About Us

Studio Madera creates custom, heirloom quality furniture for a small discriminating client base. Every piece built by Studio Madera is handcrafted from solid wood, carefully selected for grain appeal and match, and features traditional joinery, which is incorporated into the overall design aesthetic. This combination of joinery, which is selected for both strength and visual appeal, and our meticulous attention to grain ultimately lead to furniture that will stand the tests of time and ensure the most natural movement and beauty of the wood are expressed. We personally sign each piece not only as a testament to the quality, but as a guarantee of our work for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Studio Madera was founded by Will Pew in 1998 and is based in Tucson, AZ.

Will Pew

Will PewWill Pew became interested in furniture design while studying architecture at the University of Arizona in Tucson. After three years in the architecture program, he decided to focus on furniture, and transferred to the department of history where he received his degree, with a minor in architecture. After a brief stint working under a local furniture maker, Will set out on his own and has not looked back. Will views the process of designing and building furniture as embodying both art and function, and feels that the ideal result of his endeavors are pieces which reflect this view.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible. Other interests include skiing, travel and hiking.