Lazy River Woodwork

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

LazyRiverWoodwork is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We will be on vacation until the end of March. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

We will be on vacation until the end of March. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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About LazyRiverWoodwork

Sales 12
On Etsy since 2015

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Lazy River Woodwork creates beautiful woodworks using greenwood and reclaimed wood.

We started Lazy River Woodwork to share what we have been creating with greenwood and reclaimed wood.
We start the process of creating a beautiful work of art out of wood by reclaiming trees and wood destined for the garbage dump or the shredded chip pile. Most of the time this wood comes to us as greenwood which is by it's very nature newly cut fresh wood with a high moisture content. The unique aspects of this rejected wood are exactly what we are looking for. The wood contains worm holes, spalting (wood rot), coloring, grain patterns and figuring from the crotch of the tree, or from burls, or from natural twists in the tree.
We hand cut and split the wood and then depending on what it will become we either plane the wood into slabs or split the wood into bowl blanks or spindle pieces. We then turn our lamps and bowls on a foot powered lathe and hand plane the benches, table tops and cutting boards.
Each piece reveals itself in this process and we have the great privilege of seeing it all come out in the final beautiful piece.
The only hard part is staying receptive to the whole process and keeping an open mind to what the wood itself is revealing to us.

Tom and Victoria McGrath

Blake D.
Bethel Park, PA
Relationship: Client
Project Date: October 2015
Project Price: less than $1,000
I had the pleasure of purchasing two hand made rustic cherry lamps as a gift and could not have been more pleased with the quality of work, meticulous finish and attention to artistry. Lazy River Woodwork has a remarkable talent for creating unique and functional works of art by showcasing the inherent beauty in nature. I look forward to making another purchase and would recommend any of their products.

Shop members

  • Thomas McGrath


  • Victoria Mcgrath


Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Lazy River Woodwork and thank you for stopping by!

I invite you to look around the shop and see what you like. New listings are added often so give us a favorite to stay up to date.

Down in the wood shop, you can find me handcrafting and turning unique wooden creations such as, lamps, serving trays, cutting boards, benches, and the like.

The wood I use for handcrafting is mostly reclaimed wood from Western Pennsylvania. I've been finding Cherry, Walnut, Flame Box Elder, and other local trees.

I try not to force the wood in becoming something, but rather listening to the wood and allowing it to become what it wants to be.

I hope you bring a unique Lazy River Woodwork creation into your home.

Message me for custom orders, I'd be glad to work with you.

- Tom McGrath III

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges

If an item is damaged during the shipping process, please contact Lazy River Woodwork via Etsy right away. Photos of damage will help assess if a repair or replacement is necessary.

If the piece seems repairable, we will ask if items can be shipped back to us. If we cannot repair damages, we will be in contact on how to move forward.

There is no refund on the shipping and handling fees.
We accept Credit Cards, PayPal, Money Orders and Cashier's Checks!

If you are not using Credit or PayPal, please allow extra delivery time for processing.

Residents of Pennsylvania: Tax Rates Apply
In addition to your payment confirmation, you will receive an e-mail confirmation when your order has been shipped.

Pre-Made Woodwork: Shipped within 1-5 Business Days

Made-To-Order Woodwork: Shipped within 10 Business DAys

Custom Order Hoops: Shipped within 1-2 weeks

LOCAL PITTSBURGH ORDERS --- Please contact Lazy River Woodwork prior to purchasing so that we may provide you with a pick-up coupon which reduces the shipping & handling costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Message to ask about CUSTOM ORDERS!

Although I am receptive to requests for custom orders, it might not always be possible. Because I create things as the inspiration and inclination strikes me, and often use found materials, I may not be able to create the exact item that you want. However, please don't hesitate to ask! I'll be glad to consider it, and will let you know quickly if it's something I can do or not.

I am open to wholesale and consignment opportunities for some items, please ask if you are interested.