Located in High Point, North Carolina,
the furniture capital of the world, it only made sense to put that
hobby shop to work making something for the furniture industry. The
idea to produce wood turnings seemed appropriate at the time. Thus
the name Adams Wood Turning was born and still exists today. Some
forty-six years later, that hobby shop has grown to 100,000 square
feet of updated manufacturing facility. Quality and sense of
pride has always been, and will continue to be, the benchmark the
company operated under. Adams Wood Turning still maintains
some of its original customers.
During the year 1966, the company was
looking to expand their horizons and add an additional floor of
security to the already heavy schedule of the wood turning business. This
came from the fact the company wanted to utilize existing equipment
and at the same time not compete with their existing customer base.
The decision was made to start a new
division manufacturing lamps. The
new division operates today under the name “Sedgefield
by Adams”. The
product line is made using various materials of solid brass, porcelain,
crystal and solid wood. Our product is designed to fit into
today’s lifestyle and at the same time carry a bit of
nostalgia. When you observe a Sedgefield lamp make
its way from a board of lumber and flow through the various machining
operations on through the paint finishing operations, and assembled
here to become a lamp, you quickly realize you’re not watching
work, but rather workmanship.
Sedgefield by Adams opened its first showroom in 1966 at the October
High Point Furniture Market with a 500-600 square foot showroom. Today
our showroom has approximately 6,500 square feet.
At the April 1992 market, Sedgefield by Adams introduced their first
licensee collection, the “Bob Timberlake Collection”,
which remains a strong collection for us today. In 1998 at
the October market, Sedgefield expanded the collection with the introduction
of the “Bob Timberlake Arts & Crafts Collection”.
In April 2000, Sedgefield by Adams introduced another licensee,
the “Ernest Hemingway Collection”, with its major launch
following in October, 2000.
The October 2001 market was another mile stone with the “Bob
Timberlake Collection”, by becoming the accessory licensee,
and in April 2002 becoming the mirror licensee. At this market
we introduced a dozen hand painted, solid wood framed mirrors.
In October 2003, continuing to expand our product, Sedgefield by
Adams became the mirror licensee for the “Ernest Hemingway
Collection” and introduced 10 hand painted, solid wood framed
mirrors. Continuing in April 2004 by becoming the decorative
home accessory licensee for the Hemingway Collection.
At the April 2004 market, Sedgefield by Adams introduced a different
look by becoming the lighting licensee for the “Historic