Opportunists with moral responsibility and financial opportunity

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Dieckhoff I Bell End tables

Have you ever wondered what happens to scrap material from construction sites? Owners of furniture manufacture company Dieckhoff I Bell Custom Made often did. The difference between David Dieckhoff and Daniel Bell from other folks is their backgrounds in construction and architecture design.

“New Orleans is undergoing a renaissance of construction and renovation. David and I feel we are in the right place at the right time and have an opportunity to save these one of a kind materials from landfills and use them to create a sustainable business model that seeks to bring high quality custom furniture into people’s homes.” Bell said.

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Dieckhoff I Bell draped tables

Bell and Dieckhoff started working together 3-4 years ago when Bell rented space in the same shop as Dieckhoff. Dieckhoff comes from an architecture and design based background and worked several years in a design collective that focuses on designing and building furniture. Bell also has experience working in commercial mill-work shops which exposed him to the finer craft of furniture and cabinet making aside from his construction background which helped spark the idea for a business model.

Bell and Dieckhoff salvage materials from construction sites and create high end quality custom furniture. The two decided to make things a bit more formal after working together on projects for several years and started Dieckhoff I Bell Custom Made. Belle and Dieckhoff consider themselves opportunists who have not just a moral responsibility to keep excess construction amterials out of landfills, but also a financial opportunity to create another form of income intrinsically linked to their work in construction and renovation of historical buildings.

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Dieckhoff I Bell Custom Made hardwood dining table

“We have done several commissioned pieces together and currently have three pieces of custom furniture for sale at Doerr. A coffee table, book case and a media console. All three built from salvage wood from a construction project of mine. We are also currently working on designing and building several more pieces to exhibit at Doerr furniture.” Bell said.

If you have any questions or would like to see what  Dieckhoff I Bell Custom Made pieces are up for grabs at Doerr please give us a shout at (504) 947-0606. – See more at:

Wonky Woodwork’s Artist Spotlight

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Wonky Woodworks chalkboard piece

A weathered look, with a unique story is always nice when it comes to furnishing or accessorizing a home’s living space. There’s something about capturing a “did it yourself” look that really grabs peoples eye balls and makes brains think ‘Wow, that’s really cool!” Well, a local New Orleans artist recently decided to take a DIY hobby and make it her full time passion.

Rebekah Perre aka Wonky of Wonky Woodworks specializes in taking pallets and turning them into beautiful, creative home accessories and furniture pieces. Yes wood pallets, you know, those square, wooden bases used to easily transport almost all of the world’s products? Yeah those pallets.

“I got started recycling pallets into an outdoor sectional sofa with a chaise for my husband in the spring of 2014. There were a lot of leftover scraps that I started playing with and came up with my chalkboards and hooks.” Perre said.

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Coat hanger offered by Wonky Woodworks

Once Perre made that first outdoor sectional friends and family started placing their orders and encouraging Perre to take it on full time as a business. Perre said her husband gave her the funds to get started and has been behind her ever since supporting her “kooky obsession with pallets.”

As Perre really got into her first few pallet projects, she realized that perfection wasn’t going to be much of an option in her pieces. “The pallets can be very well worn by the time I get them and the end results were always a bit… wonky.” Perre said.

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Coffee tray made by Wonky Woodworks

Perre can usually be found at the Mandeville Trailhead Market on Saturday mornings. The Mandeville Market is actually how Wonky Woodworks teamed up with Doerr. “Shane Mutter (CEO of Doerr Furniture) did a double take at one of my pieces while walking past my booth at the Market” Perre said.

Ever since, Doerr has been selling pieces by Wonky Woodworks showcased on their sales floor. Perre would like to keep Wonky Woodworks relatively small by selling to a few more local North Shore stores and offering customizable pieces to locals and visitors alike. “I would like for more people to know that Wonky is not just about wall art, there are also several furniture pieces that can be made using pallets.”

If you have any questions or would like to see what  Wonky Woodworks pieces are up for grabs at Doerr please give us a shout at (504) 947-0606.

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Mob City Metals boys take the spotlight

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Mob City Metals CEO David Herbert crafting another piece

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The Mob City metals team Brooks Conkle, Left and David Herbert, Right pose for a photo.

Mob City Metals, Doerr Furniture, New Orleans, Louisiana, Mobile, Alabama

Old box Chevy truck tailgate used to make a coffee table.


