Meg Thompson Studios featured in Homestead Magazine article

May 9, 2016 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »

Read the great article about using reclaimed lumber here.



Lund Table

February 15, 2016 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »
Lund Boat Table

Lund Boat Table

This fall I delivered this custom dining room table.  It is a “boat” shape (sides are slightly curved).  The reclaimed fir all came from an old barn from St James, Minnesota, which just happened to be the area this client is from.  72″ long x 36″ wide x 30″ high.  Contact me for custom dining room tables.


Best in Show!!!

August 6, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress, Art Shows, Furniture | No Comments »
Best in Show!

Best in Show!

I was thrilled to win “Best in Show” for Wood at the 46th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival!  Thanks to all the artists, organizers and visitors for a great show!

Booth shot 1

Booth shot 1

Booth shot 2

Booth shot 2




46th Annual Kimball Arts Festival

July 29, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »


I’m excited to take my furniture wares to my first Kimball Arts Festival in Park City, Utah,July 31- August 2! This show has a very festive atmosphere- a lot of great music and food. More than 230 juried artists take over Main Street for the three day exhibit that draws around 60,000 visitors.   Come by if you are in the area, I am booth #19.




“Don’t Fence Me In Wine Buffet”

July 29, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »
"Don't Fence Me In" Wine Buffet

“Don’t Fence Me In” Wine Buffet

I worked with awesome clients in Seattle this past year to make two custom pieces for their home- a wine buffet and a console cabinet.  I knew we were in business when they specifically wanted “some old barbed wire” worked into the piece.  The bared wire is in the top wine rack and along the wall.  I used old bailing wire to create the wall wine holders.  They gave me enough direction and a lot of creative space to make something unique and beautiful.

Selecting from the Bailing Wire Stash

"Brooke's Console"

“Brooke’s Console”



Honored to be invited as a founding member of the Western Craft Association

July 21, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress, Furniture | No Comments »


Meg using a hand plane to fit a door.

Meg using a hand plane to fit a door.


I am pleased to announce that I was invited to be a founding member of the Western Craft Association:

“Founded by Suzanna Cullen Hamilton of ARTSMART Strategies, the vision of the Western Craft Association is to preserve and promote the rich history of crafts in the American West. By supporting those who continue to create and represent these objects, we ensure that future generations will understand and appreciate all aspects of the American West.”

This happened earlier in the year but I am just now catching up on my blog, as you will see from several recent posts.


“Standing is the New Smoking” Standing Desk

July 21, 2015 | Filed in: Art Progress, commissions, Furniture | No Comments »
Standing Desk with shelf and recessed LED puck lights on a dimmer switch; Reclaimed barn wood, black gas pips, LED puck lights; 108" x 23" x 30 1/4"; 2015; Meg Thompson

Standing Desk with shelf and recessed LED puck lights on a dimmer switch; Reclaimed barn wood, black gas pips, LED puck lights; 108″ x 23″ x 30 1/4″; 2015; Meg Thompson

This is the second standing desk I have built and installed this spring.  One client, when she was telling me why she wanted a standing desk, told me “standing is the new smoking” in terms of how bad it is for your health.  I love that line so I named my standing desk series after it.  Order yours today.  All sizes custom for your space and height.


Wyoming Art Party Opening!

August 24, 2014 | Filed in: Art Shows | No Comments »

The Wyoming Art Party inaugural opening this Friday was a huge success!  Thanks everyone for coming out to see the great art and mingle with our community!   We received lots of positive feedback.  Thanks to my partner in crime on this project, June Glasson, for her tireless work and enthusiasm (and patience!).  And a special Thanks to Wyoming Arts Council, the Pedal House, Flores painting, and all the artists that participated!  For more information find us on Facebook or check out our website:

Thanks to NPR Open Spaces for doing a great story on it:

If you missed the opening, never fear, we will are open all month and will have a closing parry.  See info below:





The Wyoming Art Party is pleased to present a collaborative art project and exhibit featuring the work of 38 Wyoming artists, writers and craft folk. The show “A Portrait of Wyoming” will be exhibited in Laramie from Friday August 22, 2014 – Friday September 19, 2014 at 207 South 1st Street (above the Pedal House bike shop.)The Wyoming Art Party is an organization started by two local Laramie artists, June Glasson and Meg Thompson, whose mission is to organize art projects and shows that connect individuals, scattered throughout Wyoming, who work in different regions, disciplines (fine arts, writing, music, craft) and from different backgrounds, with the aim of creating work that truly represents art in Wyoming as it is, rather than it is thought to be.Opening Reception: Friday August 22nd, 5 – 8pm
Closing Reception: Friday, September 19th, 5- 8pm
Gallery hours: Thursday / Friday / Saturday from 2pm – 7pm or by appointment

2013 Western Design Conference

November 12, 2013 | Filed in: Art Progress, Art Shows, Furniture | No Comments »
Sagebrush Station

Sagebrush Station

This piece premiered at the 2013 Western Design Conference. It is based on the traditional secretary desk design, with modern touches: copper panels with a custom patina, hand carved antler pulls, and of course a cord chase inside to enable plugging in all of our numerous electrical devices while hiding the wires. In keeping with the traditional design, there are two hidden compartments in the gallery to hide spare cash (or love letters).
Reclaimed lumber, all solid wood construction; 48″ x 20″ x 52″.

Sagebrush Station

Sagebrush Station


“Sagebrush Station” with the desk top open.

Hand carved antler pull

Hand carved antler pull

I carved the pulls and handles for this piece out of antlers.  This image shows how to get a small drawer pull out of an antler.

It was a great show with a lot of inspiring work!  And as always, I really enjoyed seeing the other artists and their fabulous creations, meeting the many folks involved in supporting it and attending the show.  Thanks WDC!



Bike Racks for Downtown Laramie!

August 17, 2013 | Filed in: Art Progress | No Comments »
Pronghorn bike rack

Pronghorn bike rack

I am pleased to announce that I won the call for proposal to design bike racks for downtown Laramie.  For months now I have been working with the Downtown Alliance and the bike rack committee to design and fabricate some racks.  The committee has been wonderful to work with and this has been a true collaboration.  Schlagel Manufacturing in Torrington is doing the steel cutouts for us,  local welder Colter Floyd is fabricating them, and Dewey, owner of the Pedal House, is powder coating them.

This Pronghorn rack was in the test batch.  We are in the process of getting many more made, in different designs.  The goal is to represent the different elements that make up our unique community  here in Laramie.    It has definitely been a challenge to work within the codes needed for public art, but I am getting the hang of it.

It has been a fun project and I am excited to be part of enhancing our community through art!