My Story

Derek Samuel Wiersma

My name is Derek Samuel Wiersma, the DSW behind the business. Ever since I was a young kid, I had a knack for building, creating, and fixing.  

I was born and raised in the small, farm town of Ephrata, WA.  I grew up working on the family ranch with many different opportunities. As I grew up I became more interested with wood working and construction, which eventually led me to the Pacific Northwest. I’ve worked construction for many years, and love working with my hands. I’ll run a hand saw any day over siting at a desk.

When friends and family began wanting custom furniture made, I knew that I should start my own business in the woodworking industry.  With their encouragement, support and partnership with local suppliers DSWoodworks was born.

My design taste has evolved from farmhouse tables, live edge furniture, and cutting boards to whatever my wife wants me to build.

When I’m not building for DSWoodworks, I enjoy fishing, golfing, working in the backyard, and spending time with family and friends.

It’s here that I hope you find the inspiration and confidence to turn your space into something special, and truly beautiful. Thanks for visiting!