About Us

 A family owned small business, located in Western Pennsylvania, uses a significant amount of "upcycled" and "repurposed" material.  A large amount of our hardwoods come from packing crates and shipping pallets.  We try our best to be good stewards to the environment. 

Our Story

   Paul and Laura Fruehan started Wood-N-You Like It Custom Woodworking over 24 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 are used to support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Rails to Trails Foundation, and Audubon Society. Additionally, we regularly support the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank   (412) 462-5956

Email us at woodnyoulikeit@msn.com   

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

"You Should See What We Saw…”  

2017 Show Schedule has ended. THANK YOU

Visit our On Line Store

Our Fall 2017 show schedule has ended.  We still have an assortment of banks available in our On Line store.

Thank you,

Friday/ Saturday November 24 & 25

I MADE IT for the Holidays


Friday/ Saturday  10am to 6pm

630 E. Waterfront Drive

Munhall  (The Waterfront)

In the former Office Depot Store

Sunday November 26th KIDS DAY

KIDS DAY at the Waterfront

Part of I Made It Market.  Lots of Kids activities and a special shopping area just for the kids. 

Sunday  10am to  4pm


630 E. Waterfront Drive

Munhall  (The Waterfront)

in the former Office Depot

Saturday Dec 9th WQED Holiday Bazarr

WQED Holiday Baxaar,  4802 Fifth Avenue,  Pittsburgh.

Saturday Dec 9th  11am to 3 PM

Sun December 10th The Block at Northway

Our LAST show of the Holiday Season.  Formerly Northway Mall off Mcknight Road.  We will be at "The Block" at Northway. 11am to 5 pm

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One of a kind Post Office Door Banks.  Stop by our next show to see what's new in Banks!

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Post Office Door Banks

 These unique banks are crafted from  antique Post Office Doors and recycled or repurposed wood. The age range  of the doors varies from 50 to 110 years old.  As our selection is ever  changing, please call or email for
availibility and pricing. woodnyoulikeit@msn.com 

Show Schedule and Events

Be sure to stop by and visit with us at one of our upcoming shows.  We love to talk with our customers both long term and new.

NEXT EVENT   November 11

MT. Lebanon  Junior Womens Club

Holiday Market

Mt Lebanon United Lutheran Church

975 Washington Road  15228

Wine Themed items

 We have taken our love of wine to include  a line of items that use barrel staves, corks and other items, to make  these useful items.  

Childrens Name Stools

 We have been custom crafting these  children's stools for over 25 years. The main body of the stool is  constructed from a piece of 2x12 hem/fur with turned hardwood legs. Each  letter is individually cut from the stool blank and a plywood bottom is  then bonded to the top. All exposed edges are routered and the letters  are individually fitted. The completed stool is finished with non-toxic  water based paints, stain and polyurethane topcoat for years of use.
The  stools are available in 2 finishes, Brazilian Cherry, which is a  reddish brown color or natural. The letters are generally painted  primary colors for boys and pastels for girls. Specific color variations  can be discussed at the time of order.
Each letter is removeable " A Puzzle" Most measure 17.5" L x 11" w x 7.5" h. Ready in 4 to 6 weeks. We can ship anywhere! 

Cutting Boards

 All cutting boards are made from recycled  American Hardwoods and finished with three coats of a Butcher Block conditioner.  We offer styles such as a Cut  & Serve,  handled cutting board, regular board, and butcher block. Please call for  availability. 

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Better yet, see us in person!

Be sure to stop by at our next show

Wood-N-You Like It

West Mifflin, PA 15122, US

(412) 462-5956