Raising & Inspiring a Generation of Makers & Artists

Whidden's Woodshop is a small family owned & operated business located southeast of Philadephia. I started woodworking in 2014 as a hobby and in tribute to my maternal great grandfather, Stephen Ernest Whidden. He was a carpenter and ran a carpentry shop on the North East corner of Broad Street and Lincoln Terrace in Peekskill New York back in the 1920s. My grandfather, Ernest Richard Whidden, built airplanes for a living, but in his spare time he enjoyed carpentry.

In 2014, what once was a hobby has turned into a much larger proportion of income for our growing family. We turned our focus solely to pen making and have been extremely fortunate to have run several Kickstarter campaigns to help us grow the business.

In 2020, as we were locked down and stuck at home, we purchased a laser engraver and opened a whole new chapter of making personalized gifts including ornaments and cutting boards.

If you are looking for more information about our shop or have inquiries about wholesale/retail purchases, please use our contact form or contact us at whiddenswoodshop@gmail.com

When Dad makes handcrafted pens and projects in the woodshop and Mom fills the house with paints, pens, fabric, and clay, it turns out you grow a family that loves to create! We love to make things together, share our projects with our friends and community, and teach & learn new skills

What began as a sweet birthday present for her little brother quickly blossomed into a week of stitching up a whole crew of fuzzy friends. Our daughter reached out for ideas and special orders and was met with a suggestion from a foster parent to create comforting critters for kids in foster care who face the scary task of testifying in court. We love this idea and she is springing into action to develop the idea into a club for kids to encourage other kids.

When our communities value Maker kids and give them a market for their creations, we show young people their creativity and ingenuity are important to us all! Our kids have been thrilled to find local business fairs for young people. They dream of growing these opportunities for fellow makers by hosting kid-friendly sales.