When wood becomes art



Brent’s Woodshop chairs and custom furniture are handmade, heirloom quality and built to last. I invite you to experience the look, feel, quality and comfort of one of these handmade pieces. My custom chairs provide superior lumbar support and will cradle your body like nothing you have ever experienced. It takes the eye of an artist, the hand of a craftsman, and creative design skills to produce unique, custom furniture.


I invite you to stop by my woodshop and experience the look, feel, quality and comfort of one of these handmade pieces. Sit in one of my chairs. You will experience superior lumbar support that will cradle your body like nothing you have ever felt. But whether it is a chair, a table or bench, you will be astonished by the comfort and strength of each and every piece. You can be confident that your piece will last for generations. I guarantee it.



Depending on your desire and budget, wood selection is an important part of the project. I will take time to discuss the pros and cons of each wood choice available. Before I get started you will know exactly what to expect as far as durability and cost. No surprises. Where joinery will be used, wood will be free of imperfections. Sometimes this process results in being unable to use perfectly colored or beautiful wood, but it is much better than risking compromising the chair’s strength and integrity. Once the wood is selected and the individual chair parts are laid out and sketched, each piece is rough-cut with the appropriate saw and then shaped to exact dimensions using templates and shaper, specially designed bits. This step ensures that each piece will fit exactly into it’s counterpart, whether it is a leg into a seat or an arm into a leg-joint.


Using only professional woodworking tools, I can guarantee perfect fits at every joint. Each cut is painstakingly measured to an exact tolerance and created using the appropriate saw, router or other specialized tool. Each piece is always first test fitted and inspected for a flawless fit. Once satisfied that the joint is exact, the pieces are joined together using the latest super strong commercial glues and epoxies. Where appropriate, dowels, pocket holes and stainless steel screws are used to further strengthen the joint. Once completely assembled, the piece is guaranteed to retain its strength and stability.


After complete drying, pieces are sanded, sanded, and sanded. Although tiring and often tedious, sanding is the majority of the work involved after assembly, when properly done, the sanding process will produce a flawless finish, free of defects and one that will add brilliance and warmth to the wood. This is accomplished through multiple sessions, each with progressively finer grits of sandpaper This is one of my favorite steps because the figure and grain of the wood reveals itself fullest here, sometimes pleasantly surprising me with subtle color and figure characteristics that always make me smile. After sanding, I use only top-rated clear coats to protect the piece for years to come. The clear coat provides a natural looking protective finish that won’t chip, peel, crack or wrinkle.




Fremont, Michigan