Woodland Creek started with an idea to make unique rustic furniture from exotic woods. During the summer of 1997 Robert Evina, Woodland Creek’s founder, traveled extensively through remote villages in Russia, Ukrainia, Romania, and Hungary. During his travels he came across beautiful exotic woods. Having watched his uncles in Alaska craft log homes and rustic furniture, he knew the exotic woods would make some very interesting rustic furniture.
It is Woodland Creek’s goal to offer the highest quality, most unique rustic furniture in the country with superior customer service. Woodland Creek Furniture offers an artisan approach to furniture making. With the rise of globalization, most local furniture manufacturing jobs in the past 50 years were sent overseas for the nearly non-existent environmental laws and inexpensive labor. Robert Evina, President of Woodland Creek Furniture, has been quietly working to bring some of those jobs back home. Evina is part of a burgeoning micro-manufacturing movement taking root in this country. New tools and technologies enabled him to not only support his philosophy of sustainability and the use of environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques, but they also ensured the creation of jobs in the state of Michigan.
Every piece manufactured by Woodland Creek Furniture is beautifully crafted from reclaimed woods or responsibly harvested materials. More than 50 percent of their products are made in the U.S., and they’re proudly committed to manufacturing more than 30 percent in their Michigan workshop. Pieces purchased from the Michigan workshop will include a certificate identifying the builder and shop manager.