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How We Started
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How We Started

KMR WoodWorks is a fine woodworking shop based in Southern Illinois specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind creations. Our story begins with the owner, Keeton Reynolds, converting half of his parent's garage into a hobby woodworking shop. From this small shop came several projects for friends and family. Being self-taught, Keeton endured many failures, but with each failure came the knowledge that led to the skillset he possesses today. Keeton was an active member of both 4-H and FFA during high school. His woodworking projects and record-keeping abilities won him several awards throughout these organizations at both local and state levels. After news of his work spread, he began receiving orders for custom projects. It wasn't long after that his entrepreneurial spirit took hold and a business was born. KMR WoodWorks opened its doors in 2019. Once the business took off Keeton recognized the need for more help and a larger space. In the summer of 2021 Keeton, along with a few friends and neighbors began construction of a new 10,000 sqft facility in Simpson, IL that is now the home of KMR WoodWorks.


With a larger space came more opportunities. Sticking to our roots, we still specialize in custom projects; particularly extraordinary dining room tables. We also manufacture high-end retail display racks for businesses all across the world. Additionally, we create smaller gift items like cutting boards, pens, plaques, and wall decorations.

The Process

Keeton, along with the team builds, finishes, and inspects every piece that leaves the shop. From lumber procurement to final delivery, we take part in every step along the way. 


We start with FAS-grade kiln-dried lumber. We generally use species native to our region such as red oak, white oak, poplar, cherry, and walnut.  We mill and dry some lumber ourselves and the rest is obtained from local mills. On occasion, we will use reclaimed lumber from old buildings and barns. We've even used lumber that was once kept underwater as part of a dam located on the Ohio River!


The design stage is unique to every piece constructed. After an initial consultation with a client, we develop a plan, finalize a design, and create a timeline. As your project is underway, we update you with pictures to show the progress.


When construction begins on your project, we work diligently to finish your project by the agreed upon date or sooner. Know that your project is in good hands. Our team is constantly researching and staying up to date on all the newest tricks and techniques in the industry. We don't try to reinvent the wheel, but we are always looking for new methods that will enhance the performance of our products without compromising the quality of our work. We believe that fast work isn't the best work, so we take our time and do things right.


We offer several types of finishes depending on the project and its use. Our butcher blocks are generally coated in a blend of food-grade mineral oil and beeswax. For furniture and cabinetry, we offer 100+ paint and stain colors with several clear coat sheens available. We utilize several commercial grade lacquers and conversion varnishes. We also carry a full line of eco-friendly water-based finishes that are used whenever possible. 


Depending on the specific agreement, we may deliver your project. Delivery includes setup, installation, and a final inspection. We don't use contracts or require signatures. We will thank you for your business and shake your hand because we believe that's how business should be conducted.

Have a project in mind? Get in touch today for a free quote. 

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Our team is eager to help you with your next vision.

Keeton Reynolds | Custom WoodWorking | WoodWorker | Wood Work | Wood | Designer | KMR WoodWorks

"Woodworking is our passion and it's a privilege to share it with you." Keeton Reynolds, Founder

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