Thomas J. Holt Custom Woodworks, LLC

Custom Woodworks. Beautifully Built.

Over the past 60 years master craftsman Tom Holt has built numerous and varied pieces of furniture from beds, to all sorts of tables. Tom also turns wood products on the lathe, mainly bowls and candle holders. Over the past couple years, he has developed a technique for making acrylic colored segmented bowls, as shown in several pictures in this website. 

“Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily from the soul, as if something done for the Lord and not for men” Col 3:23

As a Gideon, I utilize this website to help fund The Gideon Intl  Faith Fund. The US Gideon Faith Fund exists to supply Bibles to those countries which cannot afford them. Funds  for this ministry are solely funded, internally by US Gideons.
50% of all proceeds from purchased items turned on the lathe  (eg bowls, candle stands, etc.) go to the Faith Fund.

picture of master craftsman Tom holt in action


Tom is willing to consider most furniture designs but prefers to concentrate his work on Shaker or Arts and Craft designs. Tom can and has built most every kind of table including farmhouse, dining tables, river tables, end tables, sofa tables and coffee tables. His tables are made of solid wood and according to the wood species you prefer.



Tom crafts segmented and non-segmented bowls. Segmented bowls can include acrylic and non-acrylic segments. Special orders can be made according to size of bowl, type of wood, design of bowl, segmented or not and even the color scheme you prefer for the acrylic segments. Laser engraving is also available.


Have a special item you would like crafted for your home or for a gift? Perhaps you would like a custom-made charcuterie board, candle holder, valuables box, Christmas House tree? Ask Tom, he may be willing to take it on. The opportunity to add laser or cad cam engraving filled or not filled with acrylics adds to the unique  value of your item.

master craftsman tom holt in action

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Custom Wood Bed Frames

custom wooden dining table with decorations

Wooden Farm House Style Dining Table

The magic of light!

Check out the storage built into the frame!

master craftsman tom holt in action

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The magic of light!

A typical boy’s bed frame

Notice the display shelves in headboard!

custom wooden dining table with decorations

Wooden Farm House Style Dining Table

Our Clients Love Us

“Tom Holt has crafted some amazing woodwork for my new Olive Branch Optometry office in Raleigh/Cary. His attention to detail is wonderful. I just told Tom what I wanted, gave him a draft of what I was trying to do and he gave me excellent direction as to how to even improve the outcome.”

– Dr. Alan Byrd, Owner

Olive Branch Optometry

“Tom is a true craftsman and a gentleman. When our original furniture builder was unable to complete the promised work, a friend referred us to Tom. He was not only willing to take on the job but embraced
it wholeheartedly. He listened closely to what we wanted, offered helpful ideas, and soon built several beautiful pieces, including the pictured foyer table which now sits as the centerpiece of our entry way!”

– Brenda and Arne Newman, Satisfied Customers

“We are so privileged to have several pieces of Tom’s woodworking ‘art’ in our home. He built the bookcase and desk in my husband’s home office along with several elegant bowls and candle holders through out our house. Every detail is attended to, creating stunning wood designs.”

Bernice Sigler, Satisfied Customer



“Excellent craftsmanship and care taken into creating this table for our family of 7.   Attention to detail, and custom made to your desire.  Tom built it exactly as we designed and discussed.  It will be a treasure for our family to years to come and a centerpiece of our home.  We could not have been more pleased!

– Brian and Alisha Lloyd, Satisfied Customers



We have several pieces that Tom has made.  The quality is amazing and he is very professional.  I highly recommend using him.  

– Holly and Jimmie Evans, Satisfied Customers

“After 40 years of having my “Christmas In The City” village and always wanting to save space because I had 35 buildings, I drew up a plan for it in the shape of a christmas tree and Tom made my dream a reality.  I knew I had to have holes for the lights and cords and he perfected my drawing and it turned out better than I could have imagined!”

Gert Oehler , Satisfied Customer



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