About Us

ABOUT US & OUR EXPERIENCE

Tommy and Gwen bring 25 years of rustic design experience to custom log homes and rustic decor!

You may know us as the founders of Rocky Top Log Furniture or have seen us on our very own hit TV show “LogHeads”! Which has aired on GAC and DIY TV.

This program will show you Tommy’s unique design experience and his attention to detail. All of which he can bring into your home.

We have also been privileged to be a part of 3 television episodes of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” one in which Katahdin built a custom-designed 4,000 sq ft home. HGTV;s “The Antonio Treatment” as well.

Tommy is a perfectionist and has the highest regard for quality. We will provide a team of qualified and proven contractors that will see your Log Home from beginning to end.

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Humble Beginning

Gwen and Tommy have been marriage and business partners for over 20 years. Tommy started building log furniture when Gwen asked him to make her a vanity table. It turned out so well that he turned their garage into a workshop and started designing and building log furniture. Since they didn’t have a storefront for what would eventually become Rocky Top Log Furniture, they would sit on the corner of a busy intersection on weekends and sell his furniture out of their truck. (Photo by Judson Ridgeway)

Tools and Materials

Tommy gets most of his cedar logs from northern Michigan and has spent a lot of time in logging camps looking for just the right supplier. He also keeps an ample supply of chainsaws ready. (Photo by Judson Ridgeway)

Truck Bed

This is one of Tommy’s original and most popular designs, constructed from an upcycled tailgate, cedar logs and reclaimed wood.

Knott’s Berry Farm

Tommy built the furnishings for a new restaurant at the famous California amusement park. Here, he and Gwen, with a few of the park’s more popular employees, cut the ribbon on the new eatery.

Tommy Inspects His Work

Before the Knott’s Berry Farm restaurant opened, Tommy made sure every table and chair was perfect.

Another Satisfied Customer

Tommy gets a high-five from one of the regulars at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Healing Retreat

The LogHeads also outfitted the Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness in Bluemont, Va. The retreat is a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities to help our nation’s veterans and military personnel.

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“Drawing Notebook”

Tommy rarely uses pen and paper to sketch up his designs. He finds that a scrap 1×6 board and a permanent marker work better. (Photo by Judson Ridgeway)

Giving Back

Tommy also helped build this log home for a family that lost their previous home and belongings in a house fire.

A Meaningful Mantel

To make their new home extra special, Tommy handcrafted this mantel for a family that had lost their previous home in a fire.

Road Warriors

They’re not all work, Gwen and Tommy Mitchell like to spend their spare time on the open road.