- About Me -


Hi! I’m Mike, I am the designer and creator of MQ Woodworking.  I live in Chicago, IL and started woodworking about seven years ago.  My only prior woodworking experience was when I was a kid, my grandpa would bring over some plywood, 2x4s, and nails for me to build ramps for my bike.   This definitely was not the safest thing I’ve done or made!   Fast forward quite a few years to when I wanted to build a few small wall signs for myself.  I only had a few basic tools, so I went out and bought a jigsaw, a sander, and some wood.    I built a few wall signs and eventually built a new computer desk for myself and some larger pieces of furniture.  With the new tools, skills, and knowledge, my friends and family started requesting me to build for them as well which eventually led to selling online on Etsy.  Six years worth of collecting new woodworking tools and and gaining a ton of knowledge,  I now have a full garage workshop where I continue to build new pieces. I enjoy designing and building a variety of styles and continue to learn new techniques and skills.



I created MQ Woodworking to bring my passion of woodworking to your home by providing high quality handmade furniture that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s a small cutting board or a large record cabinet, each piece is built with time and care and at an affordable price.  I’m excited to continue learning new skills and improving my craft.  Thanks for visiting my site and I look forward to creating your next order!

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