Wilmington, NC based furniture maker Justin MacKenzie has been honing his woodworking skills artistically and professionally for the past few years. Originally from Los Angeles, CA by way of Portland, OR, he worked in the Halloween and attraction industry building “haunted houses”, animated props, and high voltage special effects. Halloween and his love of the trades have kept him busy and taught him a varied range of skills and art forms over the last 22 years.
Since relocating to Wilmington in 2014 his love for woodworking and furniture has come to the forefront due to lack of an attraction industry and a need for craftspeople in the region. What was initially a love for Shaker and Mid-Century designs has merged with his love of welding and fabrication into his own modern furniture designs and one off pieces that draw inspiration from the wood itself.