Our Story

Pane Perso 

[pah-nay pear-so] / pɑːne pˈɛrso / (n.)

  1. Lost bread (nickname of Italian origin);
  2. A father-son, artisan woodworking duo

Pane Perso is a father-son duo pairing the unsurpassed craftsmanship and eye for detail of Angelo, a 60-something Italian immigrant bearing a striking resemblance to "The Most Interesting Man in the World" and the enterprising mind and cultured eye of Matt, his not-your-typical-CPA son:

In 1962 Angelo emigrated from Italy to the United States. As did many immigrants, he found myriad opportunities to excel, get an education, find a career, start a family, and explore his passions. He found his to be the game of soccer (football, calcio, voetbal, Fussball, etc.) and woodworking, both of which he is heavily involved with to this day. From a young age, I was introduced to these passions and knew right away that this apple didn't fall from the tree or more appropriately, I'd lost my bread as well. 

After making rocking horses for nephews, nieces, family and friends for decades, we've decided to share our passion and our creations with you! We specialize in rocking horses (and other animals...just ask!), household woodcrafts (pallet coffee tables, wooden bicycle racks, coasters, bowls, etc.), as well as custom wedding decorations (arches, signs, card valets, picture displays, planters, etc.) but would love to chat with you regarding custom projects as well!

Pane Perso is the culmination of a lifetime interest in woodworking for Angelo, his son's lifetime apprenticeship at his side, and the desire to bring high-quality, handmade artisan woodcrafts for all to enjoy for a lifetime.

Please feel free to peruse our shop and if you have any comments, questions or inquiries for custom projects, drop us a line! 

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Angelo and Matt