Whitmyre Furniture, run by Jared Whitmyre, is a small business specializing in wood furniture and home goods. At Pike Place Market, Jared sells multiple items, from serving trays to small pieces of wall art, cheese boards to butter knives. 

Although 2024 is Whitmyre Furniture’s first year at the Market, Jared is already enjoying being part of the greater, creative community that is Pike Place Market. Working alongside and getting to know the many craftspeople has been both energizing and inspiring.

Jared’s greatest drive is to design and build pieces for you that will one day become heirlooms passed down through generations. He does that by understanding the characteristics of wood and using age-old techniques such as mortise and tenons in his furniture.

Check out Whitmyre Furniture’s hours to know when to catch Jared at Pike Place Market. That way you can come by to say hello! You won’t regret it!

Jared’s Story

As far back as he can remember, Jared has been a creative person; drawing at the coffee table with his older brother; building rickety treehouses on his Grandparents’ farm with cousins; putting together early Erector Sets; you name it, Jared was tinkering with it. He was also taking things apart — often getting into trouble for not reassembling those things to working order. (That is not the case anymore — he promises!)

Fast forward to the end of 2018, Jared came across a furniture maker named Rob Cosman. Seeing what Rob could do with hand tools was, and still is, inspiring to Jared. One day, he found himself thinking, “THAT’S what I want to do!”

Since 2018, Jared has put in many, many hours practicing skills and working with any wood species’ he could get his hands on. He has built boxes, tables, beds, shelving, cabinets, cutting boards, desks, and kitchen utensils, focusing on small improvements with each build. Jared has found his favorite wood to be ash, not only for how beautiful and strong it is, but the historical roots it has with humans throughout time.

Today, when Jared isn’t selling at Pike Place Market, you can find him teaching and working at a woodworking school in Ballard.