Wood Is Wonderful Gallery

Wood Is Wonderful Gallery offers an opportunity to acquire unique and beautiful home decor items and also to appreciate the artistry and cultural significance behind each piece. It's a place where wood comes to life through the skilled hands of Yusef and his commitment to preserving and  celebrating the beauty of this natural material.

Why Choose Us?

Wood Is Wonderful Gallery, a fascinating and unique destination for hand-crafted home decor and decorative accessories. Yusef's use of various woods and the incorporation of modern and traditional African carving tools and techniques add a distinct cultural and artistic dimension to the pieces. Here are some key highlights of what you can expect from this gallery: One-of-a-Kind Pieces, Global Inspiration, Wide Range of Items, Wood Appreciation, and Exquisite Craftsmanship

The appreciation of wood is clearly seen and experienced when looking at all the wonderful artwork Yusef has painstakingly created.  The creativity and craftsmanship is exquisite.

Mechelle Davis
Business Owner

About Us

Yusef Crowder

Woodcarver, Artisan, West African Percussionist

Woodcarver, Artisan, West African Percussionist

Yusef's life has been an epic adventure filled with art, music, creativity, and struggle. Co-founder of the first African-American dance company Bokande African Dance Company and African Arts Ensemble in Boston, he carved his first Djembe. He left for Africa in 1976, living there for 13 years. Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali. While there, he studied and learned the craft of carving wood, A tailor asked, "What can you do?" He had carved a drum in Boston and was directed to wood carvers in Grand Bassam. They took him on as an apprentice. When he sold his first piece, he exclaimed, "Wood Is Wonderful" the rest is history.


We customize and will be happy to design something special for you.

Furniture Repair and Restoration. African drum repair Contact: Yusef Crowder, 678 793-3250

Call now for viewings and appointments.Payments can be sent via PayPal: vscott24@hotmail.com

Please contact us via email or phone. Be safe and Be well.

During the pandemic we are operating online and will ship or schedule for pick-up.