Beauty Hidden in Plain Sight

Craftsmanship calls for imagination and a trained hand in order to discover what is not otherwise seen. Presenting what was never there before, but remained in plain sight.

Most Imaginative Creations

I have been making everything from solid Walnut knock-down tables to inlaid Hickory writing desks Walnut dining tables game tables and of course custom cutting boards. Not to mention all the craft projects I've been getting into serving trays serving boards wine bottle holders and did a vertical chess board.

Genuine Production Style

Craftsmanship and customer service all come easy in a small one man shop. This is a reason I rarely do more than one project at a time, each project is special.

American Family Hardwood Co. est. 2012


We are a very small company located in West Virginia specializing in small hardwood projects.

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Custom made Hardwood furniture, Cabinets, Cutting boards and everything in between.

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Take a sneak peek at everything we do, from custom cutting boards, to unique wooden crafts suited for your needs.

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Feel free to get in touch with us anytime by email: or by phone 602-317-6383. We look forward to talking to you!



I've been making cutting boards since I started woodworking. Anytime I'm teaching I start with cutting boards absolutely a great beginner's project. There are three different types of Cutting boards Face-grain Edge-grain and End-grain. All three types of boards offer different qualities.



The most fun part of what I do.. this is where I got started , Coming up with different crafts on my own. Lately it's been everything from Game boards to a Dog staircase. I never know what somebody's gonna ask me to make.



Making furniture is why I got into wood working.. It's what I love to do. There's no part of it I don't appreciate the Design process the Milling process the Finishing process. All 3 completely separate disciplines with their own set of rules.

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Mindi B

The quality and durability are remarkable.

Mindi B.

West Virginia
Sandra M

Ben does awesome work, my cutting board was so pretty it took me awhile to use it.

Sandra M.

MK Watts

I received phone calls from my neighbors telling me how much they loved my planters.

MK Watts

South Carolina
Kim M

Love my cutting board!! Great craftsmanship. I've ordered another one with specific measurements. Can't wait to get it!! Ben is the best.

Kim M.

William K

Ben, You do great work.

William K.