Thank you for wanting to learn more about our passion for offering woodcarving, furniture and wood turned items. We are grateful that you stopped by to learn about Skanderna Wood Works. Our shop is in the basement of my home in Devils Lake, ND.
This website is a celebration of our desire to offer beautiful and culturally inspired artistic creations in wood that reflect Northern European ancestry. We wish to offer pieces like those displayed in our home.
Jim's family has woodworking in its blood, and he has been crafting quality furniture for several decades. His handmade furniture and carvings are treasured in the homes of family, church members, colleagues, and clients.
From 2007 to 2014, Jim received training by Mike Dunbar and others in the art of making Windsor chairs.
Jim is a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (www.sapfm.org).
Historic Fort Wayne, Indiana
Barb and Jim have participated as costumed re-enactors at the General Herkimer Home in Little Falls, NY, the Historic Fort Wayne Site in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and at the war of 1812 era site at the Fort Meigs Historical Site in Perrysburg, OH. Since moving to ND, Jim has demonstrated priitive woordworking at several sites in the Eastern part of ND. Wherever we live, we enjoy demonstrating primitive woodworking techniques and Barb has demonstrated Scherenschnitte, a German art form whereby detailed profiles are hand cut from paper and then framed.
Jim's full time work is to serve as an ELCA Lutheran pastor at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake, ND.
Northwestern Ohio Woodworkers Guild
Jim is a member of tle Lake Region Woodcarvers Club in Devils Lake, ND.