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Born and raised in suburban Houston, I spent the early years of my life chasing athletics and developing my craft as an artist. I moved to Seward, Nebraska to attend Concordia University, Nebraska and studiedGraphic Design.

After graduating in 2005, I moved to Omaha, Nebraska where I have worked as a Graphic Designer. My goals shifted to building custom furniture for our new house and for friends and jumped head first into the woodworking world.

Based out of a garage in Bennington, NE
is where I enjoy creating an assortment
of products from tables, benches, wall decor
and everything in between.

 

As a designer/woodworker, I strive to express
my love for creation with each custom piece and design, bringing every client’s dream to life.

I am currently doing all of my work out of our two car garage. The space can get tight from time to time but it seems to be working for now. The future could turn into a local shop where I can expand the workspace to build larger pieces and possibly a storefront setup to sell my work. 

"The flag came out absolutely beautiful! Derik was very helpful in making some custom changes to the flag, and it truly came out better than I could have imagined. I can't wait to give it to my husband for Christmas! I will definitely be ordering more from him in the future!"

- Molly

"Incredible quality & customer service! Thank you thank you thank you!"
Alivia

I could not have had a better experience with this purchase. Derik created an original logo that was much, much better than anything I could have envisioned, and shipped the item to me very quickly. The gift recipient absolutely loved it!

- Alison

Work of art!!!! I love it!!!! Seller was great with fantastic communication and very nice! Would purchase in future without reservation! Thanks again for your wood masterpiece!!!!!!
- Steve