Enger Grove is an online artisanal shop where customers can find handcrafted wood items.
We sell a wide variety of products: from small items like cutting boards and footstools to large furniture, such as coffee tables, butcher block islands and more. We specialize in timber frame buildings and a majority of our furniture also reflects the timber frame style.
Enger Grove is owned by John & Emily Enger, a husband-wife team living just outside Bemidji, MN. The woodworking is all hand-built by John, with sales & marketing run by Emily.
Enger Grove is named after our home – a cozy pine grove where we raise our two children and harvest the majority of lumber for our wood products.
John Enger took up woodworking at six years old — the age his father judged his hands strong enough to hold the rasp and block plane. The craft grew into decades of obsession.
Enger learned an appreciation for weight and permanence from the heavy hand-hewn timbers of his childhood home. Raised in lake country, he was also fascinated with boatbuilding, studying the craft at only 9 years old and completing his own nutshell pram at 15. His boatbuilding skills developed an eye of grace and symmetry.
With over 20 years of woodworking experience, his portfolio now includes timber frame buildings, boats, furniture, butcher block tables and more. His work is a combination of art and hard labor. His creations rise in clean lines, though often cut from trees by hand with an axe.