About Natural Woodworks

Karen & Ron Liston Master Craftsman

Ron Liston
Master Craftsman

Most of our wood is purchased from local wood suppliers and we are passionate about transforming nature into furniture! Natural Woodworks was born when Ron became a product of today’s economy. Being laid off after many years as a project manager for a general contractor, he found himself needing to reinvent. Ron has always been building furniture, cabinets and built-ins for others as a hobby and decided to try his craftsmanship on a business level.

The old saying “a window closes and a door opens” is truly fitting! Ron seized the opportunity and turned his longtime passion for woodworking into a full-time career. He has never been happier! Spending days in the workshop imagining, designing, and building is a dream come true. Hiring and directing a staff of talented carpenters has helped the company grow to where it is today and we are excited to continue growing. Recently, Ron’s wife Karen jumped on-board and joined him as the sales and marketing manager. Together they lead Natural Woodworks.

If you see something you like on our website, please let us know and we can create something similar. If you have an “idea” of what you want, we are always up for a challenge and welcome your project.

Most of our wood is purchased from a local wood supplier, World of Hardwoods. The more exotic pieces of wood are purchased from sources within the United States. But no matter what supplier we use, out of respect for the environment and our love for the natural beauty of wood, we are proud to say we always try to use wood from sustainable sources that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill. We are committed to leaving this world a better place for future generations.
Ron Liston

Ron’s Favorite Woods

  • Walnut – My favorite, attractive colors, grain patterns and very durable
  • Pine – Very economical and comes in many varieties
  • Oak – Very “grainey” and stains well
  • Maple – Works well for cabinets and less expensive than other woods grown in USA
  • Mahogany – Popular for furniture, rich reddish-brown, one of the better imported options
  • Cherry – Finishes well with just oil, and ages beautifully

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We create custom home and office furniture, entertainment centers and media units that fit your needs and desire!  Our handcrafted, wood pieces become the centerpiece of any room.
Office: Annapolis, MD  |  Work Shop: 1205 Generals Highway Crownsville, MD 21032  |  443-534-9591
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