thelakenest

Reclaimed & REmade

Minnetonka, Minnesota · 552 Sales

thelakenest

Reclaimed & REmade

Minnetonka, Minnesota 552 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(84)

Shop owner

Jackie

Contact

Announcement   Thelakenest was 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 Feb 8, 2017

Thelakenest was 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:)

Jackie

Contact shop owner

Jackie

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(84)
Belle

Belle on Mar 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication! The custom headboard came out just the way I wanted. Thank you Jackie! Fast shipping and great packaging.

Ginny Lu Wood

Ginny Lu Wood on Mar 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We are in love with the new headboards! I got matching pillows, too. Cannot for wait for the kids to come and visit. It is all so gleeful. They arrived in great shape and quite quickly. I will be back.

View all 84 reviews

Updates

Dreaming of the ocean as this beauty ships off

Tagged in this photo

The Seaside hall/sofa console, buffet table
$440.00
Multi toned Greige wax finish

Tagged in this photo

Rustic brown

Tagged in this photo

View all 62 updates

About

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 little kids 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. 3 years have gone by and I continue to LOVE what I do, and most of the people I get to work with/for. I've built myself a larger shop and can now park cars in my Garage again!! Especially nice in the winter!! I'm constantly trying to make more time to create new items, as that is what I get REALLY excited about.

Note to future customer- so long as you value that your piece of furniture is custom made out of my home workshop and not out of a third world factory assembly line, and respect my part time position I am positive we can have a mutually excellent experience. Thank You for your consideration!!

Tweet

Shop members

  • Jackie

    Owner, Designer, Builder

    Self taught, stubborn, and passionate. 17 years of trial and error-in my humble opinion, that is the best teacher. I had an intensely creative mother that wasn't able to explore her potential and I'm doing my best to ensure I don't waste mine

  • Tyler

    Assistant, Creator

    My oldest joining in creating/building headboards and sourcing out/picking up reclaimed materials. Soon to be welding metal details for our designs pending shop space & an electrician.

Shop policies