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    Sheldon Myeroff founded Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture in 2013 as a way to stay active, do what he loved to do, and exercise his creativity following his retirement in 2018. Little did he know then that the basement he called his workshop would evolve into a 6000 square foot production facility with some of the country’s best designers and furniture-makers – all staying active, doing what they love to do, and exercising their creativity day in and day out. Learn more about Sheldon, his team, and the way they make it all work at Chagrin Valley.
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Pushing the Envelope With Innovative Furniture Designs

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When it comes to epoxy resin and wood furniture designs, Sheldon Myeroff, Zach Schulte, Sky Ironhorse, and Eric Goodlfellow “push the envelope” to build some of the most stylish river tables made in America. Because of their skills as custom furniture designers, epoxy resin artists, furniture builders, and CAD design experts, some consider our team of furniture makers among the top furniture designers in the U.S. in 2022. They specialize in blending furniture functionality with trendy fashions to improve on previously existing designs already manufactured. CVCF furniture designers create many different types of custom epoxy resin furniture based on the design concepts and designs ideas of our customers. Whether you want a high end epoxy and wood conference table or desk design for your business, or a custom dining table for your home that showcases the perfect match of form and function, we're here to make your vision a reality.

Talk To A Custom Furniture Designer Or Maker At Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture Online Or By Phone

For a quote on handcrafting your epoxy resin river furniture design and shipping it to your home or place of business anywhere in the USA, fill out the form on this page, call Sheldon Myeroff at 440-591-5511 (ext 1001), or email  


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Building His Dream Furniture Company to Build Your Dream Furniture

Watch How Sheldon Myeroff Turned His Hobby Into CVCF After Retirement

Following retirement from his executive recruiting firm, Sheldon Myeroff founded Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture as a vehicle to express his love and passion for furniture making. He had a vision for his new company - one that has remained its guiding light while growing into one of the premier custom furniture companies in America: "Build one piece of furniture at a time. Build it to be the best and most creative piece it can be". Sheldon searched for the right team to support his vision - designers, artists, woodworkers, and carpenters. Today, the CVCF team pushes one another to go above and beyond what they expects of each other to create furniture that is above and beyond what our clients expect. An accomplished draftsman, Sheldon designs furniture the old-fashion way - with a drawing table, a pencil, a protractor and compass, a straight edge, and, most important, an imagination that informs the furniture design that finds its way onto the sketchpad in front of him. Watch this video to see how Sheldon grew and nurtured Chagrin Valley into the company it is today.


A Natural Talent with Natural Materials

Watch Zach Schulte Discuss His Job and Furniture Making at Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture

A native Clevelander, Zach Schulte started his career as a carpenter and home renovation woodworker in Oregon, where he developed a close bond with the land and its precious resources. Returning to Cleveland to become Chagrin Valley's Shop Foreman and VP of Operations, Zach brought with him his love and respect for the natural materials that go into the custom furniture crafted by CVCF. People working in the U.S. furniture design industry are not surprised that CVCF focuses on building modern eco-friendly epoxy resin furniture made with natural materials and sustainably sourced live edge wood slabs. Under Zach's direction, CVCF furniture designers are constantly testing limits and trying out new furniture designs and radical furniture construction techniques. The custom furniture that Zach designs in 2022 are the subject of many frequent posts on social media websites such as InstagramFacebook and Pinterest. Read more about Zach here



Looking to the Future for Inspiration

CVCF designers not only understand how the direction of the American furniture industry is developing, they are actually causing the American furniture market to change with their trendy furniture designs. The charge into the future of furniture is led by Sky Ironhorse, a graduate of the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Art. Her degree is in Industrial Design with a focus on products and furniture design. At CVCF, she juggles several responsibilities. She experiments with new styles of epoxy resin pours, develops new product ideas based on today’s consumer and the latest and hottest furniture trends, and creates beautiful furniture renderings and 3-D modeling for CNC designs. Sky's intimate knowledge of furniture industry design trends and her ability to meet the specific needs of clients has helped set CVCF apart. Sky is a furniture design history buff and draws an immense amount of inspiration from some of the most famous and iconic furniture designers of the 20th century. Read more about Sky Ironhorse here


The Big Guy With the Big Ideas

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Eric Goodfellow Graduated from St. Ignatius with Zach Schulte

When it comes to designing upscale furniture for discerning clients who want top-of-the-line custom furniture, CVCF designers such as Eric Goodfellow have no boundaries. Prior to joining the CVCF family, Eric pursued a career in woodworking and home remodeling. Now reunited in our workshop with high school friend Zach Schulte, together they combine their superb woodworking and carpentry skills in the creation of unique epoxy resin river tables and high end custom epoxy resin and wood furnishings. It is no secret that the modern custom furniture Eric and the CVCF team design is not always affordable to everyone looking to buy custom furniture online, but then again high-end custom furniture, luxury home furnishings and high quality furniture is never cheap, nor made cheaply.  Read more about Eric Goodfellow here.


