In the rolling hills of the Driftless region of western Wisconsin, John Calabrese of Big River Woodworks creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces made from the area’s sustainably grown hardwood trees. Big River’s custom work includes tabletops, nightstands, coffee tables, and a convertible all-in-one sectional couch/dining banquet/queen bed (with storage).
Big River’s most popular items are its cutting boards in the shape of states, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or custom ordered in any one of the 50 states, and pizza peels. The boards, which make excellent housewarming or wedding gifts, are available at local retailers including I Like You and Linden Hills Co-op in Minneapolis, The Purple Tree in Hudson, Wisconsin, and online.
Visit bigriverwoodworks.com for more information.
By Mo Perry
Photo courtesy of Big River Woodworks