The above photograph was taken by Marcella Dilonardo
I live in the beautiful mountains of northern Greenville, South Carolina. For more than 35 years, I have owned an operated my woodshop and sign shop and have always enjoyed working with my hands. Most days I spend in the shop is started by planning ahead and reviewing orders, and by finishing up the previous days work, selecting raw lumber for the next projects or purchasing supplies. When purchasing hardwoods, I purchase the best quality hardwoods available, most often I will pay a higher price but in return I get the best quality hardwoods.
Each piece of wood is different in grain and color even if the wood is the same species. I work with highly figured walnut, cherry, maple, ambrosia maple, birds-eye maple along with some imported and stabilized woods as needed depending on the project.
A combination of power tools and hand tools are used in the shop handcrafting each piece. Sanding is all done by hand which takes an incredible amount of time to get each piece smooth and ready for final finish. Finishing is also done by hand, this is where the character and grain of the wood is really revealed.
Over 35 years of woodworking and custom sign experience, craftsmanship, skill, knowledge and understanding of wood and working along other woodworking craftsman and artisans help me to create beautiful heirlooms every day. Handcrafted heirloom lasting a lifetime!
My work is unique and will help to make your home inviting. An inviting home that is warm, full of love and were family and friends are always welcome is the best feeling in the world. Home cooked meals, desserts, fellowship, love of family and friends make our home a Happy Home.
Beautiful home cooked food deserves to be beautifully presented. My handmade cutting boards and serving boards are perfect for preparing food and serving straight to the table. A good cutting board belongs in every kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and entertaining guest on a regular basis, you may want to have multiple boards for cutting, cheese tasting, pizzas, hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and dessert displays.
Above, Wine Bottle Stoppers hand turned on my wood lathe. The cork is recessed so it does not show when the wine stopper is in the bottle!
You will find numerous photos of my work throughout my website. Please go to my Contact page or my INFO page if you are interested in having something made or if you have questions.
thank you, Michael
ARTISTIC, QUALITY AND DURABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP
Above; board in progress!
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OUR SHOP PETS
Meet Lizzie and Leo! Lizzie is our calico and Leo is her baby son! Lizzie is around 6 years old and Leo is 3 years old. They are both good hunters and often bring lizards and mice to the front door, trying to sneak them inside.