About Us 

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Our full service shop specializes in windows and doors, historical millwork, and bespoke joinery. We approach this craft with a drive and passion unparalleled in our industry, and stand on the shoulders of our predecessors and ancestors. We are detail oriented, have a proficient understanding of classical architecture, and strive to combine tried technique with ingenuity and creativity.

 

If you haven't already, visit Our Services to learn more. Scroll below to read more about who we are and our company!

Ben George II __ Founder and Co-Owner

Benjamin George II

Founder/ Co-Owner

   Benjamin started Heartwood after living in Japan and being inspired by their harmony and aesthetic.

   Having studied Jazz Saxophone in college, he was raised around carpentry and architecture, so it was a 'natural transition' from the music world into owning and operating a wood shop. 

   His free days off generally include working, or lying around thinking that he should be working instead. 

Devon Wilson

Co-Owner

   Devon grew up in Central, TX. His passion for woodworking started in his mid-teens, starting with his grandfathers antique tool collection. He is inspired by nature, and natural elements are the cornerstone of his work. 

    His hobbies include gardening, exotic plant culture and tinkering with his '86 Toyota pickup. 

   His favorite quote is is: "A joke is a very serious thing."  -Winston Churchill

Devon Wilson __ Co Owner
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Layla

Lead Shop Dog and Moral Support

   Layla hails from the city of Luling, TX, and comes from a long line of loving, nurturing pitbulls. She enjoys hecks about 4 times a day and sits like a human sometimes. 

   When she isn't busy making sure the shop is protected, she is probably sleeping in her dog loft. Hence why she is so beautiful. 

Learn more about fostering or adopting pets here: https://www.austinpetsalive.org/adopt

 

Our Shop

One of the things that sets our company apart is our workspace. This creative space is one that is grounded in our collective passions: carpentry, old tools, and plants, among other things. The old homes that we love were often built using specialized machines, so our shop is adorned with antique tools that we have restored for our use. Take a look at some of these vintage machines below!

Wysong & Myles Mortiser

No. 284 - Circa. 1945
 

Wysong & Miles Co. was founded in 1904 by Olmedo Cortez Wysong. They were located in Greensboro, NC and specialized in industrial woodworking equipment. This mortiser was made at the height of the U.S. involvement in WWII and is evident by it's solid cast construction. All of our exterior doors make a quick visit to this machine to get mortised and prepped for tenons. 

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Rowley & Hermance Lathe

Shop No. 10.187 - Circa 1875
 

This 17 foot patterners' lathe was built by Pennsylvania manufacturer Rowley and Hermance. At almost 150 years old, this tool is not only one our oldest tools, but also one of the most capable. With it we can manufacture turned historic porch posts and beams at up to 16' lengths! 

Powermatic 160 Planer

No. 66-10993 - Circa 1964
 

Powermatic is a name that is recognized throughout the woodworking world, and this mid 60's model planer is a testament to the quality of the manufacturer. With a 16" bed and a 7.5 hp motor, this is one of the main workhorses of our shop and a reminder of the brilliance of simple woodworking machines. 

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