~ Walt Lenar resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Karen. His passion for woodworking started many years ago. The business “Dream Works Wood Shop” received its name from Karen in 2010. She believes that the name Dream Works Wood Shop mirrors his passion for woodworking. He believes that design, and aesthetics are very important to the final appearance and feel of the piece.
Walt’s work can be identified by its unique style and design by the blending of exotic, and or domestic woods, to create what may be described as contemporary, mid century, or perhaps just captures the imagination of the viewer’s eye bringing out the beauty of the combined species of wood grain and character.
Walt’s tag line “Bringing Wood To Life With Your Imagination” has inspired him to challenge his creativity and think outside the box.
Walt’s approach to the craft is defined more by the term “Hybrid Woodworker” using a combination of power tools and traditional hand tools to design and create one of kind pieces. Every piece produced is different even in a slight way while employing sound construction techniques to ensure it becomes a family heirloom.
His work has been displayed in several galleries in Virginia. Fredericksburg, Orange, Charlottesville, and many others in the surrounding area.
Walt is an active member in the following organizations: (RATS) Richmond Antique Tool Society, (FAWG)Fredericksburg Area Wood Workers Guild, The Wood Whisperer Guild, and the American Craft Council to name a few. Walt continues to challenge his woodworking knowledge, skills, education, and design aesthetics so he can enhance his journey as a craftsman.
Remember life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our destination, our purpose in life. The road will not always be smooth; in fact, throughout our travels, we will encounter many challenges.
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