Though we've featured only four of our designers/builders on this page, we couldn't have acheived the success we've acheived without our talented team, including Brandon Watts (woodworker and certified arborist), Hank Schulte (father of Zach and former high school industrial arts teacher), Eldon Watts (materials engineer/woodworker), and Ed Johnson (woodworker par excellence and our administration and shipping/logistics manager).  


Video: How CVCF Designs and Carves a CNC-Engraved Epoxy & Wood Table

In this video, Chagrin Valley furniture designer Sky Ironhorse programs and operates a handheld CNC Router to carve the outline of Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire into the top of a table that is then filled with colored epoxy. Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture fulfilled the request of a couple by making this one-of-a-kind dining table for their luxury lake house. CVCF specializes in true custom epoxy resin and wood river tables. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, codesigned by the client and our professional furniture designers, and built at our furniture-making facility in Cleveland, Ohio. With our CNC machine, we are able to engrave company logos and other artwork into our epoxy "river" tables. We have built 100% customized river tables for businesses and homeowners all across America. For a quote on handcrafting your epoxy resin river furniture design and shipping it to your home or place of business anywhere in the USA, fill out the form on this page, call Sheldon Myeroff at 440-591-5511 (ext 1001), or email  


Meet A Few Great American Custom Furniture Builders, Designers, & Makers

Who Are The Top Custom Furniture Designers, Makers, Furniture Builders, Craftspeople And Resin Artists At CVCF?

Sheldon Myeroff, Zach Schulte, Eric Goodfellow and Sky Ironhorse are four of the top American custom furniture designers, epoxy resin artists, furniture builders, CAD design experts and furniture makers working in the U.S. today.

They are four of the most innovative furniture designers and they are also experts at making and manufacturing multi-functional furniture by using sustainable and natural furniture materials.

CVCF furniture designers specialize in co-designing furniture with our clients, not for other manufacturers. This is what makes it so much fun. We collaborate with our customers to design tables, chairs, beds, conference tables and decorative accents.

CVCF furniture designers use pencil and paper, sketch pads, CAD software, phones and computers to create many different types of custom furniture based on the design concepts and designs ideas of our customers.

CVCF Co-Designs Custom Furniture Online And By Phone With Customers All Over America [And Then Builds And Ships It]

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Buy Custom Built Furniture From Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture Locally Near You (U.S. Only) Or Online Here – It Is Simple To Order And Fun To Co-Design Your Own “Dream Furniture” With Friendly And Professional CVCF Furniture Designers

About The CVCF Team Of Woodworkers, Carpenters, Custom Furniture Makers, Resin Artists, Cabinetmakers, CAD Designers, Metal Workers And Finishers

The CVCF team is a group of highly skilled, motivated and talented craftspeople, each bringing a unique skill set to the table.

At our U.S. furniture manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Ohio, we have on staff: furniture designers, furniture makers, experienced woodworkers, furniture construction project managers, well schooled artists, table makers, cabinetmakers, ocean table designers, carpenters, draftsmen, river table builders, CAD designers, resin art table designers, metal workers, specialty painters, finishers, assemblers, and distribution and logistics experts.

We consider our customers as part of our staff as well because they are intimately involved in the furniture making process from start to finish, especially the design phase. You can submit your custom furniture design online and get a price for fabrication and assembly.

High-End Custom Furniture Designers [Sheldon Myeroff And Zach Schulte]

It is no secret that the modern custom furniture Shel and Zach design is not always affordable to everyone looking to buy custom furniture online, but then again high-end custom furniture, luxury home furnishings and high quality furniture is never cheap, nor made cheaply. When it comes to designing upscale furniture for discerning clients that want top-of-the-line custom furniture, Shel and Zach have no boundaries. That is what makes it so much fun for them to come to work everyday. If you want to buy the best American made furniture, call 440-591-5511 and ask to speak with Zach or Shel.

Both Shel and Zach are furniture design history buffs and draw an immense amount of inspiration from some of the most famous and iconic furniture designers of the 20th century. CVCF furniture designers salute the rebirth of the American furniture industry. CVCF never outsources custom furniture to local manufacturers. Every piece of furniture manufactured by the firm is done in-house.

