5 Unique Woodworkers To Know In The Heartland
Furnishing your home should be enjoyable—and luckily, the heartland is home to woodworkers, artisans and craftsmen well-known for their inventive approach to utility and furniture design.
Learn more about these unique woodworkers to find out who’s using local, reclaimed wood straight from their own backyards.
Lehmann Goods: St. Louis, MO
Handmade by artisan Hannah Lehmann, Lehmann Goods crafts made-to-order wooden spoons, bowls, cutting boards and other kitchen goods in the heart of St. Louis. Each piece of unique kitchenware is food-safe and sealed with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil to keep each utensil conditioned and looking great long after use. On the hunt for a one-of-a-kind wedding or housewarming gift? Commission Lehmann Goods to create a special kitchen heirloom that will last for years to come.
Unruh Furniture: Kansas City, MO
If non-traditional, rustic furniture is your preference, look no further than Kansas City’s Unruh Furniture. Located in a century-old cathedral, Unruh’s showroom is the first stop en route to bringing home a piece of gorgeous wood furniture. Drop into the showroom to browse Unruh’s variety of furniture styles and work with the team to choose the coffee table of your dreams, or a kitchen table that you’ll keep for years to come. Then, the fun part comes in: customize your unique piece of furniture by selecting its size, wood species and finish. For fans of a modern-decor aesthetic, don’t miss Unruh’s Mid-Century Desk and Denton Bed, both crafted of top-tier wood.
Wood From The Hood: Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis’ own Wood From The Hood stays true to its name: the inner-city woodworking group crafts all of its furniture entirely from discarded and reclaimed trees in urban neighborhoods around the city. Rather than allowing fallen trees to inhabit landfills, Wood From The Hood is committed to transforming the discarded lumber into something beautiful, whether be it a bench, barstool or cabinet. Keep your eyes peeled for the shop’s work in local breweries, like reclaimed wood tables in Surly Brewing Co. and wooden beer taps at Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
1767 Designs: Nashville, TN
Located just outside of Nashville, 1767 Designs is a collective of creatives who are committed to crafting quality handmade goods while also offering interior-design services to commercial and residential spaces. 1767 focuses its woodwork in rustic wooden wall art, made of reclaimed wood from various Nashville-based homes prior to their demolition. Each piece contains unique lumber variants and wood grains, ensuring that no two pieces will ever look alike. Aside from wooden wall art, 1767 also offers handcrafted side tables and coffee tables with inlaid reclaimed wood pieces that make for a unique decor look.
Hunt & Noyer Woodworks: Detroit, MI
Hunt & Noyer Woodworks was founded in 2013 by Kyle Huntoon, a fourth-generation woodworker whose affinity for utility and design is reflected in each craftsman piece made by the Detroit-based brand. Each Hunt & Noyer piece is simple and no frills, making for the perfect addition to a minimalist home. For cocktail-lovers and frequent in-home entertainers, don’t miss the Harvey Cabinet, which features a low-profile drawer for storing bar tools and a hanging rack for wine glasses.