Artisan Roots

Artisan Millshop is a specialty custom millwork studio based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Founded in 2001 by designer and woodworker John Busch, we serve clients worldwide. In business to build things that matter — we satisfy our souls through meaningful, relevant, honest, and memorable work.

Our fine custom furniture, architectural millwork, and interior elements are built with integrity and shaped by human hands at our studio. Inspired by traditional woodworking methods and precision craftsmanship, we create details for homes, restaurants, hotels, commercial spaces, and educational environments that reflect our clients' vision and our distinctive aesthetic of pared-down simplicity.

The work of Artisan Millshop is routinely specified by international designers and architects and has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects. We've earned awards including the Associated Builders & Contractors 2012 Award of Excellence, and been humbled to see our projects featured in publications including Conde Nast's Traveler, US Weekly, New Orleans Magazine, and The Times Picayune. Our work has also been included on New Orleans' Faubourg Marigny Home Tour.  Artisan Millshop's in-place installation on an award-winning project with Landis Construction and Trapolin-Peer Architects is featured on the cover of Louisiana Landmarks Society's Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation.  We are very excited to have participated in building interior elements in tandem with The Johnson Studio in Atlanta, GA for The Hyatt Regency - Polaris Coupe Club which was nominated for the 2015 design et al International Hotel and Property Awards under Global Restaurant within a Hotel category.

At the end of the day, we're doing what we love. And our mission — building with the mind and from the heart — is at the core of everything we do.