Makers Woodshop started about 8 years ago as a dream, a desire, to create woodwork that is both beautiful and unique. Something that would not only be pleasing to the eye now, but that would stand the test of time. Not mass produced, but truly inspired pieces that are one of a kind.
We Believe in Quality
Tables and bars.
From dining room tables, to dry bars. We can make a table that not only functions as a flat surface for you to put stuff on, but also incentivizes you to clean up a bit. I mean, wouldn’t you if this was in your living room?
Don’t forget about desks, mantles and coffee tables, we can do those to.
First, we have our Visionary:
Jason Dawson. He truly loves woodworking and is committed to continually educating himself to expand his knowledge and abilities in the field. He is also a dreamer: his heart for this business is for it to surpass him; to be able to pass it on to his children, who right now, love to hang out at the shop and take tremendous pride in any job they are able to do.
Next, there’s our Artist:
Travis Thomas. He has the amazing ability, talent, and patience to find the best coating and finish for every piece he puts his hands on. He takes the time to do things right every time. Whenever you see Travis work it’s obvious that he is passionate about what he does. He is also the master of finishes. He has spent hundreds of hours experimenting with various finishes and how they interact with each other to best compliment any wood surface he is working on.
Finally the Brains:
Myrthe Dawson. She is the smart one. If you see a unique design that you just have to have, she probably came up with it. She also handles our cad designs, our social media, and so many other things that the list would probably break the internet. One of these days we are going to get our giant wooden 3d puzzles area of the site up and running, and you will then be able to see her true genius.
To make beautiful lasting things out of large pieces of wood. Yeah, it’s a pretty simple mission. Oh, and to pay our bills doing it.
Honestly, this was part of the web template when I started putting this site together. I am not entirely sure that woodshop needs a vision. As much as I would like to pander and say that we are focused on reducing carbon emissions by using wood condemned to the fireplace pile for our tables. But that isn’t really why we do this. Honestly, we just love working with wood, and each piece is a surprise.
We get our wood from a local family mill that takes wood destined for the fire wood pile and slices it up for one of a kind slab work. None of our wood comes from trees cut down for their lumber. It is all sourced from trees that either fell down, or needed to come down for safety reasons.
We get really big pieces of wood, and let them dry out, then we flatten it with a CNC router. Then we sand it, and fill it with grain filler, then we sand it alot more. Fill holes with epoxy if needed, then we finish it with the proper oil, poly, wax, or whatever the application needs, then we photograph it, and try to sell it. Pretty straightforward.
We will need to get some of these, it’s not that they aren’t out there.. It’s just that we haven’t asked for them yet…