The furniture makers at CVCF embody the American made spirit to produce the finest heirloom quality custom furniture sold online in the U.S. The growth of CVCF over the past 5 years is proof that America’s furniture manufacturing industry is alive and well. The artisanal furniture makers at CVCF are following in the tradition of locally and sustainably sourced furniture materials. All of the wood slabs CVCF uses to make custom dining tables and custom desks come from Amish lumber yards and saw mills located in Northeastern Ohio. Find out how custom furniture is designed and handmade in the United States here. To learn more about buying handmade custom built furniture online in the United States, watch this video. Prices start at $800.

CVCF’s unique style of sustainably sourced natural live edge wood slab tables adorn rustic living rooms, upscale offices, posh hotel lobbies, restaurant patios, retail showrooms and contemporary dining rooms throughout the county.

Hundreds of custom built epoxy resin live edge tables and handmade home office live edge desks and desk tops have been handcrafted in Cleveland and shipped to customers in almost every state. CVCF live edge furniture designers, live edge furniture builders and live edge furniture makers are looking forward to the years to come.

CVCF Furniture Designers Are Transforming Furniture Industry Trends With Industrial Inspired Designs, E-Commerce And Eco-Friendly Designs For Dining Rooms, Conference Rooms, Living Rooms And Bedrooms

CVCFs knowledge of furniture industry design trends, affordable prices and the ability of our skilled craftsman to meet the specific needs of our clients sets us apart. CVCF’s artistic designers and furniture builders specialize in blending furniture functionality with trendy fashions to improve on previously existing designs already manufactured. The epoxy resin river tables custom built by CVCF are making a splash in U.S. homes, restaurants and offices.

The creative CVCF furniture designers produce great conference table and desk designs for businesses. They also create custom epoxy dining tables for homeowners that showcase the perfect match of form and function.

CVCF designers keep their eyes on new types of multi-functional furniture and unique metal furniture to build. People working in the U.S. furniture design industry are not surprised that CVCF focuses on building modern eco-friendly epoxy resin furniture made with natural materials and sustainably sourced live edge wood slabs.

Custom Furniture Designed In 2023

The custom furniture that Shel and Zach designed in 2023 are the subject of many frequent posts on social media websites such as Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. CVCF’s co-owners not only understand how the direction of the American furniture industry is developing, they are actually causing the American furniture market to change with their trendy furniture designs.

CVCF furniture designers are constantly testing limits and trying out new furniture designs and radical furniture construction techniques. When it comes to epoxy resin and wood furniture crafting concepts, Shel and Zach certainly “push the envelope” to build some of the most stylish river tables made in America.

Creative Furniture Designers, Builders And Makers In The U.S.

The creative and practical furniture designers at CVCF are experts at drawing, drafting, CAD design, mechanical engineering, woodworking, metalworking, epoxy resin art, industrial design, interior design and decoration.

Building River Tables: From Beginning to End

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture gives you an in-depth look at the time, effort, and skill involved in building custom live edge epoxy resin and wood river tables – starting with the sustainable harvesting of trees and closing with shipping the tables to homeowners and businesses all across the United States.

You’ll see how the wood slabs are cut, air dried, kiln dried, flattened and smoothed at the mill. Then you’ll see how customers are able to select their own slabs for their tables. The slabs are then taken to our custom furniture manufacturing facility just outside Cleveland, Ohio to be cut to specs and prepped for the all-important epoxy pour. The epoxy colors are mixed and poured between two live edge slabs of wood.

We then build special heavy-duty crates -customized for each table – and ship the table to homes, businesses, restaurants, and retirees in Florida, California, New York, Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia, and all across America. Sheldon Myeroff, President of CVCF, and Zach Schulte, VP, and Ed Johnson, Administrator, narrate the video.

Get Creative When You Co-Design Your New Furniture With CVCF Furniture Makers

Get creative and go online and use an app or program to expertly design and customize your own room, interior space or perfectly fitting furniture. You can use SketchUp which is a very powerful tool for a variety of purposes, including furniture design. Draw, sketch, design, measure, make and buy your own custom furniture online. 

Information On River Tables And Epoxy Resin From Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture

  • How Much Does A River Table Cost?

    • Small river tables range from $800 – $4,000, and larger river tables range from $1,800 – $6,500. Get more river table prices.

  • How Thick Should A River Table Be?

    • CVCF frequently uses wood slabs that are 2″ thick to custom build sturdy river tables for customers that order locally and online in the U.S. After sanding, these 2″ thick slabs end up being about 1 3/4″ thick.

  • Are River Tables Strong?

