Welcome to the Center of the World

When Center of the World Woodshop’s master woodworker, Terry Hanover, creates a fine piece of solid wood furniture, it’s a hands-on affair — from details such as hand-cut dovetails, leaded glass doors, inlays, and hand-carving, to hardwoods carefully selected to showcase their natural beauty.


Since 1976, Terry has been creating custom Arts & Crafts furniture and cabinetry in his southwest Michigan shop, with the assistance of a select group of craftsmen who share his love of woodworking and commitment to detail.


To preserve his hands–on philosophy, our shop has remained small, allowing Terry to give his personal attention to every piece our shop produces.


Our showroom also showcases the work of several other fine furniture makers, each one carefully selected for his expertise in creating heirloom-quality pieces.  In this way, we give you the choice of selecting a piece from our showroom, or having Terry create an Arts & Crafts design just for you.


Center of the World also offers home accents created by artisans working in private studios around the country.  Whether you’re searching for the perfect Arts & Crafts vase, just the right leaded glass lamp for your Craftsman bungalow, or a selection of prairie style textiles for your cottage, we have something for you.


Journey to the Center of the World, where you’ll discover it’s still possible to find fine furniture and home accessories, handmade by artisans in the United States.


Center of the World Woodshop Showroom is located in the heart of Harbor Country, in southwest Michigan. Take a tour of our showroom or One World to view a sampling of our selections.


image of the Showroom at 13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
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Our commitment to the environment: Domestic hardwoods have been endorsed by the USDA as a preferred green building material, due to responsible harvesting methods practiced by the American hardwood industry, as well as minimal transportation requirements (compared to imported woods).  Our furniture is made to last for generations from sustainably harvested, local wood.  In every stage of our business, we strive to minimize our impact upon the environment.






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