About Us

Powered by The Southside Woodshop, Chesapeake Bay Stool Company is the culmination of 15 years of fine woodworking experience supplying the kitchen and bath industry with custom wood countertops combined with the desire to provide high-end seating. Sometime between 2018 and 2019, we stumbled across some cool stool pictures and became casually-interested with creating our own (casually-interested = obsessed).

Flash forward 4-5 years, skipping over all of the trials, redesigns, learning computer aided design, metal work, powder coating, packaging and marketing, we are now super excited to now be offering custom wooden and metal stools.

Founded in 2008, The Southside Woodshop has been providing custom wood countertops and other fine woodworking products to dealers and other trade professionals in all parts of the country. We are a small, family-owned business, fueled by dedicated craft-people. We are located in a 10,000 square foot building in Portsmouth, Virginia and ship products nationwide.

Jud Dinsmore, Owner