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Team Spotlight - Ricky Thaden

"It's nice to have a relationship with clients across the country. It's fun to work with them and find out what they're doing with their business." Ricky Thaden is Nestled Pines Woodworking's Wholesale Sales Associate. He joined the team in 2017 and currently attends Edgewood College, pursuing a degree in Business Management and Marketing with an emphasis in Sales. He's a self-described Proud Cat Dad, high-school Cross Country Skiing coach, and a rising entrepreneur.  Ricky has a multitude of hobbies and passions  -  eventually, he hopes to make a career out of them, using the knowledge he's learned from Edgewood, his alma-mater UW - Baraboo, and from Matt and Amie here at Nestled Pines Woodworking. Enamored with golf, skiing, paintballing, fishing,...

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Why We Think Hardwood Rocks (and Why You Should Too!)

At Nestled Pines Woodworking, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We make the conscious choice to only use hardwood for our products because we know that doing so is eco-friendly. We know that our wood comes from locations that are managed in a way that maintains the natural balance of the forest - instead of harvesting everything at once and decimating fragile ecosystems, our hardwood supplier (and almost all hardwood lumber producers across the US) take care not to damage the careful balance between the trees and plants within their forests. In fact, by removing large hardwood trees, sunlight is actually able to reach the forest floor and stimulate new growth! Deforestation definitely has a bad rap...

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Our Focus On Sustainability

Here at Nestled Pines Woodworking, we strive to make sure our entire process is centered around sustainability – that is, we want to make sure the same environment we know, love, and live off now exists for generations to come. Everything from the material we use to ship our products to the wood we use to make our one-of-a-kind wooden creations come from eco-friendly, North American sources.Let’s break that down – our wood comes from a local, US source right down the road from Nestled Pines Woodworking. In fact, we pick up the wood ourselves from their location, which gives us the opportunity to visit the team behind our hardwood. Why do we use hardwood? We grow it faster than...

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