Growing up as the son of a shop teacher and a home economics teacher sparked Greg Flanagan’s curiosity for building and making things by hand. Tree On A Hill Workshop, Flanagan’s custom design and fabrication shop, specializes in woodworking and digital fabrication. Located in beautiful Northeast Minneapolis, Tree On A Hill Workshop provides contract cutting, artist services, commissioned work, original pieces, and design/build partnerships. Our goal is to bring unique ideas to reality using the latest technology and time tested techniques.



We love custom projects. Have a project in mind that we can help with or an idea you need designed and realized? Send us a note.


Meet Greg Flanagan, a passionate lifelong creator. With skills spanning from design and building to engineering and installation, Greg’s expertise covers a wide range of areas. Whether it’s crafting exquisite woodwork or fabricating intricate machine parts, Greg has done it all. He’s not only a maker; he’s also served as a consultant and Director of Operations for a public workshop and makerspace, where he spearheaded initiatives in small-scale and personalized fabrication. Most recently, he brought his talents to a kinetic art company, where he led the shop and conducted creative research and development.

With a wealth of experience in both traditional and CNC machinery, Greg isn’t just skilled with his hands; he’s also a technology geek. He’s designed and constructed systems to streamline everything from membership management to tool tracking, class scheduling, storage contracts, automated email marketing, and social media outreach.

Beyond that, Greg’s passion extends to teaching — he’s developed engaging curriculum and led classes covering everything from classic techniques to cutting-edge 2D and 3D fabrication and digital design. With over three decades of tinkering and making under his belt, Greg’s expertise shines through in every project he tackles.