    • Well built epoxy resin river tables made by CVCF with sturdy natural live edge hardwood slabs are extremely durable and can seat 8, 10, 12 or more people. The surfaces of river table tops made by CVCF, are beautiful, strong and virtually impenetrable. The custom metal river table legs and bases handcrafted by CVCF will last for generations without maintenance.

Learn About About Building River Tables And Epoxy Resin And Wood Furniture From Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture

  • How Do You Make A River Table?

    • A “River Table” is created by the furniture making team at Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture. A River Table is a live edge table that uses colored epoxy resin to fill the gap between two opposing live edge pieces– thus creating the appearance of a small “river.”

  • Why Is Epoxy So Expensive?

    • The epoxy resins used by CVCF river table builders to coat river table tops are more expensive than casting (polyester or liquid synthetic) resins which are used for molds, figurines, industrial prototypes, jewelry and crafts. Casting resins cost less than clear epoxy resins but CVCF normally uses more expensive epoxy resins to build the highest quality handcrafted and custom designed river tables for sale, due to their strength.

  • What Is The Best Epoxy For A River Table?

    • CVCF uses many types of epoxy resins to build epoxy resin river tables for sale and epoxy resin wooden countertops at our U.S. custom furniture manufacturing facility. CVCF river table builders prefer to use crystal clear high performance epoxy resins for wood slab countertops, kitchen countertops and dining room table tops because these epoxy resins are reliable and durable. The epoxy resins used by CVCF are resistant to burns, stains, scratches, gouges, cracks and chips.

Buy A Custom Made Porch Swing Bed For Sale Locally Near You (U.S. Only) Or Online From Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture

CVCF ships custom made porch swing beds to clients in all 50 states. Pictured here is a custom outdoor porch swing bed that was sold locally in 2020. Prices for similar style handcrafted Cypress wood porch swing beds start at $4,600. Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture sells, makes and ships custom outdoor furniture to customers all over the U.S.

CVCF Co-Designs Custom Furniture Online And By Phone With Customers All Over America [And Then Builds And Ships It]

Learn how CVCF co-designs modern epoxy tables and rustic live edge custom made furniture with U.S. based customers online and by phone here.

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If You Love Real Authentic Custom Furniture – CVCF Is Where Your Dreams Come True

See beautiful pictures of examples of custom made wood and epoxy resin furniture we have built and sold locally and online in the U.S. in 2020. Watch our custom furniture design online videos to get ideas. We invite you to buy a custom table, custom sofa, custom desk or custom bed near you or online from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture.

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River Table For Sale

A “river table” is two pieces of natural wood with a river of epoxy resin flowing down the middle. Watch videos of CNC carved epoxy resin conference tables and colorful river tables being designed and custom made from beginning to end. Take a look at pictures of rustic live edge wood furniture, handcrafted custom hardwood furniture, custom made epoxy tables, handmade river tables (with embedded rocks, fish, stones, LED epoxy bar top with lights and sea shells) and custom wood furniture online for sale near you and online here.

Learn how colorful epoxy resin tables and river tables are handmade. Watch a video to learn how the highest quality live edge river tables are handmade in the USA. Watch a video to learn about options for ordering a custom made epoxy table or resin river table online.

About The Furniture Designers, Builders And Makers At CVCF

The craftsmen at CVCF are excited about the new methods they are developing for building one-of-a-kind live edge epoxy resin and wood “river tables“, which will be very popular in 2020. The CVCF river table builders and river table makers put extreme pride and dedication into their work. Learn how the craftsmen at CVCF build the highest quality river tables and the best custom wood and metal furnishings for homes, businesses, restaurants, and commercial enterprises handcrafted in America in 2020.

The philosophy that drives our furniture makers is teamwork, building excellent projects, and complete customer satisfaction. We love designing and making solid wood, epoxy resin, steel and metal furniture and we wear it on our shirtsleeves.

Sheldon Myeroff, Founder, President And Lead Custom Furniture Designer

Sheldon is President and CFM (Chief Furniture Maker) at Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture. In just a few short years, Sheldon went from garage hobbyist to Founder and President of one of the largest custom furniture builders in America. Passion for his product and people and love of wood in all its forms has led him to this point. But he wasn’t quick to get here.

After graduating from Cleveland State University as a Marketing Major, Shel spent 37 years as founder and president of Direct Recruiters in Solon Ohio. He started occasional furniture making in 2003 out of his garage. He gained valuable furniture building experience by studying with two remarkable mentors, learning at every opportunity, and hands-on experience making hundreds of custom furniture projects (albeit mostly for family). He formed CVCF in 2013, and after retiring from Direct Recruiters in 2017, Sheldon immediately opened his new Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture facility and became a professional furniture maker and resin artist. Sheldon’s biggest passion is helping buyers decide what they want, creating sketches that bring the furniture to life, and delivering a product that always exceeds expectations.

