Rookie’s Half Rounds

Loving these new channeled half rounds for Rookie's!  I can't wait to meet up with some girlfriends for a beer in these gorgeous red booths... Great place for a date too...

September 3rd, 2018|booth seating, Made in the USA, Upholstered Seating|

New equipment!

At Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures (and at R&L Woodcraft before that) we have always been dedicated to keeping up with the latest technology in and around our shop.  Over the last few months we've extended wifi to all areas of the shop and have implemented drastic new software, improving our communication throughout the [...]

June 1st, 2018|Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, shop equipment|

New booth project

A new customer of ours is collaborating with our designer for all of the seating in their restaurant.  We love a creative collaborative effort!  This fabric was initially chosen to be tufted for the booths.  On the prototype the pattern looked really cool tufted, changing the lines with the fabric folding, but the material had [...]

Minimalism and furniture

As with many Americans, I grow tired of clutter, things, and stuff, and I'm enamored with minimalism, though with my Amazon Prime account and 4 kids, I struggle to achieve it. I may not be living the minimalist lifestyle myself, but I can dabble in it at work.  We are in [...]

February 22nd, 2018|booth seating, Made in the USA, Upholstered Seating|

Christmas 2017 at Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures

On Saturday Randall and Cindy treated us, their employees, to a nice dinner and some fantastic entertainment, celebrating another great year of working together.  Having a look back, what a terrific year it's been!  We have doubled our customer base, doubled our workforce and built it into a stellar team, and we have really focused on building quality [...]

December 20th, 2017|employees, Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|

Santa visits Minnesota Millwork & Fixtures

Santa made his 2nd annual visit to Minnesota Millwork and Fixtures on Saturday to visit our employees' families.  Few if any warnings for behavior were issued; it appeared everyone who came made the nice list this year! Where else can one chat with the big man in a 42" glazed black tufted round [...]

December 11th, 2017|employees, Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|

What’s new in the shop…

Booths!  Our upholstery team is hard at it with some fantastic seating in the works.  They have turned out some beautiful pieces lately! These ladies (and gentlemen) are cranking out booths with efficiency and accuracy, and we are so proud [...]

Bar Building

We've been making beautiful (oops, not supposed to say that about your own work.  Well it's true.) back bars for years.  Just one example that we've made several variations of for the Olive Garden: We've been making bar tops for less time, that's true, however, one can't help but [...]

September 18th, 2017|backbar display, bars, Made in the USA, Restaurant Fixtures, woodworking|

New booth design!

We love designing custom pieces for our customers.  So when we had the opportunity to work with the design team for one of our favorite repeat customers on a new booth design we were thrilled to make them some prototypes. This is a new style of booth back for us with the fabric foldover.  Paired with [...]

July 24th, 2017|booth seating, Made in the USA, Restaurant Fixtures, Upholstered Seating|

It’s official!

One year ago, Randall Rivers purchased R&L Woodcraft from Randy and Lori Stangler.  It's been a great year!  Business is good, we're enjoying our work, we're growing and placing an emphasis on building our team. It's time for our rebrand. Effective July 1, 2017, R and L Woodcraft is changing our name to [...]

June 30th, 2017|Family Business, Lonsdale, Made in the USA, MN|