Our Roots

Home to the most unique selection of Arizona grown lumber, live edge slabs and custom design. All services provided by founder Scott Mills and our team of talented woodworkers.  Our clients are passionate about locally sourced materials and creative collaboration. We offer a unique experience for those looking to enhance a space with heirloom quality furniture and handcrafted one-of-a kind pieces.

The ironwood team

Scott Mills

Founder

Hi, I’m Scott Mills. I love nature, high quality tools and epic adventures. I got my first tool kit at age 6 and I love to see how things work. I spent over 20 years working as an independent contractor in all kinds of fields. Every project has been different and the repetition of doing that for over 20 years, has given me an eye for design, a strong sense of scale and the ability to trust my intuition. I love this work because it allows me to combine all the skills I’ve learned with my wild imagination. A deep appreciation for nature helps to spark my creativity when looking at a log for the first time. Hunting for treasure makes me giddy, which led me to transforming trees after spending hours in the desert searching for something unique or rare. I’ve become a bit of a log nerd and a bit of a lumberjack. My favorite thing is to be turned lose on a project and let the material guide my process. I feel honored to have the privilege of taking a forgotten and unwanted tree and bringing it back to life.

Scott Mills Ironwood Mills Phoenix

Kit Vander Jagt

Originally from right here in Arizona, Kit spent 10 years enjoying the Emerald city of Seattle, but ultimately couldn’t stay away from the desert.  Kits’ love for music, art and sculpture naturally fold into his creation of beautiful furniture. With 20 years of woodworking experience, Kit continues to expand his craft. Whether it be Live Edge or contemporary, he sees the symbiotic relationship between styles and material to create functional pieces of art.

Michael Toret

Hailing from Jeanette, PA, Mike now loves the winters in the arid desert. He has been a professional woodworker for over 10 years. His experiences include building theatrical scenery for university and Broadway productions, custom cabinetry for trade show exhibitions, and hundreds of hours of welding. He is now following his passion for building solid wood furniture using local urban lumber. We are so happy to have him!

Join the Ironwood Team

Let’s work together. We’re currently looking for an Experienced Woodworker and a Skilled Sawyer.