Zach Schulte, Partner, Epoxy Resin & Wood Furniture Designer, VP Operations & Shop Foreman

After receiving his degree in business from the University of Arizona, Zach Schulte spent 2 years as a finish carpenter before joining the Chagrin Valley team in 2014. In 2016, Zach felt the call to head west, plying his trade as a carpenter and home renovation woodworker in the Portland, Oregon area. Two years later, he answered the call from Sheldon Myeroff, who pleaded with Zach to return to the “Forest City” and become an integral part of his fast-growing company. And so he did – happily. In early 2018, Zach became shop foreman at CVCF while continuing to master his furniture making skills under the tutelage of the veteran furniture makers at CVCF. In January 2019, Zach was named Partner at CVCF. In 2020 perfected his skills as a resin artist. Pioneers don’t always head West. Zach headed back East to pioneer new and better processes in epoxy resin river furniture making.

Paul Hadley, Custom Metal Furniture Designer, Fabricator & Craftsman

Paul has been a metal fabricator, metal furniture maker, designer and craftsman since the 1970’s. Our custom-made iron, wrought iron, steel, aluminum and metal legs are designed  in partnership with Paul and fabricated at his shop, CMS Studios in Bedford Heights, Ohio. The wide variety of tools and machines at CMS allows Paul to create and fabricate an enormous variety of artistic and functional pieces, including the unique table legs you find on our site. His work is seen throughout Northeast Ohio, most recently at B-Spot in Eaton Collection, Woodmere.

Ed Johnson, Farmhouse Table Designer, Administrator, Woodworker & Designer

Ed is a veteran furniture maker who joined CVCF when we moved into our new shop facility in 2018. Ed came to Cleveland via Freehold, New Jersey, the same town Bruce Springsteen is from, to work for BP in supply chain logistics. For over 40 years, Ed has pursued woodworking as a hobby while studying under some of the great furniture making mentors of our day. One of his most valued traits is his ability to identify any issues with any of our machines and fix them right on the spot. Ed’s most prized possession is his Stanley Classic 14″ Bailey Corrugated Wood Plane No.5 which he pulls out to use on the really special projects. In January 2019, Ed was named Administrator and is charged with keeping a tight ship while watching out for quality control and overseeing the resin artwork.

Eric Goodfellow, Live Edge Furniture Designer And Maker

Eric is a longtime friend of Zach Schulte, CVCF Partner and Shop Foreman. They both pursued careers in woodworking and home remodeling, but in different parts of the country. Now Zach and Eric are reunited on the floor of CVCF where they combine their superb woodworking and carpentry skills in the creation of unique epoxy resin river tables and other solid wood furniture. Where did they learn to work so well together? St. Ignatius High School, of course.

Brandon Watts, Solid Wood Furniture Designer & Builder, Woodworker and Certified Arborist

Brandon came on board in the summer of 2018. He started out as a woodworking hobbyist in California, doing hand carving with gouges and chisels, then went on to study woodworking in college. Not only does Brandon add superb woodworking capabilities to our team, he also is a Certified Arborist who knows the nature of trees inside and out. He diagnoses trees for diseases and pests and brings sick trees back to health. He’ll make sure the wood for your furniture is happy and healthy!

Sky Ironhorse, Epoxy Furniture Design Specialist, Art Director and Modern Furniture Maker

Sky joined CVCF in 2020 after graduating from the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Art following an internship at the shop. Her degree is in Industrial Design with a focus on products and furniture design. At CVCF, she wears many hats (this reporter had her take off for this photo). She experiments with new styles of epoxy resin pours, develops new product ideas based on today’s consumer and the latest and hottest furniture trends, and creates beautiful furniture renderings and 3-D modeling. And speaking of modeling, Sky models for magazines when she has some spare time. Growing up, her dad and grandfather made furniture in the shop in the family’s garage while Sky looked on and learned. Today she is no longer simply an onlooker – she is a vital part of the team at CVCF.

Brendan Bennett, Social Media Marketing Director

After graduating from Kent State University, Brendan began his work as an entrepreneur in the business of flipping Bitcoin. Today, he works hard as an independent digital marketing expert, content writer, and video production expert for companies across Ohio and Pennsylvania. Brendan also manages CVCF’s news page, where content concerning new pages and developments in the world of custom furniture design is updated regularly.

