Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

“Furniture as an Art”

Hi and welcome to Crabtree Woodworks. I build furniture in the Wichita, Kansas area. I have a deep respect for American furniture of the early 18 and 19 hundreds. I use this respect and inspiration to create my own furniture. like an artist painting a picture, I start with only sketches and mental images of what I want. This leads me down different roads of expression as the piece evolves.  Once finished, I have a one of a kind piece of furniture with character all its own.

” He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

-Francis of Assisi

Examples of  finished furniture and some of my woodworking  techniques can be seen by clicking on the headings on the left..

The “Post History”  is a archive of everything I have posted through the years, just highlight and click to go to the post.

NOTE: Left Click on the Pics to enlarge. When finished click back arrow to go back to page.  The Crabtree Woodworks  logo will  always take you back to home page.

Come back often  and check out my post archive and  please leave comments and /or questions.

Mark Crabtree

To contact me , write to

7 comments on ““Furniture as an Art”

  1. Daniel Micheal
    December 13, 2012

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  2. Georgiana Schwab
    December 24, 2012

    Wonderful website. Plenty of useful information here. I am sending it to several friends. thanks for your effort!

  3. Jesica Holtorf
    December 28, 2012

    Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. Nevertheless just imagine if you added some great images or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with pics and videos, this site could definitely be one of the best in its field. Terrific blog!

    • Crabtree Woodworks
      December 28, 2012

      I have plans for videos and other content for the future, thanks for your input Jesica!!
      Mark C.

  4. Justine Utsey
    January 10, 2013

    very good publish, i actually love this website, keep on it

  5. Bonita Harthan
    November 14, 2020

    I would love to buy a quilt storage box?How much do they run?

    • Crabtree Woodworks
      December 29, 2020

      Depending on the style , anywhere from 1000 to 1500. Not building at this time though. Thanks for your interest

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