My Designs and Finds
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Welcome to My Designs and Finds

Woodworker specializing in custom new and reclaimed wood design


Wood Working

We are an experienced wood working shop making a variety of personalized wood decor.  We can make everything from family sign to that prized farmhouse table you have been wishing for.  Our goal is to educate you about us and our designs. We will link you to the tools, materials and methods we use for our projects.   Hopefully you can learn how we make things and use that information for yourself or to our store where you can purchase items as well.

Please take a few moments and browse through some of the project that we have made for long lasting family memories.


Have a custom project?

If you have an idea for a project please contact us

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The sign looks great! You have helped a 60 year old man re-live his glory days!
— Patti Sterle
I placed a custom order to add an extra N to the man cave sign. It turned out beautiful! I expected it to look great but seeing it in person, it beat my expectations. The price is so fair. I received the sign very shortly after ordering it. Grey was also super quick to communicate with me as well. I would highly recommend anyone to order!!
— cassie
I asked for this to be done as the state of Rhode Island - it was done great. Perfect gift for a guy. I had several questions and they were all answered immediately. Also, he included a gift message which was much appreciated. It was shipped in a timely manner. 100% would recommend!
— Kelsey W



Hello and welcome to My Designs and Finds. We run a small woodworking shop located in Northern Illinois. We love to use reclaimed wood and other items in our designs. We are always at flea markets and antique stores looking for that next item we can up-cycle into a project. Luckily we live in an area where there is an abundance of reclaimed barn boards, estate sales and antique malls! 




This dog toy crate exceeded our expectations. The craftsmanship is outstanding and looks great in our mountain home. Our puppy loves grabbing her toys out for play. Communication with the store was fantastic and deliver was swift, even during the holiday season!!
— Jana J