Video: Wood from the Hood’s story and slideshow tour

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.