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Welcome to my shop. I'm Jim Milkowski and sole proprietor of Wolf Lake Creations. I've always been fascinated with nature and love to make things out of wood in it's natural form. My goal is to make functional and decorative pieces by exposing or enhancing rather than altering the pristine beauty of wood.

My picture/mirror frames, pencil holders, and wood jewelry are all handcrafted and one of a kind.

I work almost exclusively with "green" wood. Wind storms provide a great opportunity for me to stock up on raw materials as long as I can rescue the branches before the chipper arrives. A builder friend in Wisconsin saves trees and branches for me when he clears a lot for a new home.

I do step "outside the box" on occasion and create a piece from scraps of dimensional lumber. One example of this…

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  • Male
  • Born on January 20
  • Joined January 28, 2011

Favorite materials

Wood, twigs, branches, dried grasses, pressed flowers, birch bark

About

Welcome to my shop. I'm Jim Milkowski and sole proprietor of Wolf Lake Creations. I've always been fascinated with nature and love to make things out of wood in it's natural form. My goal is to make functional and decorative pieces by exposing or enhancing rather than altering the pristine beauty of wood.

My picture/mirror frames, pencil holders, and wood jewelry are all handcrafted and one of a kind.

I work almost exclusively with "green" wood. Wind storms provide a great opportunity for me to stock up on raw materials as long as I can rescue the branches before the chipper arrives. A builder friend in Wisconsin saves trees and branches for me when he clears a lot for a new home.

I do step "outside the box" on occasion and create a piece from scraps of dimensional lumber. One example of this would be one of my mosaic mirrors.

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