Welcome to
St. Pierre Woodworking and Sawmill!

Here you can find furniture hand crafted in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. I enjoy creating quality, custom furniture with the finest materials through precise techniques and craftsmanship. Browse around at my work, I'd love to add a lifetime of beauty in your home with a custom piece just for you.

You can also choose from a large selection of slabs, mantles and other reclaimed wood. My showroom has slabs cut from many different types of wood, some of which are very unique.



Featured Item of the Week: White Oak Burl Slabs (See pictures to right) This weeks featured item is the white oak burl slabs we have for sale! These slabs are probably the coolest we have ever cut and look incredible when they are finished and made into a piece of furniture. The slabs are perfect for a coffee table top or something similar. As you can see to the right the burl was growing out of the middle of the tree and was cut out so we could slab it.

A burl is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. Burls grow as a result of stress in the tree which can be caused by an injury, virus, fungus attack, or insect attack. Most burls grow underground from the roots of the tree and aren't discovered until the tree dies or falls over. Most trees that have burls, however, are still healthy and will live for many years. It is when the burls grow in vulnerable spots or cause off-shooting growth that becomes large and heavy and creates additional stress that the tree can break apart.

Although burl wood can be bad for a tree it is prized by artists, furniture makers, and sculptors. As a custom furniture maker we definitely prize these beautiful burls! We have had several orders to make coffee tables out of the burls and are very excited to produce such unique and fascinating pieces from this extraordinary burl wood!

Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burl

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-burl-wood.htm

http://forestry.about.com/od/foresthealth/p/
disease_burl.htm

   

Click below to see previous featured items.

Featured Item of the Week, August 2

Featured Item of the Week, July 26

Featured Item of the Week, July 19

Featured Item of the Week, July 12

Featured Item of the Week, July 5

Featured Item of the Week, June 28

Featured Item of the Week, June 21

Featured Item of the Week, June 14



Shop Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday: Closed