About The Gray Shed
An online general mercantile, ecommerce store based in Warrior, Alabama.
Founded in 2008 as White Oak Attic, our shop reflects our hobbies and interests. We offer unique, reclaimed home goods and custom designed laser cut and engraved gifts. If you’re the nostalgic type, you’ll love us! For now, we’re online only (working out of our workshop at home) but if everything goes as planned, we will have a vendor booth space here in Warrior, AL before the end of 2022.
Our home goods are a mix of reclaimed, refreshed, vintage and brand new, custom creations. Based on the old general mercantile concept, if it’s handy for your homestead, you might find it here. We rely on woodworking, CO2 laser cutting and engraving, and a variety of other artistic techniques to breathe new life into things found or as inspiration for our creations. We are fond of craftsman style, farmhouse decor, and the rural, rustic nature of the past.
We place emphasis on supporting local businesses (like ours!), local and charitable causes, and buying American-made goods and services. Whenever possible, we partner with and cross-promote businesses, organizations and brands that we love.
Founder, Maker and Storyteller
Maker, Designer, Storyteller
Maker, Designer, Storyteller
We are nostalgic and this pairs well with the hobby of genealogy. As we explore our own roots, we share what we find here on our blog as well as in community groups we’ve built over the years. You’ll find this discussed on our blog as well as in other featured content.
Our Founder, Lisa Isbell, is an active member of National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). She is a local Chapter Registrar, and serves on the Volunteer Information Specialists Committe for the Alabama Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The VIS Committee is responsible for digital technology use within DAR (websites, social media promotion, email technology, etc).
Home Goods & Decor
We write about our home goods and home decor products on our blog, as we list them in our store. A lot of what we offer here is done from custom laser cutting and engraving or other wood working and handcrafted techniques.
If an item already has a story, we share it. If it doesn’t, it will have one by the time we finish it, explaining how it came to be.
Business Promotional, Marketing, Digital Marketing
Our parent company is Inbound Marketing Shop, LLC. Here at The Gray Shed, we make custom designed business promotional items. Over at Inbound Marketing Shop, we work with businesses to help them grow with modern digital technology. Sometimes there is intersection between the two when we engrave promotional items that use QR codes to point to web pages built for a specific event (like a trade show, or vendors market, etc). This allows businesses to leverage their offline activities with their digital marketing efforts.