Westphalia Wood Works is owned and operated by brothers, Peter and Mark, who have been working side by side since 1984.
Our humble but well outfitted shop is located near Fredericksburg, Virginia.
We’re small fish in a big pond and our quality is second to none. All of our finished pieces are SOLID WOOD. We can supply the finest, time given pieces to our customers and our reputation spreads by word of mouth. Please refer to our “Testimonials” page.
EVERY part of the process is performed here and EVERY piece we make is heirloom quality and will last generations.
Each creation is a piece of artwork, one of a kind, made one at a time. No two are alike. There’s no production line here.
In recent years there has been a growing interest and popularity in using repurposed materials, especially with the push for all things “environmental” and “green”. In fact, it has become a trend and is sought out by discriminating customers who value good quality. To that end, we are in possession of a large amount of old barn wood that is at least a century old. More on the way.
We also design and create pieces using solid slabbed timber from local hardwoods that have been downed by storms, lightning strikes or were removed by utility companies.
(Rarely do we purchase commercially available lumber unless for a special request. Most often we have an ample supply on hand of Walnut, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Tulip Poplar, Hickory, Beech, and others)
This timber is then milled by a local sawyer and then is air cured in our sheds for a year or so, then placed into our solar powered kiln during the summer for final curing (and to eliminate any possibility of insect infestation) prior to final milling in our shop.
Slow cured timber is much nicer and attractive than commercially “forced dried” which has a tendency to case harden lumber and makes wood brittle whereas air dried/slow cured timber produces a more profound and beautiful natural grain patina.
If you value excellent craftsmanship, with attention to detail, using old world techniques coupled with modern methods, then you will love what we produce… Guaranteed.
Our typical lead time is about 6-8 weeks unless of course we have a finished piece in inventory.
We will ship to anywhere in the continental United States. In most cases we use FedEx Freight.