Elm Slab Dining Table

Bookmatched mammoth 4-inch slab of elm. Finished in hard wax oil and grounded on a solid steel white powder coated base. Bright. Modern. Natural.

Walnut Blanket Rack

Keep those beautiful blankets and that quilts handy. This stylish rack is efficiently produced from reclaimed walnut with a hand-rubbed oil finish.  

Far Side of the Moon

"What do you want? You, you want the moon?! Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. I'll give you the moon, Mary. Well then, you could swallow it, and it'd all dissolve, see? And the moon beams'd shoot out of your fingers and your toes and...

Beer Menu

Get your message out to the street with a custom sidewalk sign. Did I mention we love beer?

Draft Box/Jockey Box

Our first love here at Tree on a Hill Workshop: custom projects. Our second shop love: beer. We suppose it goes without saying then that were more than excited to work with the good folks at Indeed Brewing Company on this custom draft box. The three-sided cover is...

Tap Handles

Minnesotans love suds. Here at Tree on a Hill Workshop, we've fabricated custom tap handles for Indeed Brewing Company, Wild Mind, 12welve Eyes, home brewers, and office kegerators. Contact us to have your custom tap handles made, whether you're looking for 1 or...

Oval Stained Glass Frames

Tree on the Hill fabricates specialty oval frames for stained glass artists. Our oval frames are made from MDF or hardwood and come in a variety of sizes.  Each frame is sanded, unfinished, and ready for you to finish or paint. The groove cut into the back is 3/8″...

MN Sweetheart Frame

  Show off the love of your life or your favorite pet in this handmade picture frame. This frame stands on its own using a unique, integrated kickstand. Made in Minneapolis, the frame is already filled with Minnesota love. Perfect for:DeskMantleBedside table This...

Walnut Sink

CNC routed solid walnut sink. Finished like a boat with epoxy and marine varnish. Featured in This Old House Magazine.

Han Solo – the second shot

We all know Han shot first but this was my second shot at carving him. This time he's been encased in a slab of book matched walnut and stands 18" tall. "Perfect Hibernation" was an award winner at the 2015 Northern Woods woodworking exhibition.

Switch Plate Covers

We make switch plate covers, mostly in the shape of Wisconsin and Minnesota, but we can do other shapes as well. Contact us to make your switch plate dreams a reality! Minnesota Switchplate

The Growroom – Let us build one for you

SPACE10 (Ikea's innovation lab) has designed an intriguing garden structure called The Growroom. The plans are available now and have a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License. In short that means that anyone can build one as long as they credit...

Magnetic Knife Holders

Tree on a Hill's custom-made knife holders make it easy for you to see and reach your knives. Our magnetic holders preserve the edges of your special knives while offering the warm look and feel of wood. Since each cook has a variety of favorite knives, our magnetic...

Molds for Glassblowing

We love working with local artists, including glassblowers. Tree on a Hill Workshop's CNC technology allows us to quickly model molds for glassblowers, and then fabricate those molds with high precision. If you're looking for a custom mold for your glassblowing...

Walnut Slab Dining Set

This dining table and bench set is built from a huge 6 inch slab of beautiful local walnut. The tabletop is book matched leaving 2 gorgeous live edges along the length of the 6 foot table. Maple inlays provide structure as well as looking nifty. The welded bench base...

Teak Ombre Dining Table

The table is beautiful!! We really love how it turned out. It's the perfect size and shape for our space, too.  I can't wait to get our chairs to complete the set and actually start using it. I'll make sure to send you a photo once we have the chairs as well....

Salvaged Wood Slab Stool

Recently, a local mom contacted Tree on a Hill Workshop with a very special order. A favorite ash tree had been cut down in the family's backyard, much to the dismay of her daughter. They had saved a cross-section (or cookie) from the tree and wanted to know if we...

Rocking Chaise

    This fun project was a collaboration with my friends at Crew Scenic for a Google Tech Hub install at Coco in downtown Minneapolis. The slats are scraps salvaged from a local cabinet shop. The stretchers are held in place with wedged tenons....

