As woodworkers and woodturners, we strive to be different in our offerings. We will custom make wooden balusters and other items, some of which are covered in the pictures below, that not obtainable elsewhere, either because of small quantities needed, pricing, or it just can't be found. 770-540-9504
Porch Posts & Other Big Items
Spheres (Ball Tops) on Newel Posts
Thank you for coming here to learn a little more about Custom Woodworkers.
I'm Don Bedell, my specialty is creating custom hand made balusters and unique wood turnings and items.
I specialize in unusual, unique, historical architectural pieces oftentimes needed for restoration.
When one is looking to repair, restore, or replace a balustrade or baluster, I can custom-make what is needed. As a woodworker and woodturner, I strive to be different in my offerings. I like to do custom made outside historical balusters, porch posts, support posts, large rocking chairs, long candle holders, spheres (Ball Posts/Newels). If you are looking to restore or repair older items that aren't made anymore or are in the restoration business, but can't find anyone to do it... I'll look at it.
I may not say ‘yes’ to everything, but are proud that I can do so much that others can’t or won't.
Take time to look at the pictures, let your imagination soar, and give me a call if we can help.
Last item.... I practice -- "If you like what you see/get, tell your friends. If you do not... tell us." Everything is constantly changing. Any comments on this website as far as clarity, ease of navigation, and flow is concerned will certainly be read...
Reviews. (Anything shown is used with the permission of the author)
I really appreciate the excellent job you recently did on the custom barley twist legs. As you know, I’m rebuilding an old pub table and needed two additional legs for my project. I did search the internet, and could not find anything that remotely resembled these old English table legs. After staining these two new legs you created, they are identical to the original ones. You cannot distinguish between the old and new ones.
After you showed me how you created these out of blank oak stock, it is truly a work of art. I will send you pictures of my final project. And when my friends compliment me on my new creation, I’ll have to give credit to Don Bedell, the custom woodworker from Forsyth county. Great job. Thank you for getting these just right.
Joel F. Mann
Roof Finial Our roof finial was rotted beyond repair. Fortunately, I found the services of Don Bedell. He replicated our old finial perfectly and improved the design and durability. He was very professional, personable and easy to work with. It is clear he takes great pride in his work. I highly recommend his services. Moreover, it is great to support a local craftsman in the USA. Additionally, Don has many craftsman contacts. If he can't do it, he likely knows someone who can. I can't wait to go back and start on our custom maple/walnut drop ceiling.
James Eskes, Atlanta, GA
Custom street signs and mailbox posts When our homeowners association needed a new vendor for custom made mailbox posts, street signs and stop signs, Don Bedell fit the bill. He is responsive, his prices are fair and his workmanship is excellent.
Kyle Thompson; Milton, GA
Porch Finials Woodworker, Don Bedell, crafted two over-sized finials for the splayed stairs off our back deck. Due to the size of the posts, the finials needed to be custom-made. Mr. Bedell did an excellent job ~ the finials matched the style of the existing posts perfectly. We highly recommend Mr. Bedell's workmanship. His skill & understanding of our needs created a excellent product.
Clint & Susan Gruwell, Powder Springs, GA
I'm so very pleased with my beautiful headboard posts which Don Bedell made for me! He listened to my ideas and did actually what I asked. He primed the posts, then I chalked, painted them and love how they turned out! I would highly recommend his work.
Jan McCullers, Auburn, Ala.
Hi Don....thought I'd share a picture of the newlyweds and their walking sticks. They love them and will put them to good use. Thanks again for your talent and comradary. Best Wishes, Dwight Mynatt, Roswell, GA
I decided to turn my living room into a distressed Irish Pub theme. I acquired the bar and installed it. However, I realized that I needed an pedestal and sink to go with the theme. Not just any old sink and pedestal. I searched and found a whiskey barrel and vessel sink that would fit the bill nicely! What to do with the whiskey barrel? I had no tools, nor skill set to do the conversion. I did some googling and found Don. Don is a master wood craftsmen that lived not too far from me. Don and I connected during the week. I explained my project to Don. Don had a full grasp on what needed to be done. I was in Don’s shop the next weekend. I spent a half day with Don. It was so much fun for me! Like going back in time to Shop Class 101 in high school! While Don did the heavy lifting when it came to design, planning, and specialty wood tools. I assisted Don along the way under his supervision. The finished product was amazing! Don was extremely reasonable with his fee. Don is very gracious and customer oriented and is extremely conscientious. If you have a special wood working project, or you want to purchase some of Don’s goods. You are getting the best either way! Ray Hill, Cumming, Ga.
RE: Tall Rocker chair.
Hi Don, Thanks so much for the wonderful rockers!
Both the heavy duty tall rocker and the regular tall rocker feel very sturdy. They are very comfortable and certainly solve our viewing problem of seeing over the deck railing. They are also beautiful! My wife and I both appreciate your efforts! You certainly gave us constant updates and built our rockers in the timeframe you quoted. I forgot to mention the great looking and foldable table you built us. Makes it very easy to do drinks or whatever we want while enjoying or view. We certainly recommend your rockers to anyone that is interested in clear viewing on their deck. Thanks again!, Mike and Chris OHARA, Bostic, N.C.
HI Don, I am so excited, my rocker came today. John put it together for me without any problems. I am definitely sitting on top of the world. I can get in and out with no problems. The little platform in front that folds up is great. it works perfect. You have done a wonderful thing for me and I am sure others. I can’t thank you enough for the time and care you have put into this chair. You put up with all my emails and comments. I am going to miss your emails You are funny and entertaining. We cracked up with some of you expressions. I was put at ease and could explain to you what I needed. God Bless you Don! And thank you so much. I certainly hope the company realizes what a gem you are. Sincerely yours, Cindy Corley, Sumter, S. C.
Hi Don: The chairs and table were delivered yesterday. Boxes bent but intact. I assembled them today and we're enjoying them as I write this message. The attached says it all - they are well made, rustic but stylish and really........BIG!! They're very comfortable. Thanks for building and shipping these gorgeous chairs (and table). We will enjoy them for many years! Best Regards, Patrick and Laurakay McLoughlin,
"The Tall Strong Rocker and Table is a must-have if you have a deck. Sure, decks are nice. Not being over to see over the deck rail is actually disappointing. I am incredibly thankful to have found these super comfortable tall chairs -- that ROCK -- AND have a matching Tall Table. It has totally upped the level of deck enjoyment, let me tell you! Being able to sit outside in the fresh air, rock in a beautiful rocking chair, and enjoy the scenery is so refreshing! The furniture is superior because it is sturdy, made of strong wood, and is beautiful. In addition, the entire order process from the start has been superior. Don kept me in the loop from the time of ordering to the materials time to the build phase, to the shipping time to my after-care questions. He also asked if I wanted a personal carving into the chairs, which we did and it was beautifully and perfectly done. I feel good about my purchase because his work is high quality and supports local craftsmen. If you are looking for the perfect deck chairs and table then look no more, don't waste a minute, and don't even bat an eye - you will be so happy with this set. - Sincerest thanks, Jennifer and Craig Love in St. Louis, MO"
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