Our Story

Matt and Verla Gatchell are the owners of Gatchell’s Wood ‘N Crafts, LLC. Matt is a long-time woodworker and Verla has been sewing since she joined 4-H at the age of 8. The business was first established in El Paso, Texas in 1985. At that time the business focused on selling wood, wood toy parts, clock movements, and custom made clocks & furniture. In 1990, the business was closed down when the Gatchell's moved to Wisconsin so Matt could pursue a new career. In 2005, Verla suggested to Matt that he start doing some wood working again. Because of space issues in the basement, Matt became frustrated with trying to do larger projects. Matt decided to try scroll sawing and found his niche in woodworking. Matt had encouraged Verla to make time for her sewing. She saw some patterns for bags and other items using denim. Her denim items made such an impression on her family, friends, and coworkers that people were giving her orders and old jeans! In 2010, Gatchell's Wood ‘N Crafts, LLC was re-established. This time the focus of the business is on handcrafted scroll saw and sewn items.

Custom Orders are Our Specialty
We love making handcrafted items. While you will see a number of items on our website that have become our core products that we sell, we also love the challenge of making custom items. This could be as simple as making one of our core products out of a different material, a different size, or in a different color. Or, it could be the challenge of creating a new item from scratch for a particular customer. Either way, we will strive to exceed your expectations and deliver the item to you that is uniquely yours.

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