Dayton, Tenn., resident Matt Campbell designs custom furniture for his company, Nooga Wood. He has recently set up a new payment plan to make his products more accessible. (Photo: Contributed)

Nooga Wood Custom Furniture owner Matt Campbell has created a new payment plan to help make purchasing his products more feasible for local residents.

“To design and make something custom—it’s on a different price level compared to going to Ikea,” he said. “So I’m wanting to make my work more available to people.”

The payment plan allows customers to pay over an 18-month period on orders totaling at least $1,000 with a 20 percent initial deposit.

Business has been good, and the company is close to celebrating three years of operation, Campbell said. He has doubled his sales each year since 2009.

He loves to share his custom work, but it’s also his livelihood. He relies on the business to support his family.

And he hears from people who want to purchase his products, but the price hinders them, he said.

So, he hopes the payment plan makes his work more accessible.

Campbell has also started teaching at Woodcraft in Chattanooga, and he’s taken on an apprentice, Bryan College graduate Justus Stout.

Chattanoogans are hip to the local art movement, and many like to support locally made products.

Stout encourages people to do so, but for the right reasons.

He encourages residents to buy quality products and said local craftspeople usually have the best products.

“I do think it’s a good thing to support the local artists, but not because of some hipster mentality," he said. 

Updated @ 3:11 p.m. on 02/29/12 to correct a style error.