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Magnum Lignum

Nestled in the heart of Northern Michigan, Magnum Lignum is the home of Marty Lagina's extensive woodshop, where we create unique home furnishings from selectively harvested native Michigan hardwoods.


Treasures to be Found...

The History of Our Woodworking Company

Magnum Lignum was created by a quiet, wood-loving man who prefers to keep a low profile – let’s call him Mr. L. A self-described wood nerd, Mr. L. has a number of business interests, and he operates them all using environmentally sound decision-making processes. This extends to the tree harvesting policy that we use at Magnum Lignum.

As an established woodworking company, we’re here to offer specialized services that allow you to take your home décor goals to the next level. Don’t hesitate to contact our hand-selected technicians to discuss your design ideas. We offer obligation-free consultations and always look forward to learning more about your desired projects.

Fine Woodworking Using Only Responsibly Sourced Lumber

All of the wood that we use in our shop comes from trees that have been selectively harvested. We apply a 3D approach to our harvest: dead, dying, and down. For instance, in the early 2000s, the emerald ash borer arrived in our forests. Since that time, the ash borers have decimated the standing ash trees. Many of these trees have fallen, and many are still standing. Mr. L. walks his properties and selects ash trees for harvest before they begin to rot. A similar situation has occurred with beech trees.

Once the trees have been felled (or found already on the ground) our crew cuts them into workable lengths – typically 12-16’. The logs are then separated for use as slabs or disks. With a sawmill capacity of up to 66” wide, we can turn almost any log into lumber - and that is exactly what we do! Once the logs have been cut into slabs or disks, they are carefully book-matched, stacked and stickered, and placed in one of our barns to begin the drying process.


To be sure, we not only use the trunks of the trees for our lumber, but we use the branches to create live-edge shelves, charcuterie boards, and other items. We currently have a small kiln and are expanding our drying capacity with the addition of a couple of solar kilns.


Woodworking Services Tailored to Your Preferences

Bring the luxury of the forest into your home with a live edge piece you can be sure has been crafted with great care. Perhaps you’re looking for a different type of furniture that stands apart from anything you can purchase at our local stores. Whatever the case, our woodworking services are tailored to your preferences precisely.

We spend the time needed to fully understand your goals and how the piece will play its part in perfecting a space in your home. From there, we carefully match you with the wood colors and species you desire and then get to work creating a design that matches your high expectations.

As soon as you have approved the design, we scrupulously work the wood into the shapes and sizes needed to fulfill your goals. It’s a real labor of love, and we are proud to be a part of the journey each finished product we create takes.

Some of our most popular wooden home-furnishing styles have included:

  • Wooden benches

  • Wood desks

  • Wooden fireplace mantles

  • Custom wooden tables

  • Unique commercial décor

  • Maple wall pieces

  • Wooden headboards

  • Custom wooden décor for churches

  • Walnut cube centerpieces

  • And much more!

Our skilled team is always looking forward to hearing new design ideas, and we are excited to bring a wealth of professional skills to the table. A risk-free consultation would allow us to understand the scope of your request in greater depth. Book yours today to explore a large selection of the finest local woods.

Design Woodworks That Are One of a Kind

Is your intention to make your home stand out from the rest with gorgeous wooden furniture or home decorations? Perhaps you’d like to create an office atmosphere that leaves your clients in awe of the natural beauty of your selections. Maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift.

Whatever the case may be, we’re confident in our ability to help you design woodworks that are one of a kind and perfectly suited to the space you intend to place them. Simply sit down with us to explain your ideas, and we will take it from there.

Experienced Woodworkers Dedicated to High-Quality Craftsmanship

Our team of experienced woodworkers is devoted to outstanding craftmanship and unbeatable attention to detail. Each piece of wood we select is recovered from the forest using sustainable harvesting techniques that will ensure the protection and longevity of the rest of the trees, preserving the beauty of nature for future generations.

We understand the steps it takes to process lumber from its raw material form into a masterpiece that adds beauty and value to your household or commercial space for many years to come. Take the next step and book a consultation to go over the specifics of your design idea in more detail.

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