Dwayne Thompson

Master Craftsman | Timpson Creek Millworks

Dwayne Thompson is the owner of Timpson Creek Millworks.

Creating custom furniture pieces that combine rustic styles with modern elements of geometric patterns and repeating designs are his passion.

Dwayne creates original works of art, beginning with a sketch. An eye for precision and detail hand crafting each piece to achieve your vision

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Dwayne Thompson Timpson Creek Gallery Bench (1)

“I’d put in an ax handle, build a cabinet, bookcases, anything anybody asked for, that’s what I did. Been here ever since. That’s been a long time, that’s been 51 years ago or so.”

Who Is Dwayne Thompson?

Born in 1953, owner and master-craftsman Dwayne Thompson has been living, playing and working near Timpson Creek his whole life.

He fondly remembers days of riding motorcycles and camping out in the woods that surround his workshop. Thanks in large part to two influential high school teachers, Mr. Jack. Prince and Mr. Jack Martin, Dwayne first developed his drafting and woodworking skills in shop class. He later polished these skills at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville, GA.

After school, he was hired by a local furniture company to turn artists’ sketches into complete drawings and build prototypes. A few years later, he went out on his own and opened Timpson Creek Millworks.

At first, he never turned down a job that came through the door whether it was sawing a log in half or replacing an ax handle. Over time, more work came in and Dwayne began building his own furniture, but still with a traditional flair.

Dwyane hard at Work
custom wooden bed framed leather upholstered
Feeling uninspired working with straight lines and straight boards, Dwayne started creating pieces that combine high style rustic styles with modern elements of geometric patterns and repeating designs. To create his original works of art, he begins with a simple sketch. From there, he selects his materials, most of which are re-purposed. He began a stockpile of unusual pieces of wood and scraps, and now his inventory includes everything from tree stumps to old paintings. Dwayne can spend anywhere from a week to three months on a particular piece. Just to keep his mind working, he often has several pieces being constructed at once. Always the perfectionist, he often reworks the furniture he builds several times until it is just right.

Custom Hand-Crafted
Designs by Dwayne Thompson