When creativity, passion and what seems to typically be a side project mix, sparks apparently fly. No literally, little sparks, or beads known as slag fly. Especially with Doerr furniture’s new partner Mob City Metals; a metal fabrication company which focuses on furniture, design and art through the use of welding and creative visions of David Herbert. Owner and creator of Mob City Metals. Herbert started Mob City Metals a couple years back in 2013. He got his welding start in the shipyard of Austal, a designer and manufacturer of defense and commercial ships out of Mobile, Alabama. Herbert got sick of the politics as a supervisor and left the shipyard industry to pursue endeavors as an entrepreneurial artist. Since leaving the shipyard industry, Herbert took a side business specialized in welding he owned since his days at Austal and eventually made that business, now Mob City Metals, into his primary business and life passion. “I realized that if people take pictures of rusted cars and hang them on their walls, maybe they would hang a piece of the car on their walls too.” Herbert said.

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Mob City Metals owner and CEO David Herbert working on an order.

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A table made from an old Chevrolet truck.


As slag flew, so did Herbert’s business opportunities. With Brooks Conkle, Herbert’s old real estate agent and business partner running the front side of things, Mob City Metals expanded from start-up artists to a small artistic business. A friend of Conkle’s works for a company whose furniture is sold by Doerr, that friend put Conkle and Doerr in contact. Doerr allowed Mob City Metals to sell some of their furniture pieces on consignment. Not long after that Doerr got so many requests about coffee tables made from old cars and entertainment consoles made from 1984 Jimmy’s that they started placing orders with Mob City Metals.

With a demand for their artistic products and an outlet to sell them Mob City Metals seems to be taking care of business and onto the start of a promising come-up with some friendly help from Doerr Furniture.

If you have any questions or would like to see what  Mob City Metals pieces are up for grabs at Doerr please give us a shout at (504) 947-0606.

On the horizon, artist spotlights

Local seems to be all the rage lately. Rightfully so, buy local right? It helps support the community around you. Here at Doerr Furniture we love the idea of supporting local businesses, which is why we’re excited for this months line up of posts.

Over the course of July we’ll be spotlighting several different artists:

Mob City Metals out of Mobile Alabama,

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Wonky Woodworks, out of Covington, LA,

Wonky Woodworks Chalkboard creation

and Daniel Bell LLC out of New Orleans. All of whose work we have available for sale.

Keep an eye out! Each week we’ll spotlight one of these businesses for the rest of July.

Stressless Life – Designed With Your Well-Being In Mind

Committed to comfort philosophy for over 40 years — designed with your well-being in mind.

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Whether you’ve heard of Stressless seating, or you haven’t, it’s pretty easy to guess why many people are making the switch. Stressless furniture is one of the most famous comfort furniture brands on the market – design, function and comfort are all at the heart of the Stressless mission. Many people have their own reasons for loving Stressless —  we’ve came up with a few benefits that we recommend for your well being. We’ll make your decision to go Stressless a whole lot easier — your chiropractor may even agree with us.

Features that will change your life, starting with your most sacred times of the day…relaxing.

Stressless Home Seating at Doerr Furniture

Stressless Unique Glide System adheres to your specific body movements — of course we put this number one on our list. The Stressless Glide system will help promote the active motions you tend to make while seated. It will then memorize your preferences in one easy, uncomplicated step. As you lean back you will appreciate the wonderful feeling of the recliner following your every movement…hands free.

Stressless is proudly endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.

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Stressless seating is unique for you, working with you and your curves. The Stressless customized fit is offered in three unique shapes: small, medium and large. Furniture should fit your body just like your clothing, hugging your unique curves and movements.

Renowned Stressless® technology puts your seating in harmony with your body all of the time.

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Beautiful design and quality Leather. Not only are Stressless® recliners the ultimate comfort, they also guarantee a tailor-made design with the choice to choose which hue of genuine leather fits your home. Ekornes fabrics are made from high quality materials that provide great durability. Whenever Ekornes chooses a new fabric for the Stressless collection, they have to pass through extensive testing to comply with the strict Ekornes demands. Only the best textiles that can withstand “hard use” and “normal use” are accepted. We recommend that you try it — you will not regret it.

Stressless living is the perfect combination of comfort, function and style.