Hank Schulte, Furniture Maker

Hank Schulte graduated from John Carroll University as a teacher with special studies in Industrial Arts. He worked for over 25 years as an Industrial Arts teacher at Beachwood High School in Beachwood Ohio where he taught students CAD Drawing, Photography, Computers, and Shop. Hank came to CVCF four years ago and applied his woodworking skills to assist our Master Furniture Makers.

Beth Cohen, Paint Specialist, Furniture Designer & Interior Decorator

Beth has been a professional designer/painter in the Cleveland area for over 30 years. She has extraordinary talent in helping clients fulfill their vision of how they want each piece to be uniquely “theirs”. From one-of-a-kind textures, faux and custom designed patterns, to the ability to see the “color in the color”, each piece has its own signature. Beth is able to guide her clients to their desired finishes with their input, her experience, and make it all work with current or envisioned settings in their home.

Epoxy Resin River Tables Making a Splash in USA Homes, Restaurants and Offices: Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture is Helping to Meet the Demand

In 2017, Sheldon Myeroff retired from his executive recruiting company to pursue his hobby as a furniture maker. Flash forward two years – Sheldon now runs Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture, a booming handcrafted furniture company, in a 4000 sq. ft. woodworking shop, employs six full time furniture makers and a marketing team, and keeps a dry erase board in his office that is filled with orders for his specialty product – epoxy resin river tables.

“Two years ago, I was making barn doors and live edge coffee tables for friends and family,” says Myeroff. “Now I’m getting calls from well-to-do homeowners, posh restaurant owners, and successful business owners in California, Vegas, Miami, Boston – all around the country – who want something really stylish, creative, and original.”

Epoxy resin river tables typically have two live edge wood slabs with a colored epoxy resin pour sandwiched between. The uneven winding edges of the raw wood combined with the translucent epoxy resin give the appearance of a river flowing through the tabletop. This effect can be made even more stunning by adding LED epoxy resin table lights beneath the tabletop to create an ethereal glow.

River tables are both an art and an engineering feat. CVCF spent a year-and-a-half perfecting the art of making river tables before launching their first epoxy resin furnishings offerings.

“It was a super challenge,” says VP and Shop Foreman Zach Schulte. “Epoxy has fluid properties that react differently to varying conditions of time, heat, humidity, and other environmental and physical conditions.”

There are other challenges, as well. It can take weeks to make one table considering the numerous layers of epoxy resin required and the hours of drying time needed for each pour layer. In addition, objects are often embedded in the epoxy – river rock epoxy, shells, glitter, newspaper articles, and personal memorabilia.

Every piece that CVCF makes is unique to each individual or business because they tell Sheldon what to make based on their own design concept. Most national custom furniture companies don’t really make “custom” furniture – they only let you choose from a limited set of sizes, shapes, colors, and so on. And most local custom furniture companies that make truly original pieces are one-man or one-woman shops that do not have the infrastructure or workforce to keep a national business model going.

CVCF, on the other hand, has developed proprietary online ordering and fulfillment software that makes it possible for customers to submit their own totally original river table design idea or drawing for CVCF to turn into a CAD drawing for the client’s approval. Then the client is involved in the selection of the actual piece of wood, chooses the exact colors and textures of the epoxy resin, the types of wood or metal legs, and so on. They are then able to follow their furniture via technology as it is being created.

“A river table is the antidote for the craziness going on in the world now,” says Myeroff. “It brings peace, tranquility and natural beauty into the home or office – and that’s what I love about my job.”

About Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture

CVCF is a Cleveland-based company that designs and builds authentic handcrafted custom furniture. It was founded by Clevelander Sheldon Myeroff in 2015 in the basement of his Chagrin Falls, OH home. Myeroff previously founded, and has since retired from, Direct Recruiters, Inc., a highly successful executive recruiting company. In 2017, CVCF relocated to a 4,000 sq. ft. showroom/design studio/woodworking facility in Warrensville Heights, Ohio and currently employs six veteran woodworkers who bring their passion and joy to every original project.

From Careerbuilder To Woodworker: How This Retired Recruiter Transformed His Hobby Into A Business

In 2013, he decided to turn his hobby into a second career. He left Direct Recruiters and informally went into the furniture making business—making pieces for friends, family, and neighbors. “Because I’m an entrepreneur, I cannot sit still,” Myeroff proclaims. “We started out of our garage in Chagrin Falls about five years ago as I was exiting my 38-year career as owner of a recruiting firm.” By 2018, Myeroff officially retired. Business was so good that he officially launched Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture (CVCF) and opened a state-of-the-art woodworking shop and showroom in Warrensville Heights. “It’s a beautiful shop, highly automated,” he shares. “We like to work in the rustic zone and put a modern twist on it.”

