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Surprising Finds and Mountain Vibes at Mountain Reflections

Published July 12, 2019
Mountain Reflections Woodworking Shop

Jeff Ring has been fixing, building and installing things in Summit County for more than 20 years. You can spot his handy work all over the County– including the tap handles at Bakers’ Brewery. This spring, he opened Mountain Reflections Woodworking in Silverthorne. Have you been in to see him yet?

If not, it might be time to swing by.  Jeff’s got ready-made gifts and home decor, but he can also build you just about anything your heart desires– whether it’s made of wood, metal or stone. 

At the shop in his house (one that he built just north of Silverthorne), Jeff creates custom items like mirrors, headboards, benches, and coffee tables from scratch, then he brings these one-of-a-kind pieces to Mountain Reflections for display.

“Even the display cases are an example of work that I can recreate for another store or restaurant,” Jeff explains. “Everything here is made in Silverthorne by me. My stuff has a mountain vibe without feeling like it’s antique or rustic. It’s got character with solid design.”

Last summer, before the shop opened, Jeff sold his wares at the farmers markets in Dillon and Steamboat. He felt the time was right to open a store. 

When it comes to Silverthorne, Jeff likes that it’s a hub– that it’s the first exit once you really enter the heart of the mountains. And he’s glad to have Fourth Street Crossing coming in to give Silverthorne a town center. 

“We vacationed here for ten years before moving from Wisconsin,” Jeff explains. “Then we moved out, bought some land, and built a home. The town’s got great potential, a good vibe, and the river running through it. Plus, Fourth Street Crossing will really give it an anchor.”

Need a sign for your business, or a mirror for your entryway? Go see Jeff. What about custom gifts for clients or newly weds? Jeff’s got you covered. 

“I’m serving a niche in the community with merchandise that’s both well-made and unique,” he explains. “When people come in, they are genuinely surprised. What I have is not what people traditionally think of when they hear the word ‘woodwork.’ It’s definitely worth checking out.”