New Beginnings At Doerr Furniture

“We are constantly monitoring our manufacturers for quality and production time. We also look to manufacturers that are family-owned, because we find there is a certain amount of pride, care and compassion that comes from businesses that have their name on the product.” – Shane Mutter, CEO and President of Doerr Furniture.

Shane Mutter of Doerr Furniture Doerr Furniture, a fourth generation, family operated residential furniture store serving the Gulf Coast for over 76 years, has announced that its Board of Directors elected Mr. Shane Mutter as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Doerr Furniture.

Julian Mutter was the company’s third generation president and today serves as President Emeritus. For Julian, trust, quality, integrity and strong partnerships were the guiding principles of doing business. Now, the fourth generation of family management continues the traditions of the family founders. Shane Mutter will lead Doerr’s future into the next generation and is accompanied by David Mutter, Vice President of Marketing, Brett Mutter, Operation Manager, Amy Freese, Senior Director of Merchandising and Jamie Mutter, Director of Design Services.

“We are extremely pleased to add a fourth generation family member to lead our family company,” said Julian Mutter.  “Shane is an excellent fit with Doerr Furniture and his background makes him the right person to lead our company to the next level of its growth and development, while continuing to embrace and uphold our core values of providing quality at an exceptional value and trust with our customers and community.

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“I am honored to become my family’s fourth generation president and lead our family into the next generation,” said Shane Mutter.  “The Mutter family has created a strong foundation of smart business practices and genuine care and concern for their family of employees and customers.  Those cornerstones are timeless and will continue to hold true for our family owned and operated business as we forge into the future.”

Doerr Furniture is located at the corner of Elysian Fields & Burgundy, in the Faubourg Marigny, just five blocks from the Mississippi River. Connect with Doerr Furniture on Facebook (facebook.com/DoerrFurniture) or visit www.doerrfurniture.com for more information.

Stop by Doerr Furniture and take advantage of our exclusive Festival of Furniture Sale going on now! We’d love to see you!

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Get Your Home Stay-cation Ready This Season

Are you ready to house all of your in-laws and relatives this summer? 

Shop Doerr Furniture New Orleans Sleeper Sofas

Ah yes, the season for stay-cations are upon us! Friends, siblings, in-laws, what have you, are packing up and coming to stay this summer whether you like it or not! The question is, are you prepared with a nice place to stay? It may seem like a foreign concept to some. Have you considered a sleeper sofa?  We promise, the designs are just as stunning as they are comfortable. Get ready for a spare bedroom…instantly.

All of these luxurious sleepers are on sale and on the floor at Doerr Furniture for an incredible price. Stop by today to take advantage of our incredible Festival Furniture Sale!

These incredible sofas are beautiful and incredibly luxurious.

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Finding space to house guests can be tricky. With our expert design service and beautiful home furnishings that are custom tailored to fit your taste and color preference, you will have beautiful luxury that lets art and function mingle magically.

These sleeper sofas are all on sale and ready for a beautiful new home.

Consider a sleeper sofa in your living space for the ultimate convenience…

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You will be able to house all of your guests comfortably and in style. You can choose between many different luxurious looks to fit your unique taste.

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If you are looking for an incredible sleeper sofa this festival season, stop by Doerr and take advantage of our amazing sale going on now!

Straight From The Heart: Custom Designs With a Purpose

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If you haven’t seen the Jaipur area rug collection at Doerr Furniture, you may be missing out. Each rug is a work of art and has been crafted by local artisans across the globe. The business model is simple and benefits many young women and families.

“Breaking the rules of tradition is no accident. Our founder N.K. Chaudhary not only tossed traditional business methods to the side, but made a point to throw old ways of thinking aside as well. Removing the middlemen and direct relationships with the artists is not the norm; but it does make for a brave new way of understanding our social impact and responsibilities to those we connect with. It’s all about turning artisans into owners allowing them to become self-sufficient in the modern world through their traditional craft.

“Beauty that is effortless” – these beautiful finishing touches may be exactly what your home needs in order to make it truly your own.

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“The core of our business is the artist. There are many Dream Weavers Weaving the Jaipur Originals with stories to be told as individual as the pieces themselves. Woven not from maps, cards, or art files, the Dream Weavers weave from imagination and tell stories of dreams, families, history, and their landscapes. The love in each Original is truly a one of a kind and each have their own stories to tell.”

