Sisters Anna Hagen and Nikki Hollerich run their own custom wood décor shop, Hagen and Oats, and sell their wares in a number of makers markets and shops around the Twin Cities, including Ridgedale Center’s Minnesota Strong.
The Newport-based workshop is in full swing with a team of part-time women and an ever-expanding repertoire of exclusively hand-cut designs. “As far as the creative process goes, we have our classic pieces like the cribbage board or the beer opener, but it really just evolves with the customer,” Hagen says.
Hagen and Oats also specializes in custom projects. (Think personalized and sentimental holiday gift ideas.) From creating memorabilia out of a family’s old kitchen table to memorializing a grandmother by capturing her hand-written grocery list in wood, Hagen says it’s pieces like these that she tends to love best.
For your custom moment captured in wood, fill out Hagen and Oats’ custom order form. After you approve the mockup, the turnaround time is about four weeks before the piece is ready for shipping or to be picked up in-store.