While Myeroff says he began by “building everything,” today he has built CVCF into a thriving custom furniture Cleveland business that serves the public, the hospitality industry, and corporate clients—fulfilling orders from all over the United States. He has about a half dozen woodworkers on staff, with Zach Schulte acting as shop foreman and vice president of operations. CVCF specializes in rustic furniture—many pieces are made from reclaimed barn wood—and live-edge pieces that incorporate the natural edge of the wood into the look. Many of these pieces also incorporate a waterfall (or riverbed), which is a technique using epoxy resin to create a colorful accent.

“A live edge is basically the end of the tree, and it’s very popular right now,” Myeroff explains. “We blend the rustic live edge with epoxy, and it’s one of the most fun things we do. We build everything out of rustic wood, and we use a lot of Northeast Ohio wood—walnut, maple, cherry, sassafras.” Custom furniture prices are determined based on the project but can range between $900 for a small table to upwards of $6,000 for a live edge dining room table or other larger piece. Myeroff works closely with clients to create one-of-a-kind pieces that fit their visions. “Some of them are conservative and want to do conservative stuff, and I don’t mind,” he says. “But I sneak stuff in there. Then it gets to their place and they say they love it.” No matter what a customer wants, Myeroff assures the design will be unique: “We never sell two things alike—they are all different.” CVCF’s showroom is located at 26309 Miles Rd, Suite 4, in Warrensville Heights. The showroom is normally open from 9am to 5pm, but Myeroff advises calling him at (440) 591-5511 before heading in.

Furnishings for A Christmas Story’s Bumpus House Returned to 1940’s Glory

When the folks from A Christmas Story House decided to open the next-door neighbor’s house for rental, they called Sheldon Myeroff of Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture (CVCF) to restore, repair, and recreate vintage 1940’s-style furniture for the house located in the Tremont District of Cleveland, Ohio. A Christmas Story is an iconic movie from 1983, filmed in Cleveland, that has become a holiday classic.

It features Ralphie Parker’s childhood home as well as the next-door Bumpus house. Ralphie’s house and A Christmas Story House Museum across the street were opened to the public in 2006. When the Bumpus home was bought in 2016 for overnight rental, it needed quite a bit of renovation, including selecting and restoring the period piece furnishings. Jennifer Hoffine, Bumpus House project manager, said, “We searched the internet and were thrilled to find Sheldon’s custom furniture company right here in Cleveland. They were great to work with, delivered the project on budget and on schedule and it looked better than we could have ever imagined.”

The furniture was broken, distressed and scratched, with bumps, grinds and peeling stains and paint. It took long hours of furniture refinishing, repairing, and restoration for CVCF to bring the pieces back to their original glory. Furnishings included 40’s-style beds, doors, tables, armor, side tables – even the kitchen sink which they repurposed from old pieces/parts. CVCF worked on the project from July to September 2018 in order to have it ready for the home’s October opening.

“We loved the project”, said Myeroff, CVCF owner and furniture maker. “We already were fans of the movie because of the Cleveland connection and we were honored to participate in making it perfect for visitors”.

Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture builds and sells large and modern conference room tables, custom wood dining tables, rustic live edge tables, drop leaf tables, custom kitchen tables with walnut table tops, and simple sturdy farmhouse tables.

Stylish and practical custom tables are proudly made-to-order with epoxy resin water-themed decorations (rivers, oceans, waterfalls, canyons), live edge table tops, sustainably sourced premium specialty woods, recycled or reclaimed barn wood and one-of-a-kind steel legs and metal bases.

CVCF’s furniture builders co-design the very best custom built tables with customers, in any style, shape or size requested. The CVCF warehouse ships unique tables, that seat any number of people, to homes and firms all across America, from Los Angeles to New York City.

Local CVCF’s expert furniture makers in Cleveland, Ohio craft high quality epoxy resin river tables, farm tables, small and large boardroom tables and coffee tables.

Tables are made from walnut, oak, maple, mahogany, elm and cherry wood. Company logos and corporate branded elements are inlaid into table top surfaces or CNC carved and filled with colorful epoxy resin pours. Clients choose their favorite items to be embedded into epoxy resin.

LED lights, cable management systems, power outlets, cabinets, drawers, wheels, lamps, benches and data ports can be integrated into custom tables, desks or office furniture made by CVCF.

