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Black Hound Design Company

Furniture Makers in 

Denver, Colorado

Custom Restaurant Furniture

Custom Brewery Furniture

Custom Boutique Hotel Furniture

About us

Black Hound Design Company specializes in highly creative custom furniture, sculptures and art, woodworking and fabrication for Colorado and across the country.

From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Atlanta, our custom furniture can be found in restaurants, hotels, resorts, breweries and homes all across the country. 


We were founded by James Hixson, who grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeast Ohio. Even at a young age, James was always building and tearing things apart; so, he majored in Sculpture at Ohio University. 


After graduating college, James spent a few years as a high school Art teacher. However, James realized that he wanted to pursue design and woodworking full-time. So, after transplanting to Denver, Colorado, James started his business, Black Hound Design Company, five years ago with his wife, Kate. She wears many hats at the workshop, ranging from marketing to operations to sales to generally- wrangling the boys.  


James and Kate are now joined by a whole slew of awesome team members. Andrew, Ian, Logan, Hunter, Ben, Drew and Jay are but a few of the talented fellas on the Black Hound team.


We are a mix of talented woodworkers, metal fabricators, fine artists, draftsmen and project managers- all working together to create creative furniture and art. 

The company is named after Murphy, an old hound dog that James and Kate adopted many years back. While we had to say goodbye to him after 13 great years, his spirit lives on at the workshop. 

Our Team.

James Hixson



Tel: 937-657-5237

Kate Hixson



Tel: 937-470-4938

Ian Mueller

Project Manager


Tel: 303-868-5538

Logan Eckert

Operations Manager


Tel: 507-990-1647

Andrew Lavey



Tel: 909-921-6096

The Craftsmen Over the Years.