We can build anything. And we do.

There's a laundry list of things we take pride in, but we can sum it up simply:  We can build anything; we build it well. In fact our capabilities for building exceed the ideas that one team of designers can dream up- and if only we had time to explore all the creative ideas that [...]

New products, new possibilities

I met last week with our Stinson rep to catch up on new products and patterns.  No one knows quality performance fabrics, vinyls, non-PVCs, and now silicone options more than Clayton.  As always, it was educational.  I've met with Clayton and other fabric reps enough to know how quality is measured on these fabrics, in double [...]

Finished Bowling Alley Interior

Bowlero is a new customer to us and we love the design details that we get to work on with them.  Design collaboration is an area that we strive for excellence in. The biggest design and production challenges were the bar and the AV Hub. [...]

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 [...]