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Sabbath-Day Woods Products Proudly Made in America All the materials used to make Sabbath-Day Woods items are sustainably sourced, including the palm wax for candles, with RSPO-certified sourcing. “We sustainably source because of a deep love for our forests, mountains, animals, and community, and the delicate ecological infrastructure holding everything together,” Desmond explained. “Sustainability is honoring to the God we serve and means the world to us — literally! We are Sabbath-keeping Christians, in love with the God who first loved us, seeking to live in and share with others His beautiful kindness and grace.” To learn more about Sabbath-Day Woods call 828-235-9444.


esmond Suarez is a second-generation woodworker with decades of woodworking and artist experience, proudly creating the highest-quality wood products for the home. Each piece is designed to be used and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and onward by future generations. Every wood product is hand-rubbed with the company’s exclusive lemon Beesoil, a food-safe oil that seeps into the wood grain for a smoother and more durable finish. More than 250 retailers across the country currently carry Sabbath-Day Woods items, including the Biltmore House in Asheville, N.C., just a few miles down the road from the Sabbath-Day Woods shop and studio in Canton, N.C.


About the Family

Desmond Suarez, designer and owner of Sabbath-Day Woods, grew up creating sawdust with his father, a furniture maker. After spending more than 35 years as a professional furniture designer and maker, Desmond transitioned his own business, Sabbath-Day Woods, into fine functional home artwork. Devin Suarez, Desmond’s son and Sabbath-Day Woods’ lead craftsman, is involved in the design and production of every handmade piece born in the workshop. Desmond Suarez II, Desmond’s oldest son, is a full-time high school teacher, but helps out on the IT side of Sabbath-Day Woods, keeping the website and other apps and software running smoothly. Every Sabbath-Day Wood’s wooden piece and candle is made by Desmond, Devin, and/or Aaron Gonzalez, a family friend and fellow craftsman.

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Sabbath Day Woods

Handcrafted from certified sustainable Appalachian cherry and hard maple woods, with a fine, hand-rubbed oil finish. Modern touch in design and may be hung on the wall or set on a shelf. American-made quartz movement with black pendulum. 828-235-9444

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Smart Retailer August/September 2019  

Smart Retailer August/September 2019