Meet James Pepitone (PEP)
of Beach And Barn Furniture LLC

In beautiful things I find beauty itself

The entire universe, including each individual within, is constantly evolving. On his journey "Pep" has evolved into an environmental artist through the creation of his driftwood and live edge furniture and art. He attributes his love for woodworking to his grandfather, James, who was a master furniture finisher. Pep spent many years working in education and with the family development business learning from his father Tom.

The pieces of driftwood he finds on the shores from the Florida Keys to Down East Maine and the sustainably sourced hardwoods have been given a new purpose - a new outlook and opportunity to be seen as something beautiful and new. You can draw a lot of comparisons between driftwood, live edge wood and people. All are created with a dignity that is unique, precious and unrepeatable and no two pieces or individuals are the same or perfect. Each one is the manifestation of the time spent on its individual transformative journey. Pep finds beauty in the of imperfection if himself, others and all creation.

We must join together to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.
— Pachamama Alliance