My name is Blake Johnson and I am the founder of Blake’s Makes, a custom design-build woodshop specializing in furniture, personalized home goods, and wall art. 

I have been a craftsman at heart ever since my favorite toy in preschool was the wooden block set. 

My true appreciation for wood started when I built myself a desk while pursing an engineering degree at Oregon State University.  After earning a degree in Construction Engineering Management I began working as a Project Engineer in the commercial construction industry. During this time I was fortunate enough to work with amazing engineers, architects, designers, and tradesmen on complex projects including a luxury high rise apartment building.

My experience in the construction industry opened my eyes to a variety of design approaches toward creating something that is both functional and beautiful, and the precision and expertise of master tradesmen in multiple trades. 

I have taken what I’ve learned in the construction industry into my woodworking where I strive to design and build handcrafted, functional, art.



I founded Blake’s Makes in 2020 with the vision of bringing handcrafted functional art into your everyday lives.


Whether you are looking to fill a special space in your home or for a memorable gift for a friend, I bring the creativity and expertise to design and build a piece that will last a lifetime. 

Blake’s Makes was founded upon a love of combining the beautiful characteristics of natural wood with modern materials such as steel and epoxy to create one of a kind pieces of functional art that will be passed down generations.

The natural characteristics of wood – the grain, the figure, the color, the smell - fascinate me and I strive to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible while maintaining strong structural integrity in my pieces. 

I take pride in my work and find that the most satisfaction from my work comes when delivering a high quality, unique, one-of-a-kind piece to the customer and I get to feel their emotions of awe and gratitude.

"Amazing quality and delivery.

He worked a large custom piece of wood art for my new apartment. Blake worked with me every step of the way making sure it was the right piece for the space. Delivered on time and turned out better than expected, looking forward to more projects with Blake in the future."



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