Ironwood Industries


“The craftsmen at Ironwood do brilliant work.”
– Steven Holl, Steven Holl Architects, New York, New York


“I sense a kind of quiet power within their work. My client is very satisfied.”
– Jung Joo Shim, Shim Associates, Seoul, Korea


“Ironwood always exceeds our expectations.”
– Don Smith, Northfield Design Associates, Austin, Texas


“I have enjoyed working with Wells Mason as a peer and as an artist since meeting him in 1999. His dynamic studio and exhibits in Marfa, Austin, and Coupland have been a best-kept secret of many designers and collectors. He has shown his work in galleries and museums nationally. Wells’ sculpture and functional work are imaginative and playful, while being executed with detail and an eye for perfection. But you can see his portfolio and work for yourself. What I can tell you about Wells is what I know of him as a person. He is smart, funny, reliable, careful, and ready for anything. His competence always impresses me, and he is always a delight to work with and to play with. He is a great communicator. I recommend him highly for any project.”
– Jennifer Chenoweth, Generous Art, Austin, Texas


“I’m delighted to pen a testimonial for Wells Mason, because I have the highest regard for his talents, his professional accomplishments, and his character. I’ve known Wells since around 2000 when we first worked together on fireplace screens, handrails, and astonishingly elegant lighting fixtures for the Sommers Residence on Lake Austin. I’ve included him in every project I could ever since. He’s an accomplished artist and a skillful craftsman. His intelligence and creativity quickly lead him to the heart of every project. I’ve never found any design concept he didn’t quickly grasp, wouldn’t tackle, or didn’t improve upon. His experience working collaboratively with architects, designers, owners, and other consultants allows him to draw out the best from everyone involved. Even under time constraints, he’s never delivered anything less than excellent results. I offer him my highest recommendation. Best of all, Mr. Mason is simply a pleasure to know and work with.”
– Stephen Kubenka, Stephen Kubenka Architects, Austin, Texas


“When Bazzirk, Inc. moved our operations from 7,500 square feet of traditional office building environment into 2,000 square feet of residential architecture that dated from 1922, we knew we were facing some challenges. Ironwood Industries was there with the solutions. They created our office layout, provided original design, construction and installation of furniture, dividers, signage, and an innovative structure for the stations in our call center, all while serving as construction super for the necessary carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. And they did it on a super tight schedule with an absolute minimum of hiccups. They are a rare breed of perfectionists who understand the value of flexibility. I would recommend Ironwood without hesitation.”
– Kirk Wilson, Bazzirk, Inc., Austin, Texas


“Wells Mason’s standards and attention to detail are so much higher than industry standards that he sets his own level of quality. In addition, the knowledge and creativity he brings to a project adds a depth you won’t find anywhere else! I’ve been thrilled with every project he’s done in our home. All of which have been on time and within the scope of his original estimate.”
– Jennifer Hawkins, Austin, Texas


“We engaged Wells Mason at Ironwood Industries for two separate projects in our home, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. For the first project (a fireplace surround) we presented Wells with some general design ideas and the initial drawings he presented to us were spot on. The entire process from design through fabrication and installation went very smoothly and the end result looks great. The second project – several years later – was an outside gate. We wanted there to be some design connection between the two projects without a direct repetition. We gave Wells very little design direction and again his first design was nearly exactly what we ended up using. I would recommend Ironwood Industries and Wells to friends and family without reservation.”
– David Feldman and Christopher Warner, Austin, Texas


“When I want the most unique one-of a kind designs that maximize the raw, natural beauty of wood, I go to Wells Mason. We have been collaborating for several years, and he always actualizes my ideas to perfection! From conference tables to outdoor consoles to the most beautiful cocktail tables, my “go-to” furniture maker is Wells.”
– Estrella Posey, Unique Designs Inside and Out, Austin, Texas


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