Han

That's right, a cherry wood Han Solo. Sorry Jabba, you got the short end of the stick when Boba Fett delivered him in carbonite because this scruffy-looking nerf herder looks so much nicer frozen this way. Now, if you're thinking to yourself – boy, that would look...

Oak Dining Table

This white oak table features a square spiral centerpiece carved into the surface. We used a great set of vintage paperclip chrome legs to support the whole thing. Cards slide for days on the hand rubbed wax finish. ...

AtFAB Remix – Queen Anne

Exploring Creative Commons design and the open source furniture community is a great way to develop new ideas. This remix is a collaboration with AtFAB and ShopBot. I used the AtFAB 5-30 Minute Chair design available for free on their site to create this design. It is...

Murphy Bed

Murphy beds are a great way to save space. Use them to add a spare bed in any room in the house or gain room anywhere by folding your mattress against the wall. Our murphy beds are built to order. We can match your decor or create a statement. Gas struts and heavy...

Train and Play Table

Our play table is perfect for trains, legos, puzzles, or whatever creative minds come up with. A generous 40 inch by 52 inch play surface is larger than your average train table. Hand built, this table is meant to last. Knock-down hardware makes this table easy to...

Light Switch Covers

We make these switch plates from birch plywood or solid walnut. We can make just about any shape you like. We can also make custom covers for multiple switch and outlet combinations. Sure, we can do a "Wyoming" for you but it won't be so exciting. You can find them...

Landscape Models and Art Commissions

This wall art was created using NASA topographic data. Yeah, pretty geeky. The alternating shades of the baltic birch plywood accentuate the craters and peaks. The whole thing is backlit with programmable LEDs. Contact us to order your own moon or work with us on a...

Cabin Signs

We love the lakes and cabin life almost as much as we like sharp tools and crisp lines. We make all kinds of custom signs for cabins, hunting lodges, ice houses, tree houses, campers, trailers, dog houses... This one was made from a downed tree on the owner's...

AtFab Table

AtFab designed "Cat In A Bag" table. CNC routed in maple plywood. We are big fans of AtFAB and would be happy to discuss helping you create any of their designs. [symple_column size="one-half"...

AtFab Chair

AtFab designed "Five to Thirty Minute Chair". CNC routed in maple plywood. We are big fans of AtFAB and would be happy to discuss helping you create any of their designs.

Business Signage

We love making signs for great businesses. These signs are just a few examples of the custom carving we've done for local businesses around the Twin Cities.  

Architectural Reproduction

We can help you restore and renovate with accurate architectural reproductions from simple trim pieces to complex carvings.

Basement Bannister

Another fun stairway project. This one was for a client's basement. We love the simple geometry and the way the light works to set it off. We'd love to help with your next project.

Sisyphus

Custom walnut frame for "Sisyphus III", a Bruce Shapiro installation at an Australian museum. See more of Bruce Shapiro's amazing motion control art at TAOMC.com and Sisyphus Industries.        ...

Master Suite Railing

We feel so fortunate to do custom projects like this, we live for it really. The end result couldn't have turned out better but what really made this project great was the collaboration we had with the client. They had just completely remodeled their upstairs and...

Branding Iron

Here's a branding iron we made for ourselves. Let us know if you need one. No livestock were harmed in the testing of this branding iron. ...

Wine or Beer Carrier

Having trouble carrying all those bombers home from the brewery? Need a couple of extra bottles of wine for that picnic? This carrier is made from high quality baltic birch plywood and features a hand-cut walnut pin to hold everything together. We can even engrave...

Tiki

Large projects like this tiki head provide unique challenges. We love that. Tikis and other large statues are done on commission. Contact us to talk about your big idea. [symple_column size="one-half"...

Frame

A custom walnut frame with gothic/mid-century lines. Sorry folks, the Pallbearer poster is sold separately.  ...

Cubes

Reclaimed school desks with pencil holders, carvings, and pen marks. Gum removed. Dovetailed joints. Used as entry seating and storage.

Yard Sale!

Let everyone in the neighborhood know you have the best crap for sale with a retro Yard Sale sign. Order yours at our Etsy shop. ...