~ Walt Lenar resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Karen. The business name Dream Works Wood Shop received its name in 2010 from his wife. She believed that the name Dream Works Wood Shop reflected his passion for woodworking and design, as well complementing his interpretation of his piece. Walt’s work can be identified by its unique style and design by the blending of exotic and domestic woods to create what may be described as contemporary, or perhaps, just capturing the imagination of the viewer’s eye by bringing out the beauty of the combined species of wood grain and character of the piece.
Dream Works Wood Shop uses a combination of power tools and traditional hand tools to design and create one of kind pieces for indoor and outdoor use. Every piece produced is different even in a slight way, while employing sound construction techniques to ensure the item becomes a family heirloom.
Walt has had his work displayed in various galleries in Fredericksburg, Orange, Charlottesville, and the surrounding area. He has also worked one on one with his clients producing pieces on consignment.
Walt is an active member in the following organizations: Richmond Antique Tool Society, Fredericksburg Area Wood Workers Guild, The Wood Whisperer Guild, and American Craft Council.