The Workshop | Floyd, VA 2017-03-28T12:16:04+00:00
The Workshop | Floyd, VA

formerly Preservation Wood Sales

We make stuff. We use reclaimed and salvaged wood. We weld and forge. Here in Floyd, Virginia.

Who We Are

Michael Whitlock, Owner and Founder

Michael Whitlock

Owner, Founder

Michael came from the world of high-end art metal fabrication, having worked his way up from carrying the trash to shop foreman. He’s a master of the practical, and a highly skilled metal worker. He also grew up on a working farm here in Floyd, Virginia, and knows all aspects of farming from butchering hogs to mending fence. He has a knack for small engine repair and a gift with horses. Now Michael works full time as a lead craftsman in a local woodworking shop–St. Pierre Woodworking–our partner in reclaimed wood. Michael is the muscle and skilled craftsmanship of the operation, and keeps us focused on our values: no new wood, keep it simple and beautiful, and treat people well.

Katy Morikawa, Co-founder, Sales, Marketing

Katy Morikawa

Co-founder, Sales, Marketing

When Katy added woodworking to her skillset, she laughed long and hard. Now she can truly call herself a Jill of All Trades! A free spirit who spent longer than needed finishing college in Hawaii, Katy has lived in so many places, and done so many different kinds of work. It makes her well-suited for wearing the many hats of a small business owner: sales, bookkeeping, shipping, graphic design, web development, sanding, finishing, shop clean-up, and whatever else is needed. She considers herself a philosopher and an artist, which is why the recent adventure in handwork is so refreshing. Seriously, who knew that woodworking could be so seriously physical? Good thing she doesn’t have to lift the really heavy stuff!

Stefan Morikawa, Co-conspirator

Stefan Morikawa

Co-conspirator

Stefan has been tinkering with his hands and building rigs since he was a tyke. He was able to put his particular genius to work for years running a high-end custom metal fabrication company in Floyd, Virginia. Like Michael, he has thousands of hours of skilled metal fabrication under his belt. Now a licensed and insured contractor (#2705159368) with his own home improvement and repair business, Stefan Morikawa LLC, Stefan is our go-to guy for larger construction projects. He’s also a collaborator on metal projects and our reclaimed wood line. A stickler for quality, and great to work with, he’s good for a belly laugh on a regular basis. These are some of the things we value most in the people we work with.

ps – Michael hates flip-flops and wants me to put a photo of his cowboy boots here instead. We’ll see.

What We Do

Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed Wood

We work exclusively with reclaimed and salvaged wood. We have a small specialty product line, and a small portfolio of custom furniture–barn doors, benches, tables–we’ve created for our local clientele.

Metalwork

Metalwork

We weld and forge for our local community here in Floyd, Virginia. Recent projects: a new gooseneck trailer frame, hand-hammered and forged shelf brackets, weld repaired a stove door. See our portfolio of custom metalwork.

Small-Scale Construction

Small Scale Construction

We build shed barns, repair barn roofs, build pergolas and take on other small scale local building projects in the New River Valley. For larger home improvement projects, visit Stefan Morikawa, LLC.

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Why We Do What We Do

We’ve developed a specialty line of reclaimed wood and salvaged wood floating shelves out of our commitment to the great trees that inspire us. Browse the line.

Mantels & Floating Shelves

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Recent Work

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