Designed & Handmade. For You.
Based in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Woodworks of Art is comprised of me, Ryan Wyshynski, and my patient wife Amanda who takes care of a lot behind the scenes. I design and create one-of-a-kind custom solid wood furniture and cabinetry. Dining tables, entertainment units, bedroom furniture, sideboards, coffee tables, fireplace surrounds and mantles, display units, and just about anything else.
I work with you from the initial idea stage, to the design, through to the finished product. All of my pieces are original designs and hand-made just for you. There are no sizing or style restrictions - I am here to listen to YOU, and together, create something beautiful that will be enjoyed for a lifetime and beyond.
I grew up in the city of Thompson located in the frozen north of Manitoba, Canada. In the summer of 1994, at the age of 16, I relocated with my family halfway around the world and I graduated high school in the beautiful city of Perth, Western Australia. After high school I enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture program at the University of Western Australia. While I loved my studies in architecture, I was drawn to the smaller scale of furniture design. I was absolutely taken in by the furniture masterpieces created by the giants of architecture. Over the next three years at UWA I studied architecture and spent many weekends and evenings in the university's expansive woodworking shop, creating what I hoped would be featured in the next big exhibit at the Smithsonian. Well, the Smithsonian didn't call (not yet anyway...) but in 2002 when I returned to Canada, I brought an experience back with me that would guide the course of my career.
Fast forward to today. I have been involved in design, art, and woodworking (among other endeavors) for over 20 years. It has been a difficult journey at times, but I wouldn't trade the road that got me here for anything.
Every piece of furniture I design and build has a place in my heart. I make one piece at a time and give it my full attention, starting with rough hardwood lumber and finishing with functional art.
I would be honored to create something that will have a special place in your heart and home.