Welcome to South Carolina

We are excited and grateful to be settling into our new location in Richburg, South Carolina.  Our lovely Chester County is so well situated.  We’re a pleasant drive from Charlotte, Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville, Asheville, and Charleston.  We are unpacking and organizing our home and woodworking shop . . . and we feel quite at home in our new place.  We’re looking forward to exploring and visiting the many historic sites of the stunning Carolinas.

Although we still have work to do, the shop is mostly up and running.  Give us a call and let’s talk about creating a future family heirloom for you and yours.

The van Vegten Family

It’s Moving Day . . . Once Again

We’ve been praying, planning, and preparing for this move for some time now.  We pooled our organizational skills, strengths, and forethought.  We added a bit of encouragement, joy, and perseverance to the mixture.  And, . . . we’re still exhausted.  I’m convinced that no matter how much you prepare, there’s still a great deal to do at the last, last minute. I mean, we really couldn’t pack the espresso machine ahead of time. It had to be done at the last minute.

Gathering Wood's Moving Day

Yes; we are moving again. When we came to Kentucky from California, we hadn’t any plans of moving again. We don’t always know what our futures hold.

Our family and our woodworking business will soon be in South Carolina.  We’ll have the woodshop up & running soon. Give us a call and let’s create something beautiful.

The Ten Commandments Tablets

The Ten Commandments recreated for display in your home. These two Cherry hardwood tablets can be ordered as two separate pieces or joined together horizontally to hang as one Wall Art. Each tablet measures approximately 10 1/2″ wide x 15 1/2″ tall x 1″ thick.

Coming soon to Gathering Wood ~

Ten Commandments Tablets

I AM the Lord thy God

Thou shalt have no other gods before me

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy

Honour thy father and thy mother

Thou shalt not kill

Thou shalt not commit adultery

Thou shalt not steal

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour

Thou shalt not covet

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

Ten Commandments Wall Art

CNC Router Services & Custom Woodworking in Kentucky

We Are Looking Forward to the Opportunity to Meet Your
Needs for Custom Woodworking & CNC Router Services –

At Gathering Wood, we provide access to a comprehensive library of 3D reliefs –

Gathering Wood offers CNC Router services working with numerous materials to meet your specialized needs.

Hardwoods – Softwoods – MDO – HDO
Plywood – MDF – Aluminum – PVC
Acrylic – Plastics – Particle Board
HDU/Sign Foam – Composites

We can help with your original creations and your unique reproductions.

Working with your choice of material, Gathering Wood can produce individual Cut-Out Letters, Raised Letters, V-Carved Lettering, and Pocketed Lettering.

3D Carvings – Architectural Mouldings – Signage
Plaques – Cabinet Components – Templates
Historic Ornamental Reproductions
Wainscoting – Mantels – Prototypes/Models
Engraving – Inlay – Texturing – Fluting – Drilling

Rotary Machining ~ Our Fourth Axis Rotary Indexing Head can meet your need for specialized Cylindrical Components. Turned Legs, Fluted Pieces, Architectural Elements, and Ornamental Work can be created from various materials for your specific application. Our indexing capabilities allow us to create flutes on cylindrical pieces; something not easily achieved on traditional lathes.

We will work with you in creating a one-of-a-kind element or in replicating an existing piece.

Fluted Leg Tool Path

CNC Lathe

Rotary Machining

What can we do for you?

Jim & Rebecca
The van Vegten Family

There’s No Place Like Home

A couple of new pieces from Gathering Wood had to be put on hold as we moved our family and woodshop from California to Kentucky. One particular piece, There’s No Place Like Home, will soon be released in your choice of a routed edge profile or as a framed Wall Art.

There's No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like Home

We hope to have this new piece up on our website very soon.
Let us know if you are interested beforehand ~ We have a few in stock.

Jim & Rebecca
The van Vegten Family

Two New Pieces on Display at South Hill Gallery

We knew that our recent move to Kentucky would spur us on to create the Equine Art long on our minds. We have two new pieces currently on display at South Hill Gallery in Lexington. Drop by and see the talented people at South Hill Gallery . . . and pick up your new Custom Carved Wooden Oval Serving Tray or Equine Wall Art.

If you are not in the Lexington area, give us a call and we will help you design a new piece for you or your favorite horse lover.

Jim & Rebecca

A New Home for Gathering Wood and the van Vegten Family

After much prayer, planning, and hard work, the van Vegten Family and the woodworking shop of Gathering Wood have moved from Southern California to the lovely Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky.

Map Kentucky

Well situated in Scott County, between Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, and Cincinnati, Gathering Wood makes its home at 701 NE County Line Road in Sadieville, Kentucky.

Sadieville Kentucky Map Image

Our home and woodworking shop are peacefully planted on ten acres along a country road off I-75. We are looking forward to exploring and learning about our new home-state of Kentucky.

Moving Company unloads Gathering Wood

The moving rig just left a few days ago and we are getting unpacked and settled into our new home and woodworking shop. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you; the shop is already carving out lovely accessories for your home.

Jim & Rebecca
The van Vegten Family

Gathering Wood’s New Tool Tote

Our handsome new Groom Box is created to serve you well.  Whether you use it for your grooming tools for your beloved horse or for your “can’t live without” hand gardening tools, it is definitely a striking means of carrying your necessities.










Our new Tool Tote will be available for purchase by the end of this week.

Jim & Rebecca
The van Vegten Family

There’s No Place Like Home

It is time to offer a sneak peek into two upcoming Wall Arts.

This “There’s No Place Like Home” Wall Art will be released in two different styles to accommodate any budget.

The first of two – This version will be made from solid select Cherry and stained and finished. The lettering will be carved and hand-painted. This piece will be surrounded with an elegant Cherry frame.


The second of two – Priced to accommodate. This painted wooden plaque will feature carved and hand-painted lettering and an appealing routed edge.


There is indeed “No Place Like Home” ~

Jim & Rebecca

Coming Soon from Gathering Wood

Our new Tool Tote will easily accommodate your horse grooming tools, gardening tools, or the essentials of your particular expertise.