Welcome to Patrick's Turning Point
At Patrick's Turning Point, we specialize in all types of custom wood turning. Since 1949, homeowners, contractors, kitchen designers and shops in the U.S. have depended on our expertise, craftsmanship, reliability and attention to details. We take great pleasure in transforming nearly any type of wood into a masterpiece.
What is Custom Wood Turning?
Custom wood turning is a unique form of art that involves a tool called a lathe. With other types of wood working, the wood does not move and rather the tool is what moves. A lathe, however, does not move and remains stationary. The wood is secured into the machine and as it spins, the woodworker uses tools to gently gouge and chisel away at the turning wood. So many different types of objects can be created. We absolutely love what we do and enjoy creating new and unique products. Using a wood lathe can be a lot of fun but it can also be a dangerous job. Contact us today to request a quote for your project.
Stairs, Furniture, Porches, Decorative and other Custom Wood Turned Products
Whether it's newel post, balusters, or finials, we've got your wood turned stair products covered. We specialize in table legs, pedestals, bun feet, bed posts, lamp parts and other custom wood turned furniture parts. How unique would you like your porch? Our porch columns and bases, porch balusters, porch posts and turned capitals can be custom designed to fit any need.
There are many different types of decorative wood turned products such as rosettes, corner blocks, circle moulding, and finials. Over the years, we have made many unique items such as bowling pins, handles for the 1996 Olympic Torch, clocks, game board pieces, mantles, shotgun shell replicas, sailboat mast, high chairs and more.
Frank Patrick, Founder of Patrick's Turning Point
In 1949 Frank Patrick was working as an apprentice in a metal working shop. When told to pick a project to build, he chose a wood lathe. Once it was complete, he asked several woodworking businesses for someone to teach him how to turn. Finding no one to instruct him, he began to learn on his own. Later, many of those woodworking companies began to call him.
The woodworking was always a paying hobby for Frank until his son Hugh mentioned in the mid seventies that he enjoyed the work. In 1978, they opened Patrick’s Wood N Frames in downtown Barnesville, where they offered custom picture framing along with the wood turning. When the wood dust became too much for the picture framing, they opened Patrick’s Turning Point in the industrial park north of town.
Ryan Rooks, Frank’s grandson, began working in the business after school & during the summer. After graduating from UGA School of Forestry, he joined Hugh in the business. He later left the business to become a professional firefighter. Now he is back again enjoying the work his Granddad loved so much.