Windham's Woodworks : About Us
Windham's Woodworks is owned by Steve Windham and located in Brandon, Mississippi. Steve works with all kinds of wood, both domestic and exotic. He builds a wide-range of products from large pieces of furniture to small boxes, bowls, and cooking spoons. He is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, Magnolia Woodturners and a fellow member of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi. He has also won several awards for his woodturning art. With pieces in three museums in Mississippi, articles in Eat. Drink. Mississippi, AmericanStyle, Magnolia State of Mind magazines and the cover of Ridgeland Life magazine. One piece bought for permanent collection of The Growth Alliance and two pieces were also taken to Japan in July of 2007 and given as gifts to CEO of Toyota and Nissan.
Most people want to know how Steve got started with woodworking. He was ten years old when his dad gave him his first hammer and hand saw. His dad taught him the value of wood. Steve started off building his first tool box, then dog and bird houses. Dad always told him to think a project out before starting. Steve can remember as a boy, when playing up and down the street, he would always look at their house and wonder how he could change it. The house never did get changed, but later in life Steve did get the chance to build his own.
After high school, Steve went into the automotive parts business with his mother Kaytee. They moved the business from Jackson to Byram, Mississippi, in November of 1994 and Steve designed the new building. In June of 1998, NAPA Auto Parts approached them about purchasing both the business and property. Steve and his mother sold the business and Steve embraced the opportunity to go back to doing what he really wanted to do - working with wood.
After selling the business, Steve designed and built a house for him and his wife. The house is a two story home with living quarters upstairs and Steve's woodworking business downstairs. In 2004, Steve built another shop to accommodate his woodturning. Steve sells his small items at art shows in the spring and fall of each year. During the summer, you will find him at the Jackson Farmer's Market. Steve invites everyone to stop by and see him!