aka Scheumack Broom Company
Tools of the trade
Shaping the handles
We use our band saw in a very unusual way. It's almost more like “sculpting than sawing dimensional lumber. It takes some experience to look at a crooked stick and visualize it being just that right shape to make a piece of functional art out of it ….... and then sometimes a wood spirit peering out from behind the bark.
After the broom is finished, it goes to the “cropper” where it is trimmed to the desired shape. We have several croppers....... Some are better for straight cuts, some rounded cuts and some for angles. These tools are also from the 1800's and have been reconditioned and rebuilt on metal frames.
Kiln Dryed sticks
Our sticks are locally harvested outside of Eugene , Oregon in a sustainable fashion. We work with a local reforestation program called “Oregon Woodlands Association.” We use invasive under growths so the native hardwoods can reestablish themselves. From there it goes to the kiln. The kiln does a number of things including making sure there are no bug infestations.
We do it All
From harvesting the little sapling out of the woods to the finished piece you hold in your hand, we do the whole enchilada! We do every aspect of the work and have withstood the test of time for over thirty five years.
Built to last
Our business was founded in 1981 in the Ozark Mtns. Of Northern Arkansas. The tools, materials and techniques were a broommaking style that was native to Appalachia and the Ozark Mountains.
Our work is made of only 100% broomcorn. The woods are locally harvested , kiln dried hardwoods outside of Eugene, Oregon. They are “hand wound”, “hand stitched”, “hand finished”, and “hand carved.”