Ernest Terpening

A craftsman | An artisan | A fine woodworker
Owner of the privately owned and run custom woodworking shop, Terpening Woodworking, located in Central New York.
Presenting custom woodworking at its finest since 1996.


Terpening Woodworking wasn't always what it is today. Previously, Ernest was a drywall finisher by trade, but also did general and house construction, trim, and painting. He worked first for his father in the early 1980's to early 90s. Then coming to own his own business, he became known as one of, if not the best drywall finishers in Central New York.

Around the mid 1990s, Ernest Terpening wanted something different, he wanted to work with wood. Stepping away from drywall, he began his journey to becoming a professional woodworker. With now over 10 years of experience in the field, Ernest continues to further his business in quality custom woodworking.

form and figure

Terpening Woodworking does custom woodworking, but of what sort? Here are a few of many options:

  • Kitchens
  • Tables
  • Stairs
  • Bookcases
  • Chairs
  • Hopechests
  • Moulding & Trim
  • Fireplace Mantels
  • Functional Art
  • Vanities

connections to the past

Taking something old and finding new parts to match or even replace it can be an impossible task. If it's made from wood, and you can't find it, Terpening Woodworking would love to help. Whether creating a new part to match the old, or creating something new from old wood, Ernest Terpening greatly appreciates and enjoys the challenge of using his God-given talents.