I love old inns with decades of pine and cedar aromas, funky log furniture and vintage scrapbooks and memorabilia to pore through. Northwoods lodges were often built as fishing camps and family retreats where affluent families came by train to spend weeks taking in crisp air, woods and water.
There’s an experienced fishing guide on staff, too, to help guests find where the fish are biting. Robert pointed out if you listen closely you can almost hear the fishing stories being told in front of the fireplace. If the walls could talk, they might also tell intriguing tales of the inn’s beginnings. Inside, you can see the use of chinking — the art of fitting wood pieces between logs by hand.
Monstrous tamarack and cedar beams used to create the retreat still give it a feeling of rustic splendor. In 1937, construction began on the buildings that made up the lodge. Over the years the grounds included a dance floor, bowling alley, ski jump, ski hill and airport. Memorabilia at the lodge says it also had nightly entertainment and gambling. In addition to how and why it was built, where it was constructed adds interest to the story. Today, guests are drawn to the nostalgia of the lodge as a place to unwind from daily life.
The strobe-like glare is similar to a lighthouse beam guiding ships in the distance. But those who want to believe in folklore and legends won’t have it any other way. The lake is 75 feet away with a gradual slope leading to the shoreline. Enjoy hot summer nights in the large vaulted ceiling screen porch. The home is tastefully decorated with paintings, log furniture and wildlife mounts. The updated open concept kitchen/dining area has lots of room to spread out and prepare meals for your family. Enjoy beautiful views of the lake from the large, handmade aspen bar-height gathering table. There are 2 bedrooms on the second level. One bedroom has a queen, the other has a handmade hickory bunk bed with a queen down and a twin up. This bedroom also has a hickory wood twin bed. The basement has lookout windows and a bunk room with 4 twin beds with custom water ski head boards. The main floor has a full bath and a 1/2 bath. There is a refrigerator and a nice view of the lake. There are two separate docks available for your boats. The lakefront is over 360 feet of mostly sand and gravel shoreline. Catch fish right off the dock or launch your boat just down the road. People come to the north woods to experience our natural beauty and to escape. So we created a showroom to help you envision exactly how to transform your own space. We’ll combine your taste and style with our experience and know-how to give you a touch of originality throughout your home. We’ve assembled an interesting assortment of antiques in a variety of finishes that are sure to complete your vision.
We offer the option of unfinished, finished and stained. Our custom built furniture line includes gun cabinets, computer desks, china hutches, entertainment centers and bars – all built to your specifications. All log furniture is scribed to fit like a custom log home. All of the drawers on our furniture feature our half log fronts with hidden drawer pulls.
Moose and Musky Retreat
Each piece custom-made to your specifications. Let us guide you on a journey toward creating a retreat that will last a lifetime. After a few times we figured we might as well just get something made to order, so we could get the details right on something we planned to keep in our house for a long time.
I had reached out to a few companies that made live edge furniture, but either got no response or was told that inventory was tight/unavailable. The combination of beautiful source material and excellent craftsmanship produced an item that we plan to display in our house for a long time. My husband was skeptical about paying extra for a customized live edge wood table however we visited their workshop and he was swayed. They told me it would take up to three weeks to get the job done, but called me back 4 days later saying it was ready. When they delivered it and set it up, the people were great. There was a minor finish issue on the top of the table surface that got missed, so they came back out and made it perfect the next week. Awesome quality, awesome customer service. and every day I come home and see my table it puts a smile on my face.
We knew the minute visiting the showroom that they did exceptional craftsmanship. The attention to detail and the styles on the floor showed they can do almost anything to match your personal taste. Alternatively they have a huge selection of raw wood slabs of different kinds that you can take home raw, or have commissioned into a finished piece. Moreover the owner and workers here are super friendly and accommodating, and will offer to customize / go out of their way to help you.
I absolutely appreciate the effort 15 months pass.
I don't do much reviews but people have know how good this people are.
We do a lot of entertaining and love dinner parties where it's like being in a restaurant chef's kitchen - your guests sit around the kitchen as several courses are being whipped up in real time. They work quick, and their pricing is not budget breaking!
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Our great room is amazing thanks to them!
Limitless, and they'll even help you with your wild ideas. The delivery was superb, and tables look even better in our space. Based on how our last table looked, you'd think our two kids just spend their days scraping the tops with forks and crayons, so we wanted something that could take a beating.
We asked what the deposit was, and she explained that we would only pay once the table was complete and we loved it. They delivered it to our home and assembled it, free of charge. A few wood walls and a reception desk in a chiro office!
As soon as we walked in realized they would be able to produce what we were looking for. Ilya was extremely helpful and patient, and after hearing what we wanted (including a piece of wood that would be a bit broader on one side to deal with a notch in our wall) brought out a piece of walnut lumber and gave us an idea of what the end product would look like. Absolutely in love with our new live edge redwood dining table and bench!
Ilya for half an hour describing what we wanted, he was most helpful in discussing material, price, and importantly the leg options.
They had two pieces of the redwood slab in the 6' size we wanted for us to chose. Fyi his wood is also sourced within 100 miles of the area - from fallen trees to reclaimed wood aka sustainable. There was some cracks: a major one was stabilized with a bow tie inlay, and smaller ones filled with black resin to match our legs. The bench had one secured with a bolt and glue, but not filled to retain the natural look. Highly recommended for their service and quality. Natalia transformed my theme (idea) into a one of a kind piece of art.
I come home and see my table it puts a smile on my face. Natalia throughout the ordering and delivering process.
We had a custom mantle made for our fireplace and they installed it today. He was one of the only wood vendors that called me back and actually responded. It is too beautiful to have outdoors and to eat on!
This hybrid furniture shop and woodworking complex is incredible. The pieces that the crew produces are beautiful and ready to take from the showroom at very reasonable prices. Amazing craftsmanship and exactly what we were looking for. It is really fun (and a little dangerous) to visit their work space too because you can see all of the work in progress and get great ideas on what else they can do. At this point most table start to look alike. The theme of my house was ultra modern but we needed something to keep it warm and grounded.
I absolutely appreciate the effort15 months pass. Because the table was beside a floor to ceiling window.
And we didn't have drapes at the time the table had warped a bit. Reclaimed wood spiral stair treads viewed from above.
I was looking for a rustic look but made with real wood.
I was immediately impressed and filled out the online contact form.
I had my table in my condo in less than 2 weeks. All these pieces are top quality made from real wood and each piece is unique. Definitely stop by there showroom if you have the chance. It's always a bit difficult to imagine what the table will actually look once everything comes together, but we picked it up and looked great. Luckily, the legs we wanted were cheaper than the ones we ended up ordering, but we figured we would have to pay for the swap anyway. Their craftsmanship and customer service are second to none. Ended up tediously removing the epoxy clear and revarnishing. Statuswood's tables are real sturdy and reclaimed wood, vet versatile!
I don't recommend it, takes away the integrity beauty of natural wood.
We had just remodeled our kitchen, and wanted a new dining table that would bring together the dark brown furniture of our living room and the cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen.
I wouldn't go anywhere else but to these guys. Really great communication throughout the whole process and an amazing kitchen table for our family!
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