the world while partnering with businesses who want to give back.

We understand that our product relies on Mother Nature and we intend to thank her properly in this journey by supporting her along the way.

Each product purchased will result in two trees planted, one to replace the one from our creation and one to give back.

Join our growing community today and help grow our planet 🌏.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 01/28/2022

Have you seen the new Folding Balcony Table by Outer Woods?

This compact table connects to the railing of any balcony and allows you to have dinner with a view.

When you’re ready to dine, simply lift the platform to lock it into place, after you’ve finished that delicious meal, lower the platform for next time.

Whether you’ve got a view of downtown, or you’ve curated your own balcony greenhouse with plants, from home cooked seared tuna to drive through burgers, enjoy a meal outside. Inquire about yours today!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 01/23/2022

Hey y’all, Outerwoods is rolling out a new product that is growing as a crowd favorite!

Our new, End Grain Cutting Boards

Why we love it:

🪵 Type of wood: maple (1) walnut(2) walnut/maple (3)
🪵 Dimensions 24inches by 18 inches.
🪵 End grain is the strongest orientation of grain on any type of wood.
🪵Takes extra care and attention to detail to make these as it requires methodical utilization of all the end grain from a single long cut of lumber.
🪵 Grooves along the outer edge a perfect to catch juices.
🪵 Finger grooves to lift.
🪵 Possibilities for patterns and organization of squares are endless!

Visit our shop before they are sold out!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 01/22/2022

This dining table/gaming table was crafted for a family new to Austin out of Seattle and made for a warm Texas welcome 🤠.
A little bit about the piece:

🪵 The live edge top is divided into 4 separate leaves that can all be removed to reveal the gaming surface.
🪵 Live edge table top is made from 2 book matched Mesquite slabs that were over 100 inches long.
🪵 This particular customer piece is very unique, as it is very rare for mesquite to grow that big and produce such massive slabs.
🪵Table top was connected by a winding river of 8 gallons of black resin.
🪵Gaming section is made from black walnut fine lumber.
🪵 Charcoal felt lines the playing surface.
🪵 Custom welded legs imported from North Carolina.
🪵 Excitingly, the largest Outer Woods piece to date!

Message/Email us to find a piece that’s right for you!
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Photos from Outer Woods's post 01/01/2022

Kicking off the new year with a surprisingly unique piece.

Guanacaste wood otherwise known as monkey pod, this tree was from Costa Rica from two trees that fused together early on it it’s growth created 3 inch thick slab coffee table with metal leg accents!

Outerwoods continues to expand its horizons, experimenting with designs and materials. Keep on the lookout for what we have in store for 2022!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 10/05/2021

Who else works better outside?

With Outerwoods you can take your remote life to your favorite spot!

Visit our shop to find a piece that’s best for you.

Photos from Outer Woods's post 10/01/2021

The charcuterie possibilities are endless this season with Outerwoods!🍃🍂🍁

Elevate any occasion with our accented resin charcuterie boards.

We are upon the season filled with celebrations equipped with cozy cocoa, oversized sweaters, and of course, all of the snacks!

Message Outerwoods for your perfect piece this season!

Photos from Outer Woods's post 08/26/2021

A trip to the fine lumber yard can be intimidating. Hundreds of bins, a wide range of species of wood, heavy machinery humming. But I can’t get enough of the timeless atmosphere that has stayed true to its craft.

When buying custom furniture, you want to make sure the maker will select the correct wood in terms of quality, color, grain character, and size. ⁣

Which one would you choose?

Shoot us a question about selecting species, sizes of planks, or specific cuts of wood!

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