Founded in 1986, Mikutowski Woodworking is the definition of “small but mighty”. They specialize in handmade, high quality wooden jewelry boxes and are located in North Eastern Wisconsin/Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Many are shocked to learn the fine woodworking shop employs only five people to take raw lumber through the hands-on production process. Another two employees bring the finished product through the invoicing, packing, and shipping stages as well as provide excellent customer service. Despite the small workforce, Mikutowski Woodworking manages to produce about 20 different products and sells to art galleries, boutiques and novelty stores from coast to coast.
In pursuit of a superior product, handmade jigs, custom pieces and even equipment are all designed by the woodworkers. The woodworking techniques may be described as “old-school”, but it only adds to the character of the line. Each jewelry box is still expertly hand sanded to a smooth buttery finish. In addition, all products are finely detailed by hand. Furthermore, stain is never used in the manufacturing process. The wood’s natural grain is the star and it should shine through in the final product. Only a clear lacquer is applied to the pieces in order to give a beautiful luster and protection. Aside from the laser engraving machine, no computerized equipment is utilized. Each Mikutowski Woodworking piece is certainly deserving of its “handcrafted” designation!