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Northern Sun Woodworks has been in business since 1967, and in its present location along the south shore of Lake Superior since 1985. The shop is devoted to custom architectural woodwork: staircases, interior doors, select cabinetry, and architectural component products. We are a family company and do all our own work, starting with the rough lumber and taking it down to the finishing operation as well as installation. We are a small company doing a limited amount of work focusing on quality and not quantity.
     

Most stair companies build stairs using generic parts hence, with few exceptions, everyone’s stairs look basically the same. We on the other hand fabricate all our own parts, treads, risers, stringers, and handrails including all the complicated rail turnouts. Our stairs are truly one of a kind, we custom tailor every project to the customers likes insuring the client their staircase is an original built just for them.

We prefabricate the entire staircase in our shop, number the pieces, disassemble, stain and clear coat the entire project with state of the art catalyzed finishes. We deliver and install all the required parts including trim, when we leave the project it is truly finished, no need to locate a painter or carpenter to tie up loose ends. Most companies avoid this method because it simply calls for more precision and organizational skills.

Our prices are also very competitive. We routinely bid against the major stair companies and have never lost a bid on cost. We also travel and have installed our products in several states.

In addition to the above we also offer stair treads and other components using North American Exotic woods, Birdseye Maple, Tiger Maple, Curly Birch and Curly Oak. These options are available at a minimal up charge since we are able to purchase the lumber mill direct and eliminate the middleman. If you are not familiar with these species we will be happy to show you samples.

Over the years we have developed unique methods and styles that set our products a notch above the competition, our work has been featured in four national magazines including one cover.

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Northern Sun Woodworks · N7475 Miners Castle Rd. · Munising Mi. 49862
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