We are The Long Confidence
The Long Confidence is a small furniture and homegoods studio based in Berkeley, California. We are focused on making contemporary heirlooms, driven by quality and curiosity. Our work lives gracefully in the home, becoming more beautiful over time. Each piece is made by hand in our workshop, and our products use a mixture of contemporary and traditional joinery methods designed for a lifetime of use. The Long Confidence, a result of a lifetime of making, was founded in 2017.
After 22 winters on the east coast, Rafi made his escape. Following a love of all that is wild, he settled into Northern California, where he has made his home and practice. Rafi has been making and taking apart things as long as he can remember, learning to sew first from his artist mother, broadening to creating everything from landscapes to bicycles to tea houses to furniture and goods for the home.
Take a look at our work, and either give Rafi a call ︎︎︎ 9179747646 or send us an email ︎︎︎ firstname.lastname@example.org. We can provide a quote, and talk about specifics and customizations. After finalizing choices, we require a 50% deposit to secure your place in our queue, and start material sourcing and processing. Our deposits are non-refundable due to the nature of our work. We are generally on a 6–10 week lead time.
We are happy to extend custom sizing, material, and detail work, to a large degree, on all of our products. We are also excited about developing custom products and ideas for folks. Glassware and tabletop goods are some of our favorites, and we have designed special furniture pieces as well. Let us know what you are thinking and looking for.
Our work is professionally crated and shipped anywhere and everywhere possible. We can offer white glove delivery as well. We also personally deliver locally in the Bay Area.
Notes on Materials, Color, + Care
We primarily work in two domestically sourced FSC-compliant woods: white oak and walnut for a large portion of our furniture. That said - we are happy to extend custom material and finish options to our clients on all of our products, so please get in touch. Our slabs come from our relationships with sawyers, allowing us to deliver incredibly special pieces to our clients. For full care instructions, please find our care sheet below.
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Color + Finish
We offer three colors harnessing the innate qualities of our wood.
NATURAL: Standard is our natural finish, a no VOC hard-wax oil that is beautiful and durable, that allows the natural character of the wood to shine through.
LIGHTENED: Our lightened finish is a labor intensive process that removes some of the color of the wood, and is protected by the same hard-wax oil for surface quality and durability.
EBONIZED: Our ebonized finish is made in-house, and is a labor-intensive natural process for blackening wood using the natural tannins of the material. This dark finish has some transparency, so you can enjoy the character of the material. It is protected by the same hard-wax oil for surface quality and durability.
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Bronze is the primary complimentary metal we work with. We have a variety of surface treatments and patina’s that we offer, focusing on natural bronze, dirty bronze, and silver nitrate patina. We are happy to explore other possibilities as well.
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