About Us


Torch + Timber is a small company based in Houston, TX.  We're dedicated to building you quality handmade wood and metal furniture and other wood and metal products for your home or business.  We handcraft everything we do, so we can create products to your exact needs and specifications.  We're a design and build business, meaning we want to work with you closely from the beginning stages of design, through the build, to delivering a quality final product to you.  Currently we're a team of two, a woodworker and a welder, so you know exactly who is making your product.  We try to to use locally owned businesses to source our supplies as much as possible.  We believe in supporting our community and our planet as much as we can. We look forward to working with you to create your perfect piece!      





Our Story

We're Bevin and John Clay and we welcome you to our website! We began building furniture together in 2015 when we wanted to furnish our home, but just couldn't find what we were looking for.  We either found furniture that was poor quality for the price, or furniture that wasn't quite the style we were looking for. We wanted furniture that was modern and functional in design and made with high quality materials.  

It just so happened that the two of us had the skills we needed to build what we wanted, thus Torch + Timber was created.  Bevin, a geophysicist, had experience as an industrial welder in the oil industry working on a wide range of projects.  John, an electrical engineer, taught himself woodworking over the years. 

We started out in our garage and eventually moved to a 4,000 square foot industrial facility in Southeast Houston.  We started the business at the end of 2016 and since then we've been slowly and steadily trying to build it from the ground up while we worked our day jobs.  It's been tough to do it all, the struggle has been real!!  We think it's worth it, we believe our products are quality and that we're succeeding in creating inspired, functional art. 

Every piece we make is built by hand.  We work with our clients from the design process all the way through the build, in order to ensure we're creating a quality piece that's exactly what you want.  Thanks for stopping by the website, and feel free to send us a message with any questions you may have!