Join us THIS SATURDAY, 12-14 for our Final Market of the year. The Block at Northway!

West Mifflin, PA 15122, US



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   Paul and Laura Fruehan started Wood-N-You Like It Custom Woodworking over 25 years ago when they were asked if they could duplicate a child’s stool for a friend. Paul started woodworking at an early age in the family workshop that was originally equipped with tools that belonged to his grandfather, Peter Fruehan. Peter was a pattern maker by trade and worked many years for the Lackawanna Rail Road making wooden patterns of parts for steam locomotives. Several of Peters' original hand tools are still used today in our workshop. Laura is our resident artist. She has always had an interest in art and painting, and has taken numerous art classes. Paul constructs all our items, and Laura completes a substantial amount of the finishing.

Our business today focuses on two areas. First, we build commission pieces that range from case goods to home furnishings. In addition to our custom orders, we are always finding ways to use recycled and cut off pieces of wood. A large amount of wood destined for the fireplace or landfill is converted into useful and decorative items. To this extent, we produce a small line of gift items that are significantly upcycled. 

Finally, we firmly believe that we should give back to nature for supplying the original trees that supply our basic feed stock. A portion or our earnings each year are used to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Rails to Trails Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and Audubon Society. Additionally, we regularly support the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank   (412) 462-5956

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Please feel free to contact us with your custom woodworking needs. 

"You Should See What We Saw…”  

1942 Chincoteague Island VA Post Office


Purchased in the spring of 2018 from a private collector

Originally installed in Chincoteague Island VA in 1942

Very Few of these Banks remain. As of 12-9, we had 3 Small, 3 Medium, and one Large.

Small size are available on our Web Store, Medium and Large, please call or e-mail for details and availability.

Individual banks are now available at shows and in our On Line Store

#1 size banks are now available in our On Line store.  Each bank includes a copy of the historic supporting documentation.   Special requests considered.

Custom Boxes Available for your door


Special pricing at our shows !

Visit one of our shows listed below for special show pricing.    WE EXPECT TO BE SOLD OUT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST, DON'T DELAY !!

Please e-mail any questions

  We will be pleased to answer any questions you have about these doors and the history of this piece.  Please e-mail  


Join us at one of our 2019 Holiday events

I Made It for the Holidays, Saturday, Nov 30th. 10am to 4pm Crowne Plaza, Bethel Park


Wood-N-You Like it will once again be participating in the "I Made It for the Holidays" market.  This years event will take place on Saturday, Nov 30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bethel Park. Across from South Hills Village.  We will be exclusively featuring our Post Office Door Banks.

Festival of American Arts and Crafts Sunday, December 1st 10am to 4pm Southpoint Arena.


Join us as Wood-N-You Like it makes our first appearance at the Festival of American Arts and Crafts   at the  PrintScape Arena (formerly the Iceoplex) at Southpointe on Sunday December 1st from 10am to 4 pm.  The show will feature over 100 vendors from the tri-state area with an  outstanding selection of arts and crafts. There will be free door prizes  awarded every hour. 

Handmade Arcade, December 6th and 7th at the Pittsburgh Convention Center


 Wood-N-You Like it has been selected to participate again this year in Handmade Arcade at the D L Lawrence Convention Center on December 6th and 7th. The event starts with a Preview Night,  on Friday evening from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, then the full version on Saturday from 11am to 7 pm.   This is by far the biggest and best event in the Tri-State area.  You don't want to miss this one.

I Made it for the Holidays, Last Minute at the Block at Northway, Saturday Dec 14th 10am to 5pm


   Don't miss the I Made it Market, Last Minute Holiday Shopping on Saturday Dec 14th at the Block at Northway. Just off McKnight Road, this event is always an exciting day of Holiday shopping from talented local artists

Be sure to visit our On Line Store for your Holiday gift needs.


 Need an Antique Post Office  Door bank for someone special on your gift list?  Visit our On  Line Store  for a great selection.  We can even put a custom number up to 4 digits on your bank at no extra charge.  Just let us know what you need, and shipping is always FREE! 

Need a "special gift"? We can personalize!



Most of our Dual Dial banks can have the combinations personalize.  The left dial from "A" to "K", and the right dial from "L" to "V".  Sorry, no "I,Q,W,X,Y Z".  Just let us know your choice.  There is no cost to customize the combination for a Dual Dial door, and shipping is always FREE!

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Wood-N-You Like It

West Mifflin, PA 15122, US