Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture

Ben Hendricks sent me a link to this video of his friend’s woodworking business: Campbellsville Handmade Cherry Furniture

It warms my heart to see a small family-owned businesses like this thriving as they adhere to a high level of craftsmanship.

Description from YouTube Page: The Campbellsville, Kentucky area has long been known for the fine furniture that has been turned out in the region. Unfortunately, this skilled craftsmanship is becoming lost art. However, if you look to the McMahan family, you’ll find a fourth generation of fine furniture builders that are turning out family heirlooms.

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  1. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for posting this Marc.

  2. Thedongarry November 10, 2011

    Dusty but very nice. Thx

  3. Thanks for posting that ,,,, That was awesome to see….

  4. Jerrysats November 10, 2011

    It’s nice to see the generations carrying this family business forward .

  5. John D November 10, 2011

    Not a single respirator or dusk mask? Or was that just for the sake of the video?

  6. KeithS November 10, 2011

    Loved this video!

  7. Boj November 10, 2011

    Next guild build a bed!

  8. woodywoodwrecker November 10, 2011

    Some people are just have the best luck in jobs.

  9. John F November 10, 2011

    Nice video – I plan on watching it a few more times, to check out all the different backdrops of machines, templates, etc.

  10. I love the look of cherry. By looking you also believe that it also feels good. Nice to see that the family has been able to keep it going. Inspiring.

  11. I really enjoyed the video, very inspiring. Keep up the great work !!

  12. Joe wamsley November 11, 2011

    I love seeing what fellow Hill billies can do. thanks Marc

  13. Charles Jackson III November 11, 2011

    Thats some beautiful furniture.

  14. Peter November 11, 2011

    Great Video. It was a little tense watching the son using the router table with his hand within a millimeter from the bit.

  15. Gives me hope that I can keep a business of my own!

  16. Russ November 11, 2011

    Great video. It’s cool to see someone making it work and doing it right.

  17. Dick Shaffer November 11, 2011

    Now I know why I love this woodworking so much!

  18. Greg Peterson November 11, 2011

    My parents have a Campbellsville Cherry bedroom suit. Have had for over 50 years. Brothers and sister (even me) have some of their furniture. It is heirloom stuff. Thanks for the video.

  19. Jerry S November 11, 2011

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

  20. reminds me of a place we have near me that makes alot of cherry and maple furniture from scratch. i worked in the show room part time for a while and it was amazing how many people don’t realize how much work goes into this type of work. i even had people ask me how they make the birds eye maple finish on the table tops.

  21. All employees are given dust masks/respirators, whether they chose to use them is up to them. The overhead router has been used now for almost 20 years without a guard and there has never been an injury. Thanks for all the positive comments!

  22. Tom Pritchard November 14, 2011

    This business is not too far down the road. Maybe about 1 1/2 away. I might make a trip down to view this handmade furniture for myself. Very nice looking pieces.

  23. Martin Cassidy November 20, 2011

    Hi Marc, nice video! Here is a video I?m sure you and your followers will enjoy (3 parts). Sadly these guys are no longer with us but I?m delighted to say that I had the pleasure of working with them. True gentlemen!!

    Love what you?re doing as The Wood Whisperer!! Keep up the good work!

  24. Frank (http://deleted) January 14, 2012

    Great video. Good to see a business being successful doing something that isn’t quite as cherished anymore, that is having a good quality piece that took a while and some real work and effort and may cost more. That’s the kind of business I’d like to have someday, if I were the kind of guy who wanted to go into business for myself.

  25. Charlene Sours June 21, 2014

    Is there another website where I can actually see your pieces that are offered ? Thanks for the catalog, we are planning a trip to your shop in the near future.


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