Hollywood Prop Maker To Artisan Wood Worker
Mobili farm tables makers of museum quality reproduction furniture. Mostly early American and Shaker style farm tables and furniture. Located in the upstate of South Carolina. Handcrafting farm tables and furniture from antique Eco friendly 200 year old heart pine from Camp Sevier. a former US Army Corps base from 1916 to 1922 that camped 120,000 troops and was the leading training facility for the southeast for World War I. Jaryd Walley, artist and owner of Mobili Farm Tables, utilizes his talents from his former career as a sought after scenery & prop maker in Hollywood California.
Raised in San Fernando Valley, California, Artisan woodworker Jaryd Walley became involved with show business at an early age; his father a professional musician for Frank Zappa and many notable acts in the 1970s and his mother an executive chef in Beverly Hills. Walley began his own career at Lexington Scenery and Props in Burbank, CA. He built scenery and props for television shows such as In Living Color and Beverly Hills 90210, movies such as Independence Day and Titanic, as well as scenery for several Disney attractions, Universal Studios, Las Vegas Casinos and Theme Parks worldwide.
With the progression of technology in the film industry and automation in most scenery shops, he saw a decrease in the need for handcrafted backdrops. Walley decided to expand his horizons and move on from Hollywood. After living in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Wilmington North Carolina, he finally settled and fell in love with the Upstate of Greenville South Carolina. Walley went from building movie sets to making traditional fine furniture, Philadelphia sideboards and Chippendale High Boy Dressers; real incredible stuff for a prominent master craftsman in the area. However, the creations lacked the raw artistic early American History style that Walley had become so fond of while visiting Historical Homes and Plantations in Charleston, SC.
For over a decade Wally’s company made all aspects of products. From residential and high end interiors for specialty shops and restaurants, kitchen cabinetry, farm tables and furniture. With the duties of running a large operation with over 15 employees and 25,000 square feet of shop space.Walley realized that he was heading in the wrong direction of what he really enjoyed the most ,his craft and time with his family. With hardly enough shop time on the floor he realized he was becoming a desk woodworker. “It was time to go old school and focus on what i enjoy most, farm tables” Walley says. He realized that he could utilize the abilities and techniques he learned in Hollywood to craft antique heart pine farm tables and Furniture that would capture the imagination of what an authentic piece would have looked like.
Keeping in touch with tradition and his Italian heritage, Jaryd Walley created Mobili, which is Italian for “furniture”. He wanted to display his Italian mother’s philosophy that simply states that when you create something, you start with the very best ingredients and keep it simple; it’s your passion that makes it so good.
With all the types of furniture products out there why farm tables? It’s about you getting up in the morning to eat breakfast and talk about the day ahead. It’s about when you clear off the table and help your children with that messy science project for hours on end. It’s about everyone sitting down for dinner and sharing what you learned in school or presenting to the family news of a promotion. It’s even about those times you can’t sleep and have a midnight snack and heart-to-heart with your like-minded sibling. It all comes down to the table—the good, the bad, the unforgettable, the irreplaceable. Everything about your family begins and ends with your table.
Each piece is limited, signed, dated and documented. Walley’s goal as a company is to build the best farm tables and reproduction furniture. We do not mass produce our farm tables and have no desire to. We want to make tables that are going to last a lifetime and be able to be passed on through generations, giving your family more than just furniture, but a catalyst for your family to experience your past and create your family’s own history.