Founded in 1986 by Mike Mikutowski and his wife Liz, Mikutowski Woodworking is the definition of “small but mighty.” Many are shocked to learn that the fine woodworking shop, located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and specializing in high-quality jewelry boxes, employs only about five people to take raw lumber through the largely hands-on production process. Another four employees bring the finished product through the invoicing, packing, and shipping stages; these individuals are also responsible for cultivating and maintaining customer relationships. Despite the small workforce, Mikutowski Woodworking manages to produce close to 40 different products and sells to high-end galleries from coast to coast.
Artist Mike Mitkutauski passion is to create a design in which natural luster and rich grain can be blended to create beautiful creations. Each piece is hand polished and finished with clear catalyzed lacquer and can be maintained with general furniture polish. Avoid direct sunlight as well as excess heat and humidity to maintain good condition.