About us

Joseph Radic, President of Emmor Works

Surrounded by farmland in the Southern New Jersey community of Vincentown, Emmor Works artisans skillfully make each piece of authentic solid wood furnishings by hand, one at a time.

Serving residential and business customers, we are a custom wood manufacturing shop. Each one-of-a-kind kitchen, dining, living room, office or conference table is made to order especially for you, with delivery in six to eight weeks.

Offering 8 stunning stain colors crafted in our standard sustainable Douglas Fir or premium sustainable Ash wood, our styles and colors are ideal to furnish interiors in the popular decorating styles of traditional, rustic, modern or farmhouse.

The natural beauty of solid wood, with unique grain patterns and arrangement of knots, shines through each furnishing. All our tables are made from SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) Certified Furniture Grade Douglas Fir or Ash.

Each piece that leaves the shop comes out a bit different. That’s what makes woodworking a pleasure and an art. Each piece of lumber has unique grain patterns and knots, and reacts differently to a variety of stains. Plus, given that real people craft each piece, there are always traces of human influences.

A special “thank you” for choosing local craftsmen over mass-produced overseas factories! Our owner, Joseph Radic, got into the furniture business due to another move, this one from Wall Street to a woodworking shop located in southern New Jersey. Radic, with no prior experience in the industry or affinity for woodworking, acquired Emmor Works, which specializes in producing tables by hand, depending on the skill of local artisans. “I knew, as part of my research, that the majority of furniture in the United States is imported. But there are still niches in the U.S. for custom wood furniture, and people like buying products that are made in the USA. And I thought the tables the company were making were beautiful.”

Named for the grandfather of the man who started the business in his barn four years ago, the company specializes in simple, farmhouse-style wood looks that it sells directly to consumers. In the two years since acquiring the company, Radic admits he’s been on the fast track in terms of learning — from how to run and manage the business, to wood species and logistics. But he quickly found his niche, producing conference tables for A-list customers ranging from Ellen DeGeneres to Google, Vonage and stores like Orvis, among dozens of others.

Joseph Radic has found his niche in U.S.-made artisanal, custom conference tables with his company, Emmorworks. “If you think about it, here in New Jersey we’re within four hours of 50 to 60 million people, and we deliver from Boston down to the D.C. area., and custom is where it is at now,” he says. “Where else in New York, Philadelphia, Boston or D.C. can you get a table made in 30 to 40 business days to your specifications?” 

When Radic took over Emmor Works, the majority of the tables were designed for residential use, with farmhouse styles starting at $525 retail, and butcher-block in the neighborhood of $2,800. “People like buying locally, and they like having things that are unique,” he says. And, the interior design community has begun to take note, he said.

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