Fine Furniture, Art & Sculpture

Nothing is of any value excepting that which you create for yourself, no joy is joy save as it is the joy of self expression.


Working with wood over the past 30 years has been an extraordinary experience.

About Me

John Hatlestad was born and raised in northern Minnesota. He started building as a child, creating toys and play spaces from objects found in the woods and around the lake that fronted his family’s cottage. After studying art and teaching briefly, Hatlestad began the process of teaching himself the art of furniture construction and design. He started with custom cabinetry, and his work has evolved into one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, functional sculpture, and decorative arts pieces.

Hatlestad’s original compositions reinvent the purpose and extend the legacy of natural and man-made found objects whose time of beauty and utility were thought to

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