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Custom, handmade tables & furniture

Using locally-sourced and reclaimed materials, Groundwork builds-to-order handcrafted furniture. Their designs are modern and classic and can be made in any style, material and size. In our modern world where container loads of furniture are reproduced and shipped around the globe, Groundwork prides itself on it’s local, hands-on, individualized approach.


Brian & Ernie

Ernie Sesskin and Brian Foster brought together a passion for architecture, antiques (of all genres), interior and garden design to create Groundwork in '93. Brian and Ernie live and work in Philadelphia, PA.



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