Thank you for visiting Masterpiece Woodcrafters!

I have created a unique line of gifts and antique reproductions that are individually handcrafted utilizing
construction methods that were common prior to the 20th century.  All of the items are made of solid
wood, and are assembled using pegs and glue, dovetail or box joinery, with no nails used in the
construction.  Each piece is individually assembled, then finished and polished by hand.

Many of my pieces are adorned with punchwork, based on quilting patterns from the 18th and 19th
centuries, as well as many Celtic inspired designs.  Each design is painstakingly punched by hand, one
dot at a time, using an awl and a rawhide mallet that belonged to my great-gradfather who was also a
woodworker.

I am a charter member of both the
Art and Artisans Showcase Elgin Style and of the Elgin Arts
Association, and I served as the first President of that organization.  In December 2005, I was among
the first Texas artisans to be named a "
Texas Original" by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

I encourage you to visit my gallery of currently available items.  If you don't see what you are looking
for, drop me a note and let me know what you would like to see. I regularly make boxes and larger
furniture pieces to order, and a number of these pieces can be seen on the "Made to Order" page.  
Whether it is one of the items pictured, a different punchwork pattern or something completely
different, I am certain that we can accommodate your wishes.

If you are an 18th or 19th century reenactor or living historian, please visit our
Reenactor Gear page,
featuring items which are faithful reproductions of original 19th century items located in museums
around the country or in private collections.  

Again, thank you for visiting Masterpiece Woodcrafters, and I look forward to working for you.

Regards,

Michael Strange
Artisan & Owner
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