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Custom Work


General Comments

The following Members are willing to do Custom Woodworking or related Services.  If you are interested in commissioning one of these Members to complete a Woodworking Project or Service for you, please contact the Member directly.  Please keep in mind that Custom Woodworking Projects or Services completed by an experienced Woodworker are not inexpensive since it involves expensive materials and equipment plus a significant amount of highly skilled labor.

As in any business transaction, it is important to have a clear understanding in writing of the work to be done and the amount to be paid for the product to be purchased and / or service to be provided.  It is further recommended that you secure and check out references as to similar Woodworking Projects or Services completed by the Member.

The Des Moines Woodworkers Association, Inc. is not a party to any Custom Woodworking or related Service transaction that is entered in to with one of our Members.  We do not warrant or assume any liability for the completion of or the quality of a Custom Woodworking Project or Service that you may commission one of our Members to complete.


Tom Whalley The Model Shop, Inc


 Ph:  515-321-6323  E-mail:
 Experience:  Over 35 years  Location:  Urbandale
 Type of Work:  
    Woodturning Projects - Bowls, Ornaments, Wine Stoppers, etc.
    Custom Woodworking Projects, Design and Built
    Kids Toys, Puzzles, Games, etc.
Rick Hutcheson Website: ScrollSaws.Com
Ph:   515-986-4185 E-mail:
Experience:   Many years

Location:   Grimes

Type of Work:   Scroll Saw Cutting  
Jim Nelson  
Ph:  515-277-0041 Email:
Experience:  20 years Location: Des Moines
Type of Work:  Tables, Book Cases, Desks, Beds, Bunk Beds
& Fret Work
Charter Member 1999
Gene Jamtgaard   

PO Box 39, West Plains, MO 65775-0039

Ph: 417-256-4334    Email:   Website: GenesScrolling.Com

Type of Work: Just about all types of scroll work, specializing in portraits and plaques.

 Experience:   Gene’s Scrolling & Fret Work Since 1999

Brian Simmons 

Ph:  515-419-2916      


Experience:  15 Years

              Location:  Des Moines

Type of Work:  Almost anything round - Bowls, Plates, Hollow Forms like Vases, Reproduction Spindles and Gift Items. 

Ron Stookey        Website:
Ph:  515-277-1555 Email:
Experience:  Profession for over 35 yrs. Location: Valley Junction - West Des Moines
Type of Work:  Furniture Touchup, Repair, Refinishing, Restoration - On Site Touch Up & Classes are also available.
Russ Wilkins   
Ph:  515-967-2002 Email:
Experience:  Many yrs of experience

Location: Runnells

Type of Work:  Sawmill Operation – Will haul tree to his Place of Business – DMWA Member discount offered
Dave Yearian  
Ph:  515-265-4939 Email:
Experience:  20+ yrs Location: Des Moines

Type of Work:  Almost any type of Woodworking Project