Barndog Mill


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

What's in a name?

Barn+Dog+Mill= Barndog Mill

It all started with me, a barn, a dog, and a small mill, where I made a lot of furniture and cabinetry and a lot of mistakes. Now our new shop houses , myself, a dog, and a CNC robot. Our newest basset hound, Puddles, came to us after the flood of 2016, and she fit right in. She is a perfect mascot, because she is a rare miniature sized Basset, but she provides so much value to our family!  Our support staff includes my incredible wife Jen, who organizes grassroots advertising efforts, and contract installers who will be on the jobsites with me. We are locatedon Hwy 19 just past the crossroads of Zachary and Slaughter, though we perform all of our consultations onsite at your home.

Credit Katie Swetman

Credit Katie Swetman



Meet Your Makers


Designer |builder | Owner

Mike Gennaro

Firstly, thank you for visiting us. Visions of smoke stained offices in industrial zones, being "mansplained" to about your project should be a thing of the past. Our aim is to be a brand and destination for those who seek solutions for mindful living spaces. We use CNC technology to keep prices low and build times fast. We firebrand every drawer with our custom logo, because we build for the long haul.  I'm just an ordinary guy that found his niche and a robot to help me with my work. Along the way, our clients, interior designers and builders have become our extended family. I'm a graduate of Rummel High School and the University of New Orleans, but more importantly a lifelong learner and explorer. Here's to our next great build!



  • CNC Robotics
  • Cabinetry & Furniture
  • Finishing

Favorite Woods

I love all kinds of wood, but I'm particularly fond of sinker cypress. It won't be around forever, and it's a reminder to harvest our natural resources sustainably.


Paddle fishing and hanging with my wife Jen, our two kids Max and Lucy, and two basset hounds, Arzi and Puddles.




Laguna SmartShop II

Favorite Woods



Making dust 


  • Sign making
  • cabinetry


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Social media marketing/purchasing/business development/Co-Founder

Jen Gennaro

Jen is our secret weapon. As a real estate professional, she has a vast network of clients that she puts us in touch with on a daily basis. She is also an after repair value specialist and can advise clients how they can increase the price of their homes with custom finishes. When the daily shop activities are over, she is there making business development decisions and helping us bring the best possible client experience to our amazing customers.


Favorite Woods



Family, crossfit, paddle boarding, investing, eating bespoke donuts 


  • Business Development
  • Real Estate