My father and I crafted furniture in the garage of my parents' home our entire lives. It served as a hobby, a creative outlet, until Rail Yard Studios gave us the opportunity to work together and make it a career.

Let's back up a bit. 

I owned and operated a small railroad construction company with as much down time between jobs as there was time working jobs. We needed something to even out the business, so I drew on my experience with Pop and the skills learned in Industrial Design at Auburn University and The Ohio State University, and started making furniture.

We started with a few close friends and the crew from the railroad. Two of my best friends, Rob Humphreys and Rick Turner, stuck around, and today we're business partners. Fast forward a few years, and it's become a real business.

Pop still shows up, and we seem to always have an “entrepreneur in residence” – one of our friends transitioning from one gig to the next. We learn from them. They learn from us. It seems to work out all right. 

As long as we can laugh about things and enjoy what we're doing, we intend to keep showing up

robert hendrick

Owner/Master Designer - Rail Yard Studios

Custom Furniture - Artisan Designed - Craftsman Built




Robert Hendrick has designed a complete line of furnishings for commercial, residential and hospitality. The collection includes coffee tables, desks, conference tables, dining tables, seating, wine racks and all types of accessories for home and office. 

We have many of our patented designs available in stock, and custom orders are always welcome. Lead times vary so please call anytime to discuss a piece you are interested in. A selection of our most popular items are usually kept on hand. Visit in stock to view the current selection. 

Each of our furniture designs are  unique and no two are exactly alike. Because of that, images and info you see  are for the exact designer piece you will receive.  If we build a design for you it will have the same feeling and size but the wood and steel used along with the finish and date nail will make it slightly different and very much one of a kind.  While any two are never exactly alike, they all share the same high quality and exacting detail that defines Rail Yard Studios.

Custom design is our passion and we welcome collaborating with you to create that special one of a kind piece for your custom project. On custom design & build, we involve you every step of the way to ensure that the final result is exactly as you conceived it.

Robert enjoys designing - and working with clients - new and old.  Please contact us with questions or thoughts.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks for stopping by!