HISTORY

The first two generations specialized in producing a standard line of furniture that exhibited carved qualities that were unmatched by others (Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company owned and operated by the Stem family). Their specialized techniques were closely guarded secrets that, to this day, are known only by the family and a chosen few. The furniture from those generations are being considered for reproduction in the future.
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Works produced by the Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company in Hastings, Michigan.

The third, fourth, and fifth generations owned and operated a veneer and lumber production mill (Chester B Stem Inc. in Indiana) that dominated the industry in it's time.

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The Chester B. Stem Veneer Mill in New Albany, Indiana

The fifth and sixth generations now operate under the company name of The Wood Gallery. Originally specializing in the production of veneered paneling and table tops, the company has now added hand carved beds. Table tops can be custom made to your specifications. The veneered paneling is available in numerous domestic and exotic veneers (minimum order of 5 panels). Simply contact the sales department to find the design of table top or type paneling that is right for you.
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A board room table and a room with paneling created by The Wood Gallery

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The Family's History
The Family's History
Veneered Paneling
Real Wood Paneling
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Carvings
Carvings
Veneer Patterns
Veneer Patterns
Face Matching
Face Matching
Panel Matching
Panel Matching
Types of Veneer Cuts
Types of Veneer Cuts
Wood Reference Book
Wood Reference Book
Wood Grain Poster
Wood Grain Poster
Wood Grain Description
Wood Grain
Description