Breuners Furniture has had a long history of furniture making in California.
During the California Gold Rush, German-born cabinet maker, John Breuner, came to Sacramento looking for his fortune. He quickly learned he could make more money building “gold cradles” for prospectors instead of prospecting himself. This creation was the start to John Breuner building a business that would last for 148 years. Breuners Furniture began in Sacramento, expanded to the San Francisco Bay Area and eventually had a presence from coast to coast.
John Breuner went on to have a large, extended family. Over the years, Breuner sons took turns running the family business while also making their way to the west shore of Lake Tahoe for family vacations. Four generations of Breuners have now had the privilege of feeling like Lake Tahoe is home, enjoying all its beauty and recreation.
This is the marriage between furniture making and Lake Tahoe. Fast forward to our current global pandemic. Twin sisters, Heidi and Gretchen Breuner, along with Heidi’s husband, Derek, have resurrected Breuners Furniture with the introduction of their hand-crafted, customized Tahoe coffee table. Heidi’s former business closed over-night due to COVID-19, but with that closure was the (re)birth of Breuners Furniture.
Using tools handed down from their grandfather (Wallace) Heidi, Derek and Gretchen are thrilled to see their Tahoe coffee table receiving such a warm welcome. Locals and Bay Area friends and family have loved sharing their stories of having visited a Breuner furniture store during their youth, and Heidi and Gretchen are honored to be carrying on a family tradition.
Most importantly, these Breuners are not only grateful for the warm reception of their tables, but they are also so grateful to have something to share with others, about the lake they love.
10 percent of all proceeds from the Tahoe tables will be donated to the Tahoe Fund in order to support critical environmental improvement projects around the Tahoe basin.
You can see their Tahoe coffee table, as well as other custom creations, on their website at breunersfurniture.com