Functional Art
that is 1 of 1

Creating uniquely hand-crafted wood goods

Welcome to
our wood shop!


We are a husband + wife duo who craft functional, quality wood art uniquely designed for cooking and entertaining. We create butcher-block cutting boards, featuring our signature "Cheese-Slicer Board". In addition to, our functional wood art includes tastefully designed cabinetry, statement pieces and custom tables. The mission of The Wilder Woodshop is to bring people together by providing the perfect platter to gather around, at a fair price.

The custom cabinetry side of our business caters to the Grand Marais, Hovland, Gunflint Trail, Lutsen, and Tofte areas. 

We were formerly named "Barrett's Boards" but after our son, Wilder, was born we rebranded in honor of him. We look forward to teaching him these fine skills as he grows and watch his own creativity expand! 

We currently do not have a storefront, but have the ability to ship all over the USA, you can pick-up at our shop in Grand Marais, Minnesota. 


We look forward to working with you!!

-Rebecca & Ian Barrett



Directly from our shop, just email us for a custom order!

Clearview General Store 

5323 W. Hwy 61. Lutsen, MN 

The North Country Gallery (Lutsen, MN) 


North Shore Winery & Cider House

202 Ski Hill Road. Lutsen, MN 

Joy and Company (Grand Marais, MN)

Makers Mercantile (Two Harbors, MN)

NEW! North House Folk School (Grand Marais, MN)


a "taste" of our work

What people are saying:

Rebecca and Ian were so easy to work with. We just provided the dimensions and gave them creative liberties. They came back with a beautiful cutting board at a great price. I can't wait to give them another project!

Milena S.

Amazing small business with excellent craftsmanship! We had a new custom made pull-out cutting board made by Wilder Woodshop and the whole process was great - the final product was even more amazing. Our new board is beautiful and nothing you'll ever find in a big box store - it looks like a piece of art. You can tell so much care and detail went into the crafting of our new board. Rebecca is so responsive and helpful. We told her a little about our kitchen and our taste and they ran with it for design and color choices. If you are looking to add a custom wood cutting board (or wood piece - they make cribbage boards and cheese boards too!) I highly recommend checking out the Wilder Woodshop. You will not be disappointed!!

Sarah F. 

Working with Ian and Rebecca was a treat from the first time I reached out to them with my idea for a custom cutting board. They help me design this masterpiece. They worked with me every step of the way and the result is perfect. They know their craft and I recommend them and look forward to using them again. We ended up with a 24x24 cutting board with a waterfall edge that works perfect on our 10ft island. Thanks again!

Norman L. 

we look forward to creating for you!


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