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Craftsmanship and Creativity ... What can we do for you?

Hilton Handcraft of the Ozarks is a family run and operated business located deep in the heart of the Missouri & Arkansas Ozarks hill country. Absolutely every craft, art and the majority of our other products are hand made by the family and some of our closest relatives and friends. We incorporate woodworking, woodturning, painting, sculpture, polymer clay, fiber and several other crafts into our pieces. Some of our products include specialty wood (woodturning blanks of all sorts, large slabs for tables/benches, thin slices for box makers, and more), gallery woodturned pieces, craft show items, custom furniture (specializing in high-end lodge furniture out of local woods) and production work (woodwork and woodturning) for other companies.

You can be assured that your gift or piece of art is made by real people, with real hands-on skill and time here in the heartland of America. We think that is what makes the difference for you folks. We take our time. Some people think we "take our own sweet time" and that's fine with us! But the results are worth it every single time. Look around and please hollar if there's anything we can do for you.


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Upcoming Events

  • July 19, 2014 - Woodturners of SW Missouri demonstration - Fair Projects
  • September, 2014 - Ozarks Celebration Festival on the Missouri Southern University campus.
  • November, 2014 - We're taking a break from doing public events, for now.  Orders have been flooding in lately and we're just not able to do many events like we used to.  So, we're going to put a hold on that until we can really put our best efforts into them.

Recent News


Gone Fishin' ! Well, not nearly as much as we'd like to, of course. What we're really doing is adding a Fishing, Fly Fishing and Fly Tying section to our Catalog!  Just as we make many of the tools we use in making our furniture and other items, we also make a lot of the fishing gear we use to, ummm, 'work' at fishing. We decided it was high-time to offer some of our best to everyone else.  You're going to find things like Fly Tying Bodkins, a special Kayak Landing Net that only we make, and some really nice custom reel seats, hand grips and butts.  Now, it's a work in progress so as we can get nice pictures made, we'll add the items to that catalog page.  So, keep checking back.


We're starting work on an exciting project over the next 2 months ... a cannon!  Well, 2 cannons. No, wait, it's actually 1 cannon and 2 halves of a 2nd cannon along with one carriage (for now).  Confused?  Luckily, we're not and we'll explain more with a recurring blog about it.  Once we have that blog site set up, we'll post a link to it here.


Bowing to increasing demand from our customers and clients along with a real need for more space, we're starting to build a showroom.  It'll house our furniture pieces as well as some of the woodturned art / gallery pieces we make.  Built from the ground up by us and being a traditional-made timberframe, it's going to take some time and lots of sweat but it'll be worth it.


We've been keeping busy lately.  Keeping up with incoming custom orders ... even some still from Christmas ... and trying to prepare for some of the arts, crafts and other events coming up in the Spring.   There are lots of plans for the coming year so stay tuned here for updates on what we're doing.