Each prathermade product is designed and made in rural Ohio, USA. Prathermade Creative Workspace is home to our production, design and shipping. At our 1,600 square foot shop, we produce over 10 completely unique, finely made, solid wood vinyl LP storage units. Each product is designed by Jason and Brit Prather who started prathermade in 2015.
prathermade (pray-thur) started as a creative part time venture, creating various home good products, furniture and retail fixtures for local businesses. In 2016 we designed our first record rack, a triple size rack with galvanized pipe in pine wood. The item was a commissioned piece by a local vintage retailer. The rack was well received and friendly advice was taken to produce more and soon various sizes were designed and our love for music was finally matched with our trade. We have now shipped orders to almost every US state and ship internationally on a regular basis.
Our venture as small business owners has lead us to place priority on our local economy. Our products are made from North American hardwoods, from two local and independent lumber yards. Other materials are sourced from local suppliers, including two family owned businesses, Keim Lumber and Crafted Elements along with our mom and pop hardware stores in the area.
Understanding the impact our products have on the environment, we strive for balance. In 2018 we entered a small business partnership with The National Forest Foundation where each dollar donated plants one tree. We donate 1% of our profits to The National Forest Foundation. Other general efforts are also made towards low impact like using non toxic stains and products with low VOCs, recycling, reusing and driving a hybrid car. Compostable waste, such as our planer shavings are used for our chicken pen and given to other livestock owners for bedding.
Each product purchased is made to order. It is made from rough lumber and we see production through from start to finish. We make our products for names, not numbers and have a great appreciation for our customers. We’re not only connected to our customers through orders, but through music. Any questions, problems, feedback or words of appreciation can be emailed to Brit: email@example.com.
photos in this section by Studio KMR Photography (couple photo: Brit Prather)