Applewoods Woodworking Studio and Gallery

David and Michelle Holzapfel

Specialty hardwood furniture, accessories


Since 1976 using Vermont’s spalted and burled hardwoods, David and Michelle create singular handmade / hand-carved furniture and accessories for the home and office.

I respond to the dynamic grain patterns of native hardwood burls. My forms are rendered as vessels. Their function is to project their personalities into the viewer’s space. — Michelle

Burls, branches, hollow logs, and natural-edged boards… the challenge is to make sense of them within the parameters of functional furniture: material-based design. — David

Their work has been acquired by museums, businesses and homes throughout North America.

Custom orders are welcome. Resume and brochure upon request.

(802) 254-2908

PO Box 66, 2802 Rte. 9, Marlboro, VT, 05344 

Green Design

The indigenous Vermont hardwoods used in our work are junk to the lumber industry; burls, dog-legs, and center-rotten trunks.  We source through local loggers.