Monday, December 27, 2010


A large part of the business here at Eastvold Furniture is customizing our pieces. It is easy to keep these changes economical because we are a small operation. I am going to make an attempt at documenting these pieces better for the custom page. Here are two examples of customizations. One was a major change to the Classic Credenza that went to Manhattan and he has fondly named it the Wide Boy. The other was simply a size change to a Classic Dining Table that went to Houston, TX.

So if you have been thinking a change is needed for you to order a piece from Eastvold, it might not be as hard as you think.

Enjoy this mellow week between the holidays!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

New Website and additions in the New Year!

A quick review of the new and upcoming here at Eastvold.

-In case a few of you have not visited the website, it has been fully redone and is working well. I am working hard to get a much more extensive collection of pictures to better represent the designs and pieces for sale.

-Keep your eyes open for the release of the Elko Coffee Table (sneak peak above) and the Classic Side Table. Exciting and affordable new pieces!

-Bamboo is going to be a new featured material in the Classic and Elko lines.

-Also, new for 2011, Eastvold Furniture will be breaking into the venue of actual stores, these will be announced as the pieces are in place and ready for viewing, but for now here are some hints.......(look out SoHo, Miami and SF!)

Keep your eyes open as we head into 2011 and enjoy the holidays that are upon us all.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This is a project that I just finished up for a family that lives in a modern home above the Kasota Prairie. The boxes are made from reclaimed Douglas Fir panels that were supplied by Duluth Timber Co. Would love to do more projects like this! (hint, hint)

Have a good day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

West Coast Install

A couple weeks ago, Kai and I went to San Francisco to install a project that has been in the picture for almost two years. The project was a success and we were able to enjoy a little free time to explore. Here are a few photos of the install process. There will be more to come as I get them organized.

Have a good week.

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Looks

My goal for this fall is for Eastvold Furniture to offer the Classic and Elko Lines in two new wood species, other than walnut. Right now they are offered in Maple and White Oak but I am not convinced that those are the best additions. I am pretty much sold on bamboo but am still tossing around the third one. Maybe mahogany, but I still really lean towards white oak. Give me your opinions. I have some pictures of the Classic Dining Table in maple.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Down the Road

Our shop is in a little town called Dennison. It is outside the somewhat larger town of Northfield, which is a ways out of the much larger town of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Dennison is not at all different from the town of Hartland, MN, where I grew up. To get you familiar with the origin of Eastvold Furniture pieces, I am going to do random posts with random pictures of the area. I am posting these pictures not out of novelty, but out of nostalgia.

The first post is of a group of Hereford cattle that is about 1/4 mile down the gravel road. They seem like a content bunch.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Goodro Credenza

The Goodro Credenza with the Elko base has been crated up and is finally making its way to eastern Washinton where it will live with Tyler and his family. I have really enjoyed being a part of Plastolux and hope it has been mildly entertaining.


Here are some pictures of the new Elko line. These are the first two to be rolled out but watch for the Elko Coffee Table soon. I am also working to put together a selection of powder coat color choices for the base.

Elko Credenza

Elko Media Center

Have a good weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010


After these times in the shop I feel like I am cleaning up Pigpen from The Peanuts.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dennison, can't live with you, can't live without you.

I have been taking a bunch of pictures at the shop lately because of a blog I am involved with called Plastolux. I won't tell you about the project I am doing over there, you can check it out yourself.

Having the camera at the shop has allowed me to take random shots too. Down the road a few decades it will be fun to have some documentation of my time at the shop in Dennison (unless I am still there, then it won't be so fun;) Anyway, here are some random photos. Have a good weekend!

If you are not paying attention, expect to have something bad happen.

The personal touch at Industrial Lumber.

Ahh, the good old days.

Ben has been known to reprimand someone for throwing away a piece of Fir 1/1000 the size of this piece.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crates, can they be cool?

I have been working through finding a crating process that is inexpensive, efficient, and extremely durable. My goal was also to make them look good for the short time that they might be seen by someone who cares about daily design.

Here is what I have come up with. So far they meet all of the above criteria, in my opinion. What do you think?

This one went from the pastures of Dennison to the heat of Miami, FL without incident.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

5th Street West

Joram and I used to say that there would come a day when we would joke about our cramped old shop in downtown Northfield and tell stories about it as if it were only legend. As we are feeling cramped in our nice, spacious shop, it is hard to imagine how we managed to push project after project out the door and many of them are to this day, are biggest and best projects. Here is one photo that I could find, of a project waiting to go out for install.

We miss you and your easy walk to great coffee shops and lunches!