5 Local Wood Furniture Shops in the Philippines to Explore

May 27, 2024

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Hannah Haber

There’s something special about wood furniture you won’t find in any other material—a living quality. Unlike cold metal or sterile plastic, wood breathes, ages gracefully, and tells a story with every grain and patina. It’s a canvas for the artisan’s touch, imbued with the warmth of human creation and the enduring beauty of nature itself.

In the Philippines, woodwork has long been an important part of its culture and tradition, making it one of the most treasured and revered art forms. Because of its rich natural resources, the country is home to various wood species, which enriches the palette of Filipino artisans. This abundance allows them to craft furniture with a distinctive visual character. And as home designs slowly align towards sustainability, woodcraft becomes an essential tool to create eco-friendly solutions with timeless aesthetics. 

To bring the same natural allure and enduring quality into your home, here are five local wood furniture shops in the Philippines to explore.

Nooke

5 Local Wood Furniture Shops in the Philippines to Explore.

Founded by Abbey Manlilic and Ada Laud in 2018, Nooke is a lifestyle store located in St. Salcedo, Makati City. Valuing living spaces is their prime mission in crafting bespoke pieces that answer to your indoor rituals. To them, the term “living space” goes beyond its textbook definition and should be “a space that is alive.” And as people grow alongside their spaces, they need an element that ages beautifully along them. 

With this vision, they chose wood as the “more authentic” natural material for their craft. Through their meticulous design process, Nooke lets wood’s innate imperfections shine through. The weathered grains and darkened surface become a cherished part of the wood’s story, a quality they believe all homeowners should embrace.

Their works range from chairs, stools, benches, desks, coffee tables, side tables, and even wood-framed mirrors. They also ship outside Metro Manila and offer cashless payment methods for your convenience.  

HASPI Furniture

5 Local Wood Furniture Shops in the Philippines to Explore.

Led by Jovenchi Santos, HASPI Furniture showcases Bataan’s homegrown artisans and crafts since 2013. Located in the town of Orani, the business began by sharing the handmade projects of Santos’ architect father. But upon seeing piles of rotten wood and scraps in 2017, the founder decided to turn them into something useful again. Thus, the official birth of HASPI Furniture’s unique and sustainable products.

Presently known for their tagline, “We bring nature to your home,” they create different furniture from a variety of tree species. Mahogany, acacia, gmelina, narra, century mango, and iron wood are some of their most used materials. But they also let their clients choose their preferred wood and even suggest sample designs. 

Along with making unconventional coffee, side, and center tables, they also offer made-to-order home decor and renovations. With their aim to help define the province’s trademark crafts, the business already gained recognition and partnerships from local and regional organizations. 

Albero

5 Local Wood Furniture Shops in the Philippines to Explore.

Originating in Angeles, Pampanga, Albero is a furniture manufacturer and retailer that champions quality, functionality, and style. Famous for their minimalist design, this local wood furniture shop delivers timeless, handmade custom pieces carved from walnut, ash, and beech woods. 

More than supporting highly skilled Filipino artisans, they also pride themselves with eco-friendly efforts by selecting only sustainably sourced materials. Even their products are treated with non-pollutant water-based varnish to protect not only the wood’s quality, but also your health. 

Along with tables, desks, sideboards, shelves, benches, and chairs, they add otto pillows to their various collections. Aside from offering nationwide and international shipping, Albero also maintains strong customer relationships by giving after-sales services. 

The Den Furniture & Retail Displays

Spearheaded by Engineer Therese Anne Rollan-Soriano in 2017, The Den is a furniture and retail shop situated in Antipolo City. It first started selling made-to-order, custom wood panels, crates, and mini shelves used in online selling and other local stores. Using pinewood as their main material, they use compressor sprayer and automotive paint for higher quality finish. 

But pinewood could go farther than simply selling equipment. So, the Den  decided to decorate home interiors, too, by offering larger cabinets, desks, dining and coffee tables, closets, shoe racks, and even pet houses. 

Now with more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, they provide furniture rental services and ship nationwide, as well. 

Murillo

5 Local Wood Furniture Shops in the Philippines to Explore.

Despite being formally established in 1993, Murillo has been built on a generational legacy since the early 60s in Cebu. Beginning as Asher Murillo’s favorite pastime, his sons, Allan and Christopher, continue this artistic passion for furniture making. Acquiring all the needed skills, they also made it their life’s work and won various awards for their innovative creations. 

With the best craftspeople, the brothers dedicate themselves to constant research and development to offer unique transitional and contemporary pieces. Allan creates the design concepts for furniture while Christopher crafts decorative pieces such as sculptures, lamps, wall decors, and paintings. 

Unafraid to transcend boundaries, they combine synthetic and natural materials–like rattan, wicker, wood, and abaca. Now with over 150 artisans helping in bringing their designs into life, Murrilo offers a wide array of living, dining, and bedroom furniture collections. 

Despite the advancements in the current furniture making industry, the strength of deep-rooted woodwork traditions remain undiminished. These local shops are living proof that the soul and character of handcrafted wood furniture continue to resonate with Filipinos. 

And by supporting thriving businesses like them, you’re not just acquiring a beautifully crafted piece into your home. You’re also investing in the future of Filipino artistry and ensuring that this timeless tradition continues to captivate generations to come. 

Photos courtesy of featured shops.

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