Littlebranch Enterprises began in 2000 following the wedding of our oldest daughter. Kelly built several unique garden benches and tables for the reception; friends and family commented on Kelly’s talent and encouraged him to expand his craft. We began selling rustic log furniture at craft shows and by 2001, had expanded to log home shows and internet marketing. Other than watching David Marks, and Norm Abram on ‘New Yankee Workshop’, Kelly is self-taught, which speaks to his remarkable gift and artistic vision to produce unique and ‘one-of-a-kind’ pieces.
In 2008, Cathy, a lifelong nurse, began a PhD program that eventually resulted in employment as nursing faculty in Nashville, necessitating the need to move our company. In June 2014, we took a major step by opening our Littlebranch Gallery at 901 2nd Ave. South in downtown Nashville.
The name ‘Little Branch’ comes from the creek that ran through our 16-acre property in Hamilton, Georgia at the foot of Ross Mtn. ( Sadly we sold our place in Hamilton. Ga to move to Nashville, TN) Kelly designs every piece of rustic furniture. Beyond the woodshop, a large ‘wood yard’ of cedar logs and stumps; redwood burl slabs, black walnut, cypress, and maple burl slabs provides a rich selection from which to build. A community of other artists have apprenticed under Kelly to assist in production while also offering the opportunity to build and expand their own craft.
Since its inception, Kelly Maxwell and Littlebranch Farm has been published in many local publications and four major log home magazines, including Log Home Design Ideas (July 2003), Log Home Living (March 2009), Country Best Log Homes (January 2010), Nashville arts ( May 2015) Log Home Living (August 2015), and Nashville Lifestyle ( August 2016) We have become known for the quality, originality, and captivating beauty of our work. We specialize in redwood and black walnut slab furniture, unique large slab pieces, custom cedar log beds, and mixed wood originals (hickory, redwood, black walnut, maple burl, barn wood, etc.). We are perhaps best known for our stump pedestal vanities, rustic tables, rustic vanities and custom, rustic, mixed-wood cabinetry.
Our specialty is custom woodwork, and as such, we do not produce items in volume or provide a catalog. Our customers can be assured that they are getting original work, designed exclusively by Kelly Maxwell. Our greatest satisfaction is a happy customer. We stand behind every piece that we build and will make every effort to see that our customers are satisfied. Clients are welcome to come to our shop and hand-pick their logs or slabs prior to construction or if distance is an obstacle, we will photograph the logs or slabs in advance and email for approval. Most of our customers trust Kelly’s ability to select the wood and craft pieces that go beyond what they have imagined.
Please feel free to call or email us to inquire about any item you may be interested in. We can furnish pieces for any room in the home or office, including rustic kitchen cabinets, rustic sofas, rustic accent tables, bedside tables and chests, rustic juniper lamps, mantles, and beautiful rustic slab desks.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Kelly and Cathy Maxwell