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Custom Woodworking.

Handcrafted furniture transforms a house into a home. Built of the highest quality hardwoods and joinery techniques, these heirloom-quality pieces are sure to be passed down in your family for many generations. At VanVleet Woodworking, I will work with you to help design and create that special, one of a kind piece you desire for your home.




Why compromise when you can customize? Enhance your home with handcrafted, custom furniture made to your exact specifications. VanVleet Woodworking specializes in custom wood furnishings, made to last a lifetime. You’ve invested so much in your home; now make it your own with pieces designed just for you.



I will work with you to help you create a beautiful custom piece. With experience on everything from cutting boards, to custom tables, to cribs and bed frames, I have the expertise to build your ideas. Interested in working with me? Contact me and we will get started on your one of a kind piece today!



I can’t rave enough about how this piece had changed the dynamic of my living room/home office. Derik listened to my requirements and came up with a brilliant design and combination of materials that really pop. Everyone is complementing the desk and asking where I got it!
— Mariana - ATLANTA, Georgia
I wanted an outdoor table that would stand out, as well as stand up to, both the elements and time. It was also important to me that this furniture was sourced from sustainable, local materials. VanVleet Woodworking listened to my needs and design ideas and built an heirloom quality piece that really stands out on my patio.
— Greg, Atlanta, Georgia
I love the custom pieces of beautiful furniture VanVleet Woodworking has done for us. Each piece is carefully designed and crafted. VanVleet Woodworking listened to our needs and helped cast a vision to meet our goals. Our VanVleet Woodworking furniture will be passed on to future generations. We are and always will be repeat customers.
— Joanna, Tuscaloosa, Alabama



My Name is Derik VanVleet.

All project journeys start and end with one thing. Wood. I hand select each piece, from the rough, in order to get the best color and grain matching possible. I sketch out where each piece of the project will come from, and mill the lumber myself so I can see what each piece reveals under the rough exterior and begin to see how each of the parts will come together to form a singular finished product.

Building the piece is just the first step; each piece must be finished. I use finishes that are proven to bring out the natural beauty of the wood, not a multi step manufactured process like in the big box stores. The carefully selected wood deserves a finish that allows it to show its true nature. I focus on using natural oils and clear finishes, not stains and gels that cover the wood's natural character.

My Promise.

I’ll only work with the best materials available and provide a lifetime guarantee on all pieces. I never compromise quality for time and give my clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. I strive for honest customer service, so contracts are only paid in full when the finished work is to your complete satisfaction.