BlackWaterWorkshops

BlackWater Workshops

Waynesville, Ohio · 396 Sales

BlackWaterWorkshops

BlackWater Workshops

Waynesville, Ohio 396 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(139)

Announcement   BlackWater Workshops welcomes special requests for custom items! If you see a piece in my shop that you would like to have modified - changes in size, wood species, embellishments, etc. Or if you have an idea in mind for something you just can't find, chances are I can make it! Just send me a convo and we'll get started!

If you want to keep up on my latest work, give BlackWater Workshops a like on Facebook and Pinterest!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 28, 2016

BlackWater Workshops welcomes special requests for custom items! If you see a piece in my shop that you would like to have modified - changes in size, wood species, embellishments, etc. Or if you have an idea in mind for something you just can't find, chances are I can make it! Just send me a convo and we'll get started!

If you want to keep up on my latest work, give BlackWater Workshops a like on Facebook and Pinterest!

Mark Slaughter

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Mark Slaughter

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(139)
Colleen Fitzpatrick

Colleen Fitzpatrick on Jul 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Mark did a BEAUTIFUL job on the book shelf. I have many cookbooks and he met my request for a slight longer shelf. The craftsmanship and beauty of the wood are a lovely addition to my kitchen.

Kat Stone

Kat Stone on Jun 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for your wonderful craftsmanship and wood quality - I love it! Super fast shipping, very well packed - will be back! Take care...

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About

BlackWater has brought me back!

My grandfather was a woodworker, my Dad's a woodworker - I grew up watching and learning from them. I have been a home improvement contractor/builder for most of my adult life with very little time to pursue the craft I love so much.

BlackWater is what we call our little 5 acre wooded paradise in SW Ohio. When we bought it in 2005 it was so thickly wooded we could hardly walk through it. We came up with the name because of all the black stones in the creek that runs through the property, and because in the fall the Walnuts drop off the trees into the water and turn it black!

I had to clear over 350 trees to build our home here, many of them Walnut, Black Cherry, Ash, Red Cedar, Hackberry, White Pine, and even a few Ohio Buckeyes and Hickories. While most of it went to the firewood stack, I was able to save a few logs for the sawmill.

The process began in 2005 with clearing a few paths, planning the homesite, designing the house, more clearing,…….. construction began in late 2008. In late 2009 we moved into the house, and I had already commandeered the walk-out basement as my shop!

I still do the building/remodeling work as I'm called to, but every chance I get I'm in my shop doing what I love to do - working with wood! I have done custom work throughout the midwest US, sent custom pieces as far as the UK and Australia, and have even made "props" for a well-known production in Hollywood - Iron Man III! If you've seen that movie, you've seen my work!

I look forward to the day when I can spend all my time in my shop making pieces that people all over the world have loved, and getting inspiration to make more interesting things as time goes by.

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Last updated on February 4, 2011

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