MadeAtTheLake

Northern Minnesota Natural Art

485 Sales

MadeAtTheLake

Northern Minnesota Natural Art

485 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(173)

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John

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Note from shop owner I Will Be On Extended Vacation Mode For Awhile As I make A Move.
I Won't Be Doing Birch Work Any more.
Other Than Sell Off The Stock I have.
Regards,
John

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 3, 2017

I Will Be On Extended Vacation Mode For Awhile As I make A Move.
I Won't Be Doing Birch Work Any more.
Other Than Sell Off The Stock I have.
Regards,
John

John

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John

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(173)
Terri Greatens

Terri Greatens on Mar 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I needed a small table for a small spot and once again I sent the measurements to John and a beautiful knotty pine table was made within a few days-a tiny but exquisite piece of furniture

Mary Kobbe

Mary Kobbe on Mar 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

John's communication, attention to detail, and pictures of progress throughout the project were outstanding. He sent me photos and asked me specifically what I wanted through the entire process. He truly surpassed my expectations and I couldn't me happier with the beautiful work of art he made uniquely for me! John, thank you SO very much!!!!

Terri Greatens

Terri Greatens on Mar 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beyond expectation!! I do believe each piece I custom order is more beautiful that the last :) Thanks John!!

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About

Made At The Lake

“You have it made,” my friend always said since I lived on a lake. Hence the name, Made At The Lake. My father was a logger who went on to build a sawmill, so I’ve always been around wood. Many times I’ve made the things I needed, whether it be a lamp or a house.

I started by making custom picture frames while I lived in Texas. I learned about etsy.com and started making tea light holders out of birch. I took the frames a step further and started add ing a few birch branches and sticks. My beginning inspiration came when I was hauling branches from a dead birch tree to the brush pile. I saw a branch lying on the ground; it was a perfect fan shape. I said to myself, “I’m going to frame that in three panels” and the Birch Branch Triptych was born. Popularity has grown over the last 2-1/2 years to the point that I’ve been able to make Made At The Lake my main business.

A Birch Branch Triptych from Made At The Lake hangs above a fireplace. Submitted photo. A Birch Branch Triptych from Made At The Lake hangs above a fireplace. Submitted photo. Aside from the triptychs, I also make other items using birch. North woods-themed weddings using birch are very popular. Sometimes people are looking for something to cover a large wall and when they run across one of my pieces they are amazed. I am the only one making these and have copyright protection.

I harvest birch from trees that are dying. The trees die from the top down so as they rot and branches start to fall, it’s time to cut them down and harvest the wood and bark. I never harvest branches or bark from a healthy tree.

With my extensive woodworking skills, I offer precise corners with very little putty. The frames are stained to match a customer’s interior Decor. The branches are cut to fit precisely and to look as if they flow from one frame to the next. I also include hangers on the top and wall protectors on the bottom of each piece and include instructions for hanging.

Each of my pieces is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art and a certificate of authenticity is included. I work with a customer to give them a piece they will enjoy for many years.

By partnering the customer's creativity with my own, the options are endless and timeless. I love working with my customers from start to finish on a project. I believe in attention to detail, from the materials I harvest to the packing of the shipment. When I’m not in my shop, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog and love to fish.

Some say," It can't be done." I say, "I can do it, but it will take some doin'."
John Oman resides in Chisholm, MN. He can be contacted through his website, www.madeatthelake.com.
His handcrafted items can be viewed at www.etsy.com/ shop/madeatthelake.
A story published in the Home Town Focus Newspaper can be read at:
www.hometownfocus.us
Past Issues
March 14th. 2014 edition

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Last updated on May 8, 2014
Thanks for visiting.
I hope you find your experience at Made At The Lake pleasurable.
I am here to offer One Of A Kind Art Work.

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Made at the Lake accepts PayPal payments.
Paypal offers a 6 month payment plan.
I also accept credit cards which is handled through ETSY..
Since I ship very fast a cancellation would need to be done in a day or two
Shipping
>Upon payment, you order will ship within 1-3 days.
*Custom orders will be handled on an individual basis.
>Small orders are shipped priority mail.
*All orders come with a tracking # and notification when your item is shipped.
>If you want a signature confirmation please advise me.
*Insurance is included on orders over $100.
Refunds and Exchanges
Customer satisfaction is my top priority. Returns and/or refunds will be handled on an individual basis.
Please contact me with any concerns or order problems.
Large items are insured.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are warmly welcomed!

I can meet your demands to bring you a product for you to enjoy for many years.