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Reviews From Our Customers

I ordered a custom coffee table and sideboard storage cabinet. The attention to detail and design far exceeded all expectations. I have pieces that will be passed down through generations. The staff is excellent to work and plan with. On both pieces and I now have a cohesive decor. Many, many thanks to Zach and the staff at Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture.

Gab D’Errico

We worked with Shel and Zach to design a beautiful custom countertop for a beverage center at our lake house in Texas. We received our delivery yesterday! It arrived ahead of our cabinet construction, so we don’t have completed photos yet. We opened the large well made crate just to confirm all went well with the shipping process. It is stunning, and the workmanship and finish is superb! Zach was a great listener, excellent with follow through, creativity and expertise. Even the FedEx delivery man was amazed. He said, “ I do some wood working, may I touch it to feel the smoothness of the transitions?” The character of the wood, and the finish are just perfect! We can’t wait to see the completed project soon! Thank you so much-we will consider this piece the art in the room! We will add photos when project is completed!

Marjo Richmond

I COULD NOT be more thrilled with my resin table from Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the table and I receive SO many compliments from just about everyone that sees it. Sheldon was extremely helpful and personal from the 1st email/phone call. Eric, Sheldon and the entire team was so very helpful and kind! I have been researching and shopping for a resin table for almost 5 years. This custom experience was worth the time! Thank you to ALL!!

Kim Neppl

I'm amazed with the quality and craftsmanship of the boardroom river table CVCF made for us! The first time I talked to Sheldon, he asked me what style of table I was looking for and I told him that I wanted a river table 19' long and 5' wide. I also told him that I wanted it to be made in a steampunk style. He wasn't sure what that was, but boy, did he hit it out of the park with the river table he made for us. It has an industrial style base and an elegant top, and so I call it modern steampunk. It was created for shipment so that it arrived without any damage at all. It's absolutely beautiful! Shel, Zack and all the crew did a wonderful job and were great to work with!

Brendan Ganser

This is the MOST amazing piece of furniture I have ever seen. I was looking for a unique dining room table and searched several high end furniture websites for ideas. I contacted CVCF and they helped me create this masterpiece of Denali from an abstract concept to the final product. I was involved every step of the way. Pictures do not do this table the justice it deserves. I am beyond happy with this company from the communication, responsiveness, professionalism and of course, the finished product.

Jennifer Lombrano

Zach and Shel made me a lovely custom sit/stand desk with drawers and extra wide keyboard tray and matching side table. Everything was done perfectly to the measurements I asked for and Shel picked the prefect wood to match my style. These are perfect pieces that are completely custom.

Lindsey Fowler

Working with this team of professionals and even more, so creative group, was an amazing experience from start to finish. I was very specific about what we wanted for our table and base. If I wasn't completely happy with what they sent, they tried again until I knew it was our dream table. It's a one of a kind experience for a one of a kind table! I wanted to add they sent coasters for doing a review and they are spectacular. Like a lil version of our table. Wow just wow

Beth Ross

We looked at a lot of River table websites and YouTube videos before contacting Chagrin Valley. They walked us through the design process and selection of the wood. Since we couldn’t be present for the wood selection we had to rely on them. We wanted the rivers in our area ( Colorado, Roaring Fork, Crystal, and Frying Pan) plus our house depicted. We also wanted our initials as part of the legs. All this was accomplished and I believe we got a beautiful table. The pics I have attached show the table, it’s legs, and the depiction of our house location.

Walter Weathers

My wife and I just finished a dining room renovation project. Working with Zach and his team was an absolute pleasure. To call the folks at CVCF great woodworkers doesn't seem enough. More accurately, they are artists that use wood, epoxy, and technology to deliver custom works of art. Not only is the finished product first class, but the personalized care and top-notch customer service weave together to make a great story, which is a special part of the process. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Jonathan Epling

Every step of the process was great. Shel kept me updated on the process. I told them what I was looking for and they found exactly what I wanted. They called me on FaceTime to allow me to see the wood slab and mailed samples of the epoxy before I made the color selection. The end result is AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture! I would recommend this company!

Gregg Buck

Several months ago I found Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture online. I immediately fell in love with their work! I picked up the phone and called them; Shel answered the phone and after a long conversation he helped me narrow down what I was looking for. Shel then invited me to their facility to see how these custom masterpieces are made. That day I picked out the slabs for my river table. I also worked directly with Zach throughout the process. He was very prompt keeping me up to date on how the table was coming. My table was delivered today and it completely blew my expectations out of the water! The whole process was a world class experience! These are GREAT people to do business with, I would highly recommend them!!

Alex Smith

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