Zachary Voelker didn’t set out on a direct path to establish Unclad Grain.

Yet, while stationed as a Marine in Japan, Voekler soon found himself yearning to work with his hands, just as his father had taught him as a young man. Half a world away from everything he knew, Zach soon felt at home in an Okinawa workshop, enticed by the intricacies of Japanese woodworking techniques and a profession that blends art and tradition with functionality. Suddenly, much like the wood he whittled formed, chiseled, and carved into new, Zach found his life path reshaped, and Unclad Grain born.

Design Your Tradition

Zach’s passion for creating the unexpected out of the ordinary.
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The rhythms of his workshop offer Zach the freedom to engineer anything he can imagine.

If you can envision it, he can build it. His entire body and soul goes into the pulling of wood; reshaping and restoring heirloom materials before being finally reborn as a new work of art, fit for a museum, but strong enough to bear the strain of everyday use, support an entire family’s love, or become the keystone focus point of your office.  (this feels like too much)

Woodworking is not just a job to Zach, but a passion that comes naturally to him. Voekler prides himself on legacy pieces that stand out and entice you to appreciate organic beauty and how one pair of hands can turn a simple, subtle structure into a refined sense of wonder.

Unclad Grain looks to nature to create the unexpected. Voelker’s woodworking talent is entwined with an appreciation of natural materials and the understanding of aesthetic appeal. Every finished Unclad Grain piece tells the story of a young man uncovering a truthfulness that’s rich and layered with the memories of the old world and the promise of a new beginning. Voelker doesn’t just build furnishings, he creates new traditions already rich with history.