Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio
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Thanks to Mr. Smith, my high school shop teacher, I developed an interest in woodworking.

I launched my shop with just a few crude tools and a desire to create.

After marrying my wife Kim in 1986, we were blessed with our first son in 1990. That same year, we received an order to build custom displays for a grocery chain. Another son followed. 

It was only when our youngest son left for college to play baseball six years ago that I finally had the time to experiment with chainsaw carving and building rustic furniture.

Word of mouth led us to grow the business. Once we custom-made a few pieces, we slowly purchased the commercial tools needed to build custom displays and cabinets.

Learning to leave the flaws and knots in the wood was an adjustment for me. And it took some time to convert from clean lines and precise measurements. Subsequently, I created several pieces that were only fit for firewood. So, I asked fellow artists for advice.

Thereafter, I began to incorporate my characteristic carvings into furniture. My oldest son joined me and we started participating in shows. Our log candles, log shelves and other home décor produced plenty of interest and positive feedback.

Kim took up carving pumpkins when I purchased a small chainsaw for her. Three years ago, we decided to take part in outdoor art and craft festivals.

At Mann Made Outdoors, we truly enjoy the art of building, carving, and creating one-of-a-kind items. We’re always thinking about new items. Check out our benches, tables, beds, lamps, unique wall décor, log candles, cabinets, picture frames, and more.

And now for a family update: Our two sons are grown and married. The oldest son and his wife have given us an energetic three-year-old granddaughter and adorable 1-year-old twin granddaughters. Our youngest son and his wife will bless us with another grandchild before the end of the year.

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Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio

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