Nestled on the western face of Piney Mountain, a foothill of
the Great Smoky Mountains in the Cherokee National Forest, is
a small wood shop from which beautiful things emerge. Smoky
Mountain Woodworks - creators of wonderful custom designed
and built solid hardwood furniture and accessories for you and your family -
is owned by Marie Bittinger.
With more than 20 years as a designer and seamstress, many of them with a prominent dress shop in St. Louis, Mo.,
Marie's eye for color and form enable her to envision
Smoky Mountain Woodworks "Functional Art". Her
husband, Doug's 30+ years as a furniture maker, teacher, and
author provide the knowledge and skill needed to transform
Marie's visions into the wonderful items you see here.
Their four-footed Kids; Cochise and Blondie serve as Office Manager and Shop
If you live locally you may visit our workshop to discuss
details on a commissioned piece. PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!
While visitors are welcome at our workshop, we'd hate for
you to arrive at a time when we're in the middle of
something we can't interrupt, out making deliveries or on
a supply run. Let us know when you'll be in the area and
we'll be happy to meet with you. Or you can
tour our shop on-line.
About the Environment
We have a deep respect for and love of nature. We create
items that capture and display the rare beauty of natural
wood and appreciate that wood comes from trees that take many
years to grow to maturity. Only through proper conservation
management can we ensure that there will always be enough
trees to supply our needs, cleanse our air and provide
shelter to the planets abundant wildlife.
Therefore, Smoky Mountain Woodworks avoids lumber suppliers
who support or promote clear cutting, and favors suppliers
who promote conservation management, replanting, and hardwood
plantations. We do not use any woods known to be endangered
Planet Earth is a community of organisms, of which Mankind is
only one, all of which are dependent upon one another. We
must treat the planets living things with respect or we will
surely be killing ourselves.