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Smith Woodcraft and Design makes a variety of wood products, including signs and games.


Since he first began working with wood during his sixth-grade year at Ross Middle School in Hughson, Kevin Smith instantly found a way to feed his creative side. After years of creating favors for friends, Smith and his wife, Linzi, decided to open their own side business creating corn hole boards, wine stave projects, end tables, charcuterie boards — the list goes on.

“We enjoy working with your customers to make their visions come true,” Smith said. “You dream it, we make it happen. Who doesn’t like a homemade gift for Christmas?”

Smith Woodcraft and Design offers a variety of customizable products that would make fantastic holiday gifts for both men and women, like adult- and kid-sized versions of the popular yard games like corn hole, yard dice and Jenga. Chalkboards and wine barrel candleholders make for charming home décor, and a lazy Susan or custom shelf can provide more options when it comes to organization.

Most recently, Smith Woodcraft and Design had a hand in making corn hole boards for the new Ten Pin Fun Center in Turlock. The experience highlighted his favorite part about being a maker in the 209, Smith said.

“I enjoy working with our community and seeing my products be put to use,” he said.

To see more of the Smiths’ custom woodworking or to place an order, visit @smith_woodcraft_and_design on Instagram or Smith Woodcraft and Design on Facebook.