Arizona Custom Wood Designs

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Thanks again for stopping in to visit our site.

Many of the projects you see here were labors of love initially. I started into wood working in 1993 out of a desire to create for myself.

Much of what you see in the pictures was actually created out of necessity. Well the coyote and Aztec shelves anyway. Here is a picture of the very first shelf, sorry for the quality of the picture.


This shelf came into being just because I bought myself a scroll saw and was trying to familiarize myself with it. Boy did I break a lot of blades…….I used to be a bit of a rock hound back in the day and needed some place to be able to display stuff with some weight to it, but not drop a shelf off of a wall. The figurines came later.

Back in this time frame I stained everything. It is still a good looking shelf, but I really like how the burned out line accentuates my newer shelves.

The Aztec shelves came into being to be able to display the Indian busts and this porcelain eagle that I fell in love with. I found that there are not a great many shelves of the size, dimensions and stability to show such items without the worry of them falling or breaking.

aztec, custom designed, specialty shelf

Large Aztec Shelf

custom shelf, aztec, wall shelf

Small Aztec Shelf

Unlike the other shelves, I used a jigsaw here.

The design of this shelf set came into being to match the minor subtleties of the matting the in the pictures and helped draw my living room (at that time) together because of this thunderbird hall tree I had made. Believe it or not, this is one of my first projects—-Thank GOD for biscuit joiner tools.

Custom hall tree, southwestern decor, thunderbird, specialty wood work, one of a kind

Thunderbird Hall Tree

Custom hall tree, southwestern decor, thunderbird, specialty wood work, one of a kind

Thunderbird Hall Tree


  1. Dick Rappenecker February 8, 2016

    Mike. It was a pleasure to take some time and browse through your site. You do fine quality, detailed work. I also enjoy watching your project progress on Facebook.
    The custom Saga plaque you made for me years ago still hangs proudly on my den wall.

    • Elric41 February 8, 2016 — Post Author

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check it out Dick! Glad you still have the plaque. I still have the prototype myself.

  2. Kathy Mustapha October 9, 2016

    Hi, Are either of the the Aztec shelves available for purchase? If so what are the dimensions and prices of the shelves?
    Thank you,

  3. Aaron January 19, 2017

    I am interested in the batman wall shelf. Is it for sale? Your work is very enjoyable!

    • Elric41 January 19, 2017 — Post Author

      Yes I can make you one for sure! Thank you for the kind words. You can email me directly at Please make sure to provide your zip code so I can figure shipping. Thank you for the inquiry.

  4. Michael Burke October 21, 2017

    Hi there,

    I love your custom dart board frame, but would need one that is a bit larger and can also support not just a dart board, but the wooden box that it comes in. When the arms of the box unfold (revealing the dart board inside), each arm reveals either the score board or the area where the darts are held. Could you make me a custom dart board frame similar to this:

    that is larger (likely (42×42)? And I would also need to be sure that it could hold the weight of the heavier dart board & box combo.

    Would love to hear your thoughts!


  5. jeremiah semmler March 27, 2018

    Do you take custom orders?

    • Elric41 March 27, 2018 — Post Author

      Hi Jeremiah, Yes I do! Thanks for asking. You can communicate with me easier using
      I will also reply directly via email.

  6. Chandler Nick November 6, 2020

    Hello, my name is Chandler. I am an employee for Phoenix Seminary in Scottsdale, AZ. We are shopping for a custom woodworker who can turn our logo into a 3D version. You can find our logo at It’s the plaque with the shepherd’s staff and the flame. Perhaps we can talk more details of the project soon. We are on a bit of a schedule.

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