Modern Traditional Woodcrafts

Not your typical woodshop!  Located in Rochester, MN, everything is made using traditional hand tools only, unplugged, without power tools. 

Unique Design

Designs inspirations from traveling in SE Asia.  No plywood or particle board, and leaving the machines behind, these woodcrafts have a handmade look and feel.  Everything is made using solid woods with traditional, hand-cut joinery, and a natural finish.

Safe & Sustainable

Materials are natural & sustainable, safe for us and safe for the environment.  Finishes are made from natural oils and waxes.  With easy maintenance, they will outlast unnatural finishes.  Selected wood types are local and sustainable.

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Personalized Wooden Box

This handmade wooden keepsake box is made with hand cut dovetails, contrasting woods, and a personalized, hand-carved name on the sliding cover. 13″ x 9″

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Staked Stool

Staked style stool is strong and lightweight.  Three legs means it always sits flat and won’t rock on hard floors.  Shown with black walnut legs,

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Short Bench

Not the typical bench, this saw bench has a narrow stance intended for use with hand saws, or a wider stance makes a perfect seat!

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Compete with Manufacturing?

Handmade vs Manufactured “You can’t compete” is what they’ve always told me.  Craftsmen’s work is more expensive, but why?  Craftsmen can’t compete, or we refuse

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Boarded Bookcase

This bookcase is made of a simple board design and fastened with cut & forged nails for strength and a touch of style.  Designed for

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