Tim Blanski of the Granary Woodshops has been working with Rustic Furniture and natural crafts for over 12 years. In 2001, Tim left a
corporate technology career to move from St. Paul, MN to a small rural farm in Minnesota where he can focus full time on the "elegant
rustic arts" and custom furniture making.
Tim is a professional artisan and woodworker who enjoys combining elements from nature with antique, recycled, or
reclaimed wood from America's rural heritage to create elegant furniture with an individual story. Each and every piece
is one of a kind and hand crafted. Tim uses only recycled wood, of which the majority is over 100 years old.
All of the natural twigs, sticks, pinecones, bark, or other elements are collected from his own farm woodland or from
travels across the country.
Tim also draws on the classic Adirondack birch bark design of the Great Camps of upstate New
York around the turn of the 20th century. He has traveled to New York and studied the craft of the local Adirondack
artisans, as well as the early and modern artists and furniture makers of the Great Camp period and style.
The designs of the Granary WoodShops are meant to be decorative as well as functional. Pieces from the Granary Woodshops
reside in fine homes as well as log cabins from Connecticut to Florida, and from California to Iowa.