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We are a family of farmers and woodcrafters, having over twenty years experience working with aromatic eastern red cedar (juniperous virginiana) here in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Although we produce berries and garden fresh vegetables, it is the hand crafted aromatic red cedar chests that we are most proud of offering.

Our work starts with logs harvested from nearby forests and sawed on our environmentally friendly bandmill. Every scrap of these logs is utilized, from the slabs and sawdust to the planer shavings and scrap blocks. Nothing in this gift from nature is wasted.

For the past twenty years, until the advent of this website, our products have been offered only at the Carrboro-Chapel Hill Farmer's Market. Over the years, word of our quality chests have spread to distant places and it is not uncommon for people to visit the market from afar to purchase our chests.

Now the eldest Graham son, Louis, has taken over the production of chests and the elder keeps the tools and machines sharpened and in good order. Over the years, the Graham children, including Louis, have developed a rewarding little industry from cedar by-products. Enough to cover their high school and college expenses. All the cedar planer shavings and scrap blocks are bagged in hosiery materials and retailed in the farmer's market as sachets to act as insect repellents. Even the sawdust is sold as incense and for ant repellent in mulches.

Our family is happy to learn of the recent studies and findings of certain colleges and universities regarding the natural insecticide properties of aromatic red cedar. What the old folks have known for generations is now being scientifically verified.