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Dave the Wood Craftsman

The Excelsior Sawdust Co. was inspired from our experience of making our up-north cabin feel like a true refuge. We set out to finish and furnish a space that was meaningful to our family, where we could relax and enjoy the indoors as much as the beautiful Minnesota outdoors. DIY is our thing, and we love building and refurbishing pieces for the joy and satisfaction of making something ourselves. Comfort, function and beauty are our ideals.

When we came across a closed custom cabinet shop for sale, we knew it was our chance to build more unique furniture pieces, and share our ideas with others. Excelsior Sawdust Co. is located along a regional bike trail and across from a Lake Minnetonka channel – keeping us lake and vacation-inspired. 

Anchoring our team is Dave, a longtime craftsman with decades of custom cabinetry experience. He worked in the former cabinet business that was housed in this workshop. An expert in joinery, meticulous in detail, and a specialist in cabinetry, Dave is always ready to take on special projects.