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The Music-Loving Artisan Now Making Custom Audio Furniture For Celebs

  • December 13, 2023

Shaun Beall picked up woodworking around 10 years ago with the express purpose of making himself a record cabinet. “I inherited my parents’ collection of classic rock albums and wanted a cabinet that didn’t exist,” he recently told Forbes. “So I decided to buy some tools, watch a lot of YouTube, and try building what I had envisioned.”

Beall has always delighted, he explained, in the rituals of playing physical records with family and friends: carefully handling the vinyl, poring over album cover artwork. As he saw it, the perfect record cabinet was part of the ritual, too—something that could really elevate the experience of enjoying music.

That first build blossomed into a passion. “I enjoy learning and having agency over the things around me. I cherish the process of translating my imagination into the physical world. Coupling all of that with my love for music is such a natural fit.”

At the time, Beall still had an unrelated corporate day job; building furniture was still a hobby and side hustle. In 2019, he and his wife decided to give it a go full-time, founding Tactile Audio Furniture.

“We haven’t looked back.”

Today, Beall and a small team of craftsmen create custom audio furniture in a workshop overlooking the tree-covered mountains of Evergreen, Colorado. They collaborate with clients to design unique pieces that work for the room, the collection, the gear and the clients’ taste. The guiding philosophy is simple: “We love music as much as you do.”

“A music collection is a profoundly rich and personal roadmap of our life experiences and relationships,” said Beall. “Our mission is to design functional audio

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