Made In East Texas: Rockytop Woodworks in Tyler

Published on Sunday, 16 March 2014 23:18 - Written by

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MAKER: Rockytop Woodworks in Tyler


BACKGROUND: Rick Hensley has been working with wood for more than 30 years and specializes in arts and crafts and mission-style furniture.

He enjoys building from the harvesting of the tree and only harvests trees downed by storms or removed for construction, according to his website, . Native woods he works with most include walnut, white oak, red oak, cherry, ash, pecan, hickory, pine and mesquite.


PRODUCTS: He builds furniture from the wood — domestic or exotic — the customer chooses and finishes each piece one at a time.

His work includes tables, book shelves, hutches and dining room furniture, desks, drawers, bathroom cabinets, bedroom furniture, chests and signs.


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