Our Story

Mitercraft wood shop

Living an Inspired Life

We’re Ron and Julie Flint. In 1991 we moved to Guemes Island after retiring from our careers in the media world. Ron’s fond memories of growing up on Guemes beckoned us back to enjoy a simpler life. With a desire to work while connecting with nature, Guemes has offered the opportunity to actively participate in our lives and create products we are proud to share. We employ a small staff of island residents who are like family, some who’ve been with us since the beginning.

Wooden Products Honoring Nature

The great Pacific Northwest provides an incredibly inspiring home base for Mitercraft. The ebb and flow of the tide, the majestic eagles that soar above the workshop, the white capped Cascade mountains, and the mysterious waters of the Salish Sea surround and influence everything happening here. We work hard at what we do, creating heirloom-quality products inspired by our environment. And most every day, we enjoy the natural world around us. We hike and bike trails surrounding our property. We boat out to neighboring islands. We pull pots of Dungeness crab and enjoy them on the beach with friends. This life is what motivates us to create products with stories breathed into each design. 

Handmade Products from our Woodshop

We’re excited about the resurgence of makers, artisans, and old world craftsmanship. Our woodshop on Guemes Island bustles with activity. We use a host of machines, namely: a band saw, rip saw, table saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, wide belt and palm sanders, CNC and other routers. We have a climate-controlled area where we keep our wood, protecting its quality and lifespan. In our design department we use CO2 laser engravers and a UV Ink flatbed printer producing high quality imagery. Technology certainly helps enhance our products, but there is no substitute for good, old-fashioned woodworking that produces heirloom quality products. It’s worth noting, we hand-tassel, hand-pack and ship each product that leaves our workshop. It’s like a gift we’re excited to send you. 

Protecting Forests by Sustainably Sourcing

All Mitercraft products are made from wood from sustainably managed or certified forests. Our love for the natural world compels us to be respectful and responsible in our practices, always giving back when we can. We’re proud to say we are handmade in the USA.

Here are a few videos that show our shop and a little behind the scenes production.