Mozark Mountain Works

Our Story

Mozark Mountain Works is a custom design + build wood and metal shop nestled in the Allegheny Mountains.

We believe a life well designed is a life well lived.

Robin and Michael McClintock moved from New York City to Tucker County, West Virginia 20+ years ago. They found abandoned farmland within the Monongahela National Forest which includes much of Mozark Mountain. They spent their first West Virginia autumn camped in a tent, building the one-room cabin where they’d spend winter. Now, that cabin is the dining room of their large farmhouse on Mozark Mountain.

Trained as artists, believers that the impact of the man-made environment is as essential as the natural environment. MMW focuses on custom objects and projects whether adaptive reuse historic building projects, custom furniture from reclaimed materials, historic tax credit filing, vintage vehicle restoration, exhibition installation and their herd of heirloom fainting goats.

The McClintocks

Our Philosophy

If we need something, we make it. We are resourceful and dedicated. We believe in bringing the old and discarded back to life again.  We built our own wood shop to build our home and furniture, and we built our own metal shop to keep our early 19th century tooling and machinery maintained for heavy use.

Everything we make is informed by the idea that form, function, and design are deeply connected and inseparable. We believe a life well designed is a life well lived. 

Our Home

Tucker County

Mozark Mountain is our home, our place of work, and our ever-evolving work of art. Nestled in the Monongahela National Forest of Tucker County, West Virginia, this living mountain grows and changes with each new season. With our own hands, we’ve built or tended our farm home, our 5,000 sq. foot wood and metal workshop, our garden, and our 18 fainting goats. 

Michael McClintock


Robin and Michael McClintock moved from Tribeca to rural West Virginia and started Mozark Mountain Works in 1998. Trained as artists, believers that the impact of the man-made environment is as essential as the natural environment. 

Michael McClintock trained as a sculptor though his natural inclination towards problem solving as a creative engineer is ever present. After art school and time at Skowhegan he brought his deft skills to architectural millwork during the heyday of historic restoration. His architectural drawings of Ellis Island are part of the National Archives. Specializing in historic replication millwork there is nothing he can’t do or make. The move to abandoned farmland in rural West Virginia let him focus on his passion for the outdoors and making things in his 5,000 sq ft wood and metal shop.

Robin McClintock

Robin McClintock


Born in New York, educated as a painter/printmaker, lived, worked and created in New York City, Robin McClintock never thought about leaving New York. For 2 decades she balanced business with painting in her Tribeca studio. Now McClintock has a painting studio in a 1920’s school building, is a member of the county planning commission and remains inspired by industrial architecture and the natural landscape, an elegant industrial aesthetic is a constant imperative.

As founder and owner of a general contracting company in New York City in the 1980’s, she specialized in “adaptive reuse” renovations before the term was coined, focusing on loft building conversions and creating non-profit workspaces. McClintock moved to a farm within the Monongahela National Forest in rural West Virginia in 1998 and started Mozark Mountain Works with her husband.

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