Custom | Modern | Furniture
 

Tony Ward

USMC veteran, furniture designer and builder

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I was born in Grafton, North Dakota. Both my grandfathers had a passion for woodworking, and I spent plenty of hours helping my dad build furniture from reclaimed barn wood (way before it was cool). I fell in love with woodworking in high school and got a job at a custom home building company where I learned finish carpentry. After highschool I attended college for a couple years before deciding to join the Marine Corp, where I spent a total of 5 ½ years. On my last deployment my unit was in Afghanistan, and on May 22, 2011 we were on a mission clearing villages when myself and 3 other Marines were wounded by an IED. A piece of shrapnel pierced my back and chest, but by the grace of God and the work of some extraordinary Marines I was saved. After being hospitalized for two weeks, I spent the next 2 years recovering before being medically retired from the Marine Corp. Shortly after I returned to my earlier trade, this time building cabinetry.

It’s been a lifelong dream to design and build custom furniture, crafting it uniquely for each customer, and for both you and I to experience the satisfaction of seeing an idea become a reality. In today’s world of computerized manufacturing it's more important than ever to create and build by hand. I truly believe that furniture needs to be built with an eye for quality rather than quantity, speed, or expense. My time in the Marines instilled in me a passion for excellence, and the years of learning from my grandfathers and dad gave me the skill. At Ward and Weston I create pieces that are crafted to stand the test of time. My hope is that what we create together will be passed on to coming generations.

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Tony Ward

 

about the name

My mother’s maiden name is Weston, and my dad’s last name is Ward. Both of my grandfathers were farmers who enjoyed woodworking as a hobby, spending their spare time carving and  building furniture. I chose the name Ward and Weston as a way to honor their legacy.