Arcane Woodworking


Behind arcane


Hi there! My name is Murray. I'm a craftsman, tinkerer, artist and musician. I've always been drawn to working with my hands and figuring out how things work. It's incredibly satisfying to step back and see something I've crafted from scratch. There it is!

Woodworking came to me after a long run photographing weddings all over Colorado. Perhaps out of necessity at first, carpentry has become a love affair I couldn't have imagined.

I consider myself a Mile High City native, though my roots are in Ontario, Canada. I've lived here in Denver for over twenty years. I spend my non-crafting time with my wife and our one-year-old son exploring the state and tasting local beer and wine. We're big into backpacking and working on our first project house in the heart of the city. 

I offer standard and custom trim work for new homes and rebuilds. I've worked on many new developments as well as had the amazing opportunity to work on restoring one of the oldest buildings in Denver. Send me a message and let's see what we can make together. 






Trim work//finish carpentry

I craft and install basically anything wood inside your home. Doors, baseboard, crown moulding, built-in bookcases, shelves, cabinetry, you name it. You pick the style and I'll take care of everything else. We'll work together to make sure you love your space.

custom work

I can build unusually sized pieces and alterations to fit any space. Have a crazy idea for a cool project? I love to work with you to come up with something unique that completes your dream home. Send me a message and we'll discuss your vision and options.


I build many types of hives including Kenyan Top Bar, Langstroth, and Warre. I can also provide replacement parts for your existing hive, so you can extend the life of your investment. Let's chat!




Selected work

Below is a sampling of some of the work I've completed for clients.







Fill in the short form below to get a free estimate. I'd love to discuss your ideas and see what we can come up with.