My name is Glenn Holsworth and I'm a retired roofer of over 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've been working with wood since the age of 17 building anything from cabinets, tables, jewelry boxes and wood turnings. For the past 30 years, I have been hunting down the best salvaged California Black Walnut (Claro Walnut) in the Northern California region as well as other exotic species of wood. All of the walnut slabs and turning blanks that I have were cut and milled by myself, friends and family on an Alaskan Mill with a 66" bar in order to cut up to 52" wide slabs. Furthermore, since we strive to be green hobbyist, all wood is milled from salvaged/fallen trees and we do not solicit nor encourage the removal of trees solely for the purpose of milling them into lumber.
On this site you will find that I have many pictures of the slabs and turning blanks that are available. In addition to the selection on here, I also have several others available with a variety of dimensions and depth of figure. Furthermore, I have new stock updated frequently so please continue to check our site.
Moreover, you can check out our gallery filled with pictures of past fellow woodworkers finished projects as well as completed projects and furniture that I have made myself. This gallery is just a small preview of how fabulous this beautiful wood looks in all varieties of projects.
What separates me from others, aside from price, is that my family and I truly love to meet other woodworkers whom share the same passion for wood, woodworking, milling and a general appreciation for walnut and other fascinating species of wood. At our core, we love to meet people in person and share stories about wood and life experiences which is what makes this a true hobby for me rather than a business. I'm sure most of my fellow woodworkers can agree that making furniture and working with wood in general is a labor of passion not to necessarily pay the bills and this is what we strive to deliver to our customers aka friends: A PERSONAL, HANDS ON EXPERIENCE.
Please feel free to call us or e-mail us with your questions, comments or concerns and we will be more than happy to help you hunt down that special piece of wood for your next masterpiece!
My daughter, Jennifer Kendrick is the virtual "CEO" of Holsworth Woodworks. She and her husband, Jacob are the brains behind our website as well as any online inquiries about us. In addition to that, she is solely in charge of getting our name out and educating others about what we love and do. If you are ever wondering who Jennifer Kendrick is signed next to my name when you receive an email from us, she is my right hand woman and all online correspondence goes through me and she simply types what I say since I am not computer savvy. Rest assured that anytime you contact us online, your always speaking to a real person and getting a answer directly from us!