About Us:

Neutral Ground is a one-person (and one dog), digital wood shop founded by Vincent Vumbaco ("hi!"). I've got a good amount of engineering and design experience and I've always loved to make things with my hands. This shop is a way for me to turn my craft into my business.

Where does the name come from?

The term "neutral ground," as it relates to New Orleans, refers to the wide grassy medians that run down the center of the street. Famous examples include Canal Street, Saint Charles Avenue, and Carrolton Avenue. At the turn of the 19th century there were tensions between the French Creoles (of the French Quarter) and the New Americans (of the Central Business District) opposite Canal Street. The groups met on the neutral ground to settle their disputes. I believe that custom design work demands a similar, communicative approach to problem solving.


A guy and a dog who make awesome stuff. The wood shop is named for the places in NOLA where people would go to hug it out.

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