Dave's Wood Art

Yep!  Everything you see here on this website is work done from local woods only.  I do not buy wood from other parts of the state or other parts of the country.  I think Texas has some beautiful wood and I see no reason to use anything else.  You will find all kinds of things here varying from bowls of all sizes and woods, to platters, salt/spice boxes, even mortar and pestle sets.  You will find my turnings are thought out to be useful as well as good looking.  My turnings also tend to be more rustic in style, which is not to be confused with vintage.   Now I will stop all of this rambling and I invite you to explore the site and I hope you enjoy what you see.  For purchasing purposes there is a link with each piece taking you to my store front on Etsy.  I even have some critter photos on a page showing off some of the wildlife that I feed regularly because I feel I need to help them out with food and water.

Thanks, Dave

Newest Tools for My Shop


Now and then the time comes where one must replace older equipment.  The time came in September, 2019.  So, money was spent and the equipment arrived in a timely fashion and I nearly wrecked my back and neck getting it unloaded and assembled and set up.  Whew!  I wasn't right for a week, I think.  But, it was worth it.  Believe me.  When running the lathe it is so quiet I can actually hear myself think.  Wow!  I am a very happy camper.  New lathe, band saw, air compressor that runs air tools, and belt sharpening system.  Last but not least is a new Stihl chainsaw to replace the old one that finally quit on me.  I will add a in shop photo of the belt sharpening system as soon as I remember to take it.  So, except for the sharpener, you have a manufacturer's photo of the equipment and an in-shop photo.  Just had to kinda show off a bit here.


It is not reflected on this website, yet.  But if you follow the links to my Etsy store you will see every item I have listed has free shipping offered for within the Continental United States.  Only the lower 48, folks.  If you are elsewhere, please contact me for shipping rates to your zip code.


Recently Added:

Extremely Colorful Pecan Wood Jar

Gorgeously Colored Pecan Wood Pedestal Bowl

4 Cornered Pecan Wood Bowl

Pecan Wood Candy/Nut Bowl

Exquisite Pecan Burl Mortar & Pestle



Featured Piece

Featured Piece - Magnificent Pecan Wood Centerpiece Pedestal Bowl



Unusual Duck

As many folks know, I feed a fair amount of wild critters.  Deer, squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, and as of the past couple of years black bellied whistling ducks.  Cute ducks they are.  I have never seen a duck sit on a power line before but lo and behold, I had one doing it on April 18, 2017.  Just so you will believe me instead of accusing me of spinning a Texas yarn, here is a photo just for you!

My Log Yard

As a lot of folks know, I harvest pretty much all of my own wood.  A little while back I was in what I call my "wood acquisition mode", which means I am out logging.  Yes, literally cutting trees down, limbing them, and then bucking them to manageable lengths for hauling purposes.  Below is a series of photos taken of my log yard right after one of my little logging operations.  The wood in the first two photos is American Elm and the next two photos show both the elm and pecan wood that I brought in.  Some of the elm is about 3' in diameter.  What you see was done in two days time.  I get some good help from a friend, and together we get the job done.  And, I thank that feller for his help.  He is one of the reasons that Dave's Wood Art can function.

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