Founded in 2008, The Southside Woodshop was created by accomplished home‐builder and skilled woodworker, Jud Dinsmore, with a simple goal in mind— to provide exceptional, custom wood countertops that provide a lifetime of use and enjoyment.
This excitement and passion for wood countertops has a very humble beginning. Throughout home building, I installed cabinetry and built custom projects for our custom homes in my one car garage. During that time, I acquired and accumulated various hardwood lumber scraps that were simply too beautiful to throw away. Not knowing what to do with these leftovers, and having them start to take over my garage, my wife suggested I use them to make cutting boards for our families for Christmas gifts. Yes, yes, another great idea from my wife, I know. Anyways, they turned out beautifully and were a big hit that Christmas. From there, I built my first countertop, a checkerboard top of cherry and maple, for the last home we built in late 2007. It was more difficult than a cutting board (especially in the limited space in my one car garage, and without proper machinery) but I completed it and after eight years of use, it still looks as good as new. Shortly after, I formed The Southside Woodshop to make custom wood countertops, butcher blocks, and bar tops for others to enjoy.
Fast‐forward to 2015—we have built hundreds of custom tops that reside in residential and commercial spaces all across the country. We have received praise for our products and service from countless design professionals, architects, builders, and home owners. Our operation has just expanded into a 6000 sf facility, where a small team of experienced craftsmen fabricate one‐of‐a‐kind counter tops daily.
Big, but not too big ‐ Jud is still the only one answering the phone, so you can be assured a first‐class experience, and can trust the information you are being presented with. Additionally, he can assist with design considerations, troubleshoot potential construction and installation details, and can offer friendly, accurate pricing information.