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Woodcraft of Woodcraft of Fort Worth


Woodcraft of Fort Worth

754 Grapevine Hwy
Hurst, TX 76054
Call Us: (682) 334-1025
Fax Us: (682) 334-1028
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
  • Monday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM

John Lester
John is the instructor of our popular cabinet classes and scroll saw classes. With his honed skills as a cabinet maker and da vinci like scroll saw techniques, he is by far one of the most sought after instructor in the woodworking world. We are lucky to have John pass his decades of woodworking experience in his classes. If you have not had the chance to learn from John, you will find his approach cheerful, educational and with a little touch of grandpa advice.
Steve Schoolar, Ph.D
Steve Schoolar, Ph.D. is a professional wood sculptor/wood carver living in Fort Worth, TX. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M in addition to his B.A. from Texas Wesleyan and M.Ed. from Tarketon State. Steve conducts 15-20 seminars yearly throughout the United States for amateurs and professionals. He teaches wood carving at Tarrant County College one afternoon a week. Also, he is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker in addition to being a judge in wood sculpture competitions. To date, he has published numerous articles in the prestigious publication of The National Woodcarvers Association, ChipChats.

He has had numerous radio and television interviews and honored with an article in the A&M alumni magazine as an outstanding and successful graduate. He has twice been named the champion relief carver of Texas in addition to winning numerous sculpture competitions across the country. His work is in private and corporate collections in the USA, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. He has been honored with a life membership in the Texas Woodcarvers Guild.
David Marks
David J. Marks hosts the television show "Wood Works," which features step-by-step instructions for building contemporary studio furniture that he has designed specifically for the show. Wood Works airs on DIY (Do It Yourself) on satellite and cable. Everything is video taped on location in David's woodworking studio. "My work expresses a sense of time and mystery. My inspiration is derived from a fusion of styles including ancient Egyptian, African, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Asian. But essential to all my designs is the attention I pay to fine details. After studying art at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, I moved to Santa Rosa and began working in cabinet and furniture shops during the 1970s. In 1981, I opened my own Santa Rosa studio and built one-of-a-kind furniture throughout the 1980s. In the 90s, my focus shifted towards wood turning and sculpture. Today, besides my continued work in fine woodworking, I am interested in patination. The patina finish that is a trademark of my work, is a hybrid I’ve developed over the last decade. It combines painting, gilding (metal leafing), chemical patinas, and lacquering techniques. The complex layers result in something that gives the appearance of a faux, ancient, petrified stone quality."
Dennis Furlow
Dennis is the store manager and teaches our classes in Shaker oval box making and power tool applications.
Lee Sutton
Wood has been a part of Lee's life since childhood. First as helper to a skilled father, then the desire to be a forest ranger. The ranger part didn't happen, but working in wood continued. Lee's first love is turning, but sawdust of any source is welcome.
Chris Denson
Chris began working full time at Woodcraft Ft Worth in 2003 At that time he knew very little about woodworking. Through the past couple of years though, he has gained a wealth of knowledge about almost every kind of woodwork. His interests were initially sparked by pen turning. Once he got started he quickly excelled to the point of teaching pen turning clases at the store. Now he enjoys turning bowls, boxes, hollow forms and hopes to one day be a professional woodturner.