Dwayne Burianek has spent most of his life working with wood. He began with a couple of years of trade school in carpentry, and going on from there working for a builder framing houses for over 30 years. As a hobby he was making all things out of wood for home and toys for youngsters and oldsters.
In Dorothy first marriage, she and her husband Dean built homes and cabinets together. After
his death she survived as a single parent raising one daughter and doing office work. After her marriage to Dwayne in 1992, she learned to do scroll sawing from her Uncle Walter Fuelberth. She started taking a few ornaments to craft shows in 2001 with her uncle's items.
Once Dorothy began taking ornaments to shows with her Uncle Walter, Dwayne went along to help set up the displays. When Dorothy began to do more and more items, she and Uncle Walter shared the whole space for a year or two; then Dorothy began to arrange more shows to attend. For several years Dorothy and Walter shared a space and eventually needed to have two spaces to display all the products.
Dwayne then decided he needed to start taking some of his own projects. He started making garbage can holders; but after discovering the size of the item difficult to carry and handle, he moved on to making small models of cars and trucks, and has made some very detailed models of construction equipment. As time went on, Walter was unable to spend as much time on the saw and cut back on his number of shows. Dorothy and Dwayne now set up and show their own wooden ornaments, inspirational plaques and wooden models.
Dorothy and Dwayne attend about five shows each year. They built their own display racks (which change from year to year) and conveyed all their products in one mini-van. Now they have purchased a cargo trailer to carry their products and also use for an outdoor display at shows. You may be able to see some of their products at the Branson Craft Mall in Branson, MO.