Creating quality, handmade, custom rustic furniture and home décor. With craftsmanship that will last for generations, and a style that is timeless, you’ll treasure your pieces from The Gritty Porch.
JUST WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THE GRITTY PORCH FURNITURE CO.?
We are Johnny and Jessica Montes. Together we have set out to establish more than just a company, but a brand of handcrafted furniture that people will love generation after generation. Why start a furniture company? It’s funny how life’s experiences trigger a series of events that lead to an unknown passion and ultimately a great idea.
After having children, we soon found the once perfect dining table no longer suited our growing rambunctious family and friends. It was then we set out to find “the perfect table.” As we searched and searched, Johnny had a light bulb moment. Being the DIY’er that he is, he thought ‘what if I make us a table that will fit our family?’ Oh the possibilities of a custom table could bring! Not only could we build a piece that fit our family, but we could incorporate our love of rustic and unique handmade furniture. It became clear Johnny was not going to give up the idea of making his family a table. The unforgettable quote comes to mind, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” With that principle in mind, we researched the plans for our dream table and set out to build it. The tools were bought and the wood was cut and there was no turning back. Once completed, a love for building furniture and home décor began to grow and a passion was realized.
So, this is us. A husband and wife team at the beginning of our adventure as The Gritty Porch Furniture Co.