Shop Jaipur Rugs at Doerr Furniture“people have the right to fulfill their innate potential, no matter what circumstances they have born into” and so the journey began.

Shop Jaipur Rugs at Doerr FurnitureStop by Doerr today and browse our beautiful showroom of incredible Jaipur Area Rugs displayed.

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4 Top Choices to Add Sophistication This Spring

Today, we’d like to introduce to you four of the most unique and exquisite items to buy right now at Doerr Furniture! These items are both intricately designed and stunningly gorgeous! From the Dark rich hues of mahogany, oak and other hard woods to the sophisticated nature of the Stickley Mission collection – You will fall in love with the look (but even more with the price)!

If you see something you love, message us on Facebook, or stop in to Doerr today and experience our Extraordinary sell-off  event. Here you’ll find these fabulous pieces, as well as many others!

Shop Doerr Extraordinary Sell-Off Event  “A mahogany and brass bound box on stand, the cross-banded rectangular top centered by a brass Spencer crest medallion, on square chambered legs with brass spandrels united by an undertier. The original George III, circa 1780.”

Was $1,386 Special Sale price: $829! Contact us via Facebook message if interested!

Detailed Door Console By Stickley at Doerr Furniture“Mission Collection Harvey Ellis Door Console for your home and dining room. Clean lines and pureness of function make the Stickley Mission Collection truly timeless, and the look is as appropriate in today’s homes as it was over a century ago.  Possessing a distinguished pedigree yet uniquely modern, Mission furniture makes itself at home in every room of the house, telling the world that you appreciate sophisticated comfort and solid craftsmanship.”

Stickley Harvey Ellis Door Console  - Was $3,183 Special Sale price: $1,749 – Contact us via Facebook message if interested!

Mission Style Dinner Gong By Stickley at Doerr Furniture

“From a circa 1905 design, this hand-hammered bronze gong is supported by oak keyed through tenons. At 36” high, the top may be used as a serving table. Please note that each bronze gong will vary slightly in color and sheen due it it’s hand-crafted nature. Each signature Stickley piece id unique and original! ”

Was $1,473 Special Sale price $810!  - Contact us via Facebook message if interested!

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This ultra-stylish system is full of several fine living space additions and is designed is a true contemporary style that delivers eye-catching qualities to any den or living space and will surely  appeal to your relaxation habits.

Special sale price $999 -  contact us via Facebook message if interested!

Thanks for taking the time to read our blogs! We enjoy sharing the knowledge of home design with all of you :) Stop in to Doerr Furniture today and experience these looks at a refreshingly low price – plus, we’d just love to chat with you!

We are always working hard to make your home (almost) as exquisite as the person who walks into our door!

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Top 3 Stickley Looks You Will Fall In Love With

Bow Arm Morris Chair Stickley at Doerr Furniture

If you haven’t already heard about this incredible sale, then we have some great news for you! These Stickley Items are ready for a New Home and they are yours for an affordable price. If you have Questions regarding a particular piece, Private Message us on Facebook to have a personal conversation!

The Stickley Difference, “Furniture is one of the most intimate products any of us will acquire. We share our meals in it. We rock our babies in it. We furnish the places of our lives so our families will love returning home, so our friends will look forward to visiting”

“The Bow Arm Morris Chair is Leopold’s finest tribute to William Morris, leader and champion of the English Arts & Crafts Movement. The originals of this chair are extremely rare and command premium prices. The arched front stretcher is a fitting complement to the long, graceful bowed arms. Construction features include four adjustable back positions and Quadralinear post construction for the oak version. Choice of a tight seat or loose cushions. Available in solid oak or cherry. Original design circa 1910, L. & J.G. Stickley.”

Detailed Door Console By Stickley at Doerr Furniture

“have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” -William Morris (1834-1896)

The detailed Door console is made of Elegant Mission form and elongated corbels that support the top. Harvey Ellis inlay of a country road on both door panels that conceal one adjustable shelf behind the doors. Dark copper hardware on oak and light copper hardware on cherry version. Available in solid oak or cherry.

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Highlands Master Chest at Doerr Furniture

What makes one piece of furniture an heirloom while another remains humdrum?

The Highlands Master Chest from Stickley Furniture’s Mission Collection is a unique piece with tapered posts on each side along with pierced bottoms to give an extra dimension.  At the top of each post there are lasered etchings that match other pieces from the Highlands Set.

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