About us

Hello and welcome to myDesignsAndFinds.  We run a small woodworking shop located about 60 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.   We love to use reclaimed wood and other items in our designs.  We are always at flea markets and antique stores looking for that next item we can up-cycle into a project.  Luckily we live in an area where there is an abundance of reclaimed barn boards, estate sales and antique malls!!

Throughout the years we have collected many