The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild devoted its December 2020 meeting to examining the realm of urban lumber production through the eyes Rick and Cindy Siewert, owners of Minneapolis-based Wood from the Hood in Minneapolis, MN.
The Siewert’s founded Wood From The Hood to reclaim discarded trees from local neighborhoods to create beautiful, high-quality wood products. The Siewerts discuss the story of how Wood From The Hood came to be and why urban wood is a valuable and sustainable resource for creating unique furniture and other wood products. They also give a tour of their facility, including the showroom they opened in summer of 2019.
Wood From The Hood operates a sawmill and dry kiln. Its lumber is sold to woodworking professionals and hobbyists. The company also manufactures a variety of wood products ranging from cribbage boards and picture frames to dining and conference tables.
Learn more about Wood From The Hood.
The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild is a group of professional and amateur woodworkers bound together by three goals:
- To advocate high standards in our craft;
- To meet new friends and discuss woodworking; and
- To educate ourselves and the public about woodworking.
Learn more about the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild.