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.  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 2014 when we bought a house and couldn't find furniture that was modern and functional in design and wasn't overpriced for the quality.  Bevin had experience as an industrial welder in the oil industry and John taught himself woodworking over the years.  So we thought...why not build our own furniture?  We built furniture for ourselves in our garage and when the neighbors had had enough of us we decided to find a shop and try our hand at building things for other people.  We started the business at the end of 2016 and since we've been slowly and steadily trying to build it from the ground up.  We both still work day jobs to support ourselves while we get up and going; John is an electrical engineer and Bevin is a geophysicist.  It's tough to do it all, the struggle is real!!  We think it will be worth it, we believe our products are quality and our designs are functional and aesthetically pleasing.  Every piece we make is built from scratch by the two of us (in a shop with no A/C in Houston) so you can believe we've put a lot of effort into it!  We really appreciate you stopping by!       






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