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The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild is a group of professional and amateur woodworkers bound together by three goals: (1) to advocate high standards in our craft; (2) to meet new friends and discuss woodworking; (3) to educate ourselves and the public about woodworking. The Guild hosts monthly educational meetings, sponsors the annual “Northern Woods” show, an exhibition of fine woodworking, and hosts the annual Fall Seminar, an educational weekend with a nationally recognized professional. We welcome membership by all persons interested in woodworking, regardless of what they build, their level of skill, style of work, or their profession. Our goal is to encourage the highest standards in woodworking, while allowing each of our members to grow at their own pace, regardless of their level of skill of accomplishment.

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Northern Woods Exhibition - Free Exhibition of Fine Woodworking

Eden Prairie Center

NOTICE: The Northern Woods Exhibition has been re-scheduled to October 7th - October 10th. Given the current progress on covid vaccinations, we are confident that the show will be held on these dates!

Eden Prairie, MN: The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild is proud to announce the 37th year of our Northern Woods Exhibition at Eden Prairie Center. The show is open continuously during mall hours from 10:00am on Thursday, October 22nd until the mall closes at 6:00 on Sunday, October 25th.

The show is a must see for anyone interested in fine handcrafted furniture, accessories, and wooden art pieces.

The Northern Woods Exhibition is an annual woodworking show and competition sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers’ Guild. Our show is one of the nation's premier fine woodworking exhibitions.

Each year the show includes a variety of hand crafted art pieces - wood turnings, carvings, sculpture, and of course, furniture. Rich, beautiful, heirloom quality furniture.

The show is free to the public and provides people from the community an opportunity to view the very best in high quality woodworking design and construction.

The show also provides regional woodworkers of all ages and skill levels a venue to display and discuss their craft. And, it offers an opportunity for them to receive recognition and encouragement for their work. To that end, we distribute over $4000 in prizes in 14 different award categories.

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Forest Product Supply Tour

Forest Products Supply, Inc

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