thelakenest

Handmade with love by a girl and helpers

Rio Verde, Arizona

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Announcement    Due to raising costs of materials and shipping I no longer offer free shipping. Volumes of orders dictate timeline estimates on production and no timeline is a guarantee. We are a small family hobby shop and value our customers greatly but need boundaries and to take care of our well being.

The lake nest is a small artisan shop. Beds/Tables/Headboards are handmade and artistically finished one at a time without any commercial equipment or finishing booths. Founded in part based off the desire to use reclaimed/recycled materials as much as possible and every order goes to recycling our resources and finding eco-friendly products so that our future generations will enjoy nature as we are able to today. Find thelakenest on fb/instagram/pinterest and follow/like to be included in the #giveaway tag #thelakenest @thelakenest in your photo for a yearly surprise drawing for a unique gift! I love seeing the furniture I handmade in their homes:)

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 1, 2021

Due to raising costs of materials and shipping I no longer offer free shipping. Volumes of orders dictate timeline estimates on production and no timeline is a guarantee. We are a small family hobby shop and value our customers greatly but need boundaries and to take care of our well being.

The lake nest is a small artisan shop. Beds/Tables/Headboards are handmade and artistically finished one at a time without any commercial equipment or finishing booths. Founded in part based off the desire to use reclaimed/recycled materials as much as possible and every order goes to recycling our resources and finding eco-friendly products so that our future generations will enjoy nature as we are able to today. Find thelakenest on fb/instagram/pinterest and follow/like to be included in the #giveaway tag #thelakenest @thelakenest in your photo for a yearly surprise drawing for a unique gift! I love seeing the furniture I handmade in their homes:)

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About thelakenest

Sales 963
On Etsy since 2012

I love being in my workshop, making something fabulous out of a slab of wood!

Short story-I've grown up with an intense curiosity of how things are made, and being of a stubborn DIY nature I taught myself to make many things over the years. I'm still in shock that I get to do what I love! That clip that gets recycled and posted all over the internet- when you buy local/small you pay for a child’s dance class- it IS so true. My first Job is a stay-at-home mother/educator so every order enables our family to do fun extra- curricular activities that are treasured. Thank You all!!

Rambling long story- A good friend moved into a beautiful new house and bought a gorgeous oversized sectional couch. From the moment I stood in the space and looked out from the kitchen I knew I had to make her a long skinny sofa table to complete the room. I go to bed dreaming about the construction of tables, couches, windows, doors...really, anything I "think" I can make. It took me a few years to make the table(quite a few distractions in between) but I made it! I think she loved it- or she's just a really good actress! Friends kept suggesting that I do it as a business, but with an already busy schedule homeschooling my children and finishing(I designed, built, and slowly, am finishing) our family home I didn't have the time. One day I stumbled upon Etsy! LOVE, Love, loved the concept! So I uploaded a few sketchy unprofessional pictures of the tables I'd made. It wasn't long before I was staying quite busy making tables and Headboards out of my garage. Nearly 10 years have gone by now, mind blowing! I didn’t really foresee any outcome from sharing my hobby but here we are, growing, creating, making, finishing, shipping, laughing, fighting(only on Tuesdays ;) etc. Such an adventure with the people I love the most- my family! We continue to LOVE what we do and the people we get to work with/for. We’ve gone from a 2 stall garage in MN to a large shop in the desert(AZ) and hope to have a retail space in the near future. Living the American dream! Thanks for all your support, past present and future! We enjoy working together as a family making art/ furniture to last generations!

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  • Jackie

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Self taught, stubborn, and passionate. 20+ years of trial and error-in my humble opinion, that is the best teacher. Raised by an intensely creative mother that wasn't able to explore her potential so I’m doing my best to ensure I don't waste mine

  • Tyler

    Creator, Shipper, Chief Of Operations

    Oldest son taking charge in all areas. There’s nothing this young man can’t do. He sees something that can be made better and sets about it.

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