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.