Unique hardwood designs.
Conceived & handcrafted for a discerning fine woodwork clientele.
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MJ Dickson Woodwork

Custom serving boards. Decorative boxes. 
Functionally beautiful hardwood furniture.
And more. 

As the sole proprietor and woodworker behind MJ Dickson Woodwork, I am dedicated to surpassing your expectations. Being good is never good enough. Each piece I create exudes the highest bespoke standard.

From the hand-matched wood stock, exactingly fitted joinery to the fine tung oil finish, all of my work reflects a dedication to superb craftsmanship. 

Discover the world beyond factory production furniture. Discover MJ Dickson Woodwork.  
coasters, hardwood, beer coaster
Hand built, chisel, woodwork
Custom woodwork.​​
A great investment.
For some people the wait time, potential cost or the daunting array of design options, can dissuade them from exploring custom woodwork.
Here's your opportunity to play a part in bringing a uniquely crafted piece to life. From the practical everyday useful to the distinctive conversation piece and even the outright beautiful. Whatever end result you seek, let me encourage you to experience the exciting creative process and glean the benefits of a woodworking piece handcrafted with you in mind.  
Experience - I have formal carpentry training and continue to enhance my fine woodworking skills.
Quality - If I'm not satisfied with a piece, I will not sell it to you. 
Longevity - Solid wood items are built to last for years, even decades of regular use.
Pricing - Each piece is individually priced to ensure an accurate assessment of wood(s), dimensions and build complexity. 
MJ Dickson Woodwork 
  1. Hardwood Keepsake Box
    Spalted maple box with cherry top & custom walnut handle
  2. Walnut & Toasted Maple Table
    Custom-designed 'guitar pick' coffee table
  3. Walnut & Maple Cabinet
    Walnut & maple clothing cabinet
  4. End Table
    Split-top live-edge end table in olivewood and walnut
  5. Mystic Box
    Custom-designed walnut box with a fitted wormy maple top.
  6. End-grain Cutting Board
    Walnut end-grain cutting board with padauk and maple ribbing.
  7. Jewelry Storage Set
    Figured walnut jewelry storage set
  8. Kitchen Salad Set
    Walnut bowls and salad servers
  9. Walnut Jewelry Box
    Jewelry box in walnut
  10. Live-edge Serving Board
    Live-edge serving board in walnut with bocote bowtie
  11. Chef's Cutting Board
    This board combines walnut and maple for a contemporary take on a classic.
  12. Starter Jewelry Box
    Jewelry box in walnut with padauk compartment and bocote splines.
  13. Live-edge Serving Board
    A live-edge cherry board with bocote butterfly
  14. Outdoor Bench in Pine
    Live-edge top with Japanese-inspired legs & joinery
  15. Live-edge End Tables
    Complementary end table set in solid walnut
  16. Claro Walnut Burl Coffee Table
    An organically inspired design built around the natural shape of a burl.
  17. Checkers Set
    Walnut & hard maple board w/ custom hexagonal checkers
  18. Tealight Holders
    Asymmetrical tealight holders in claro walnut
  19. Hallway Table
    Custom designed in solid walnut.
Bowl Turning
Another woodworking specialty that I offer is custom designed bowl work. 
Learning new skills and developing them into a pleasing vision are important aspects of my passion for craftsmanship. A handed-down lathe was all the motivation I needed to begin teaching myself this fascinating woodworking art. 

Others seem to share my joy for exploring the shapes that wood can take as sales have grown. Prices start at only $30 (plus shipping) for a small bowl.

Client Recommendations

  • "With each serving board we ordered, we were amazed at Michael's ability to combine woods in different ways and by his impeccable craftsmanship." - L. Parsons, Barrie ON
  • "Mike took the time to design a piece that we're proud to display. He has a great sense of design and attention to detail." - D. and C. Blazanin, Toronto, ON
  • "I've hired MJ more than once because his work is truly inspired. You can tell he loves to create things people want to use." - A. Pugsley, Toronto, ON
  •  "I have the pleasure of owning several pieces designed and built by MJ Dickson Woodwork. The skill, craftsmanship and beauty of each piece elicit admiration from all who have seen them and add to the unique character of my home." - K. Otbo Faubert, Hamilton, ON
  •  "I'm loving my cheese board, the pairing of the two exotic woods is just gorgeous!" - M. Garden, Barrie, ON
  • "Michael made me a beautifully crafted serving board that we use every time we entertain. I love it and always receive positive comments from our guests. Looking forward to seeing what's next from MJ Dickson Woodwork." - S. Cusato, Toronto, ON
Contact me
I might miss the phone in my busy shop, so please leave me a voicemail or complete the form below .

I look forward to creating something special for you.
Michael "MJ" Dickson
St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA
Telephone:   647-518-3667
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