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, and new patterns are added often. Each design is
painstakingly punched by hand, one dot at a time, using an awl and a rawhide mallet that belonged to
my great-grandfather who was also a woodworker.
I was a charter member of both the Art and Artisans Showcase Elgin Style and 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.
If you wish to purchase any item shown here, please call us at (512) 281-6791 to make a secure
credit/debit card purchase with our Square system.
Again, thank you for visiting Masterpiece Woodcrafters, and I look forward to working for you.
Artisan & Owner
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|Michael will be the featured artist at Art Connections in Bastrop for the June 3rd Artwalk, and will be providing a children's
art activity the following day from 1 - 3pm in front of the gallery. Please join us for one or both events!
We are pleased to announce that we will be opening another shop location late this summer in Homer, Alaska!
Be sure to come see us at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, June 9 - 11!
We will again be located in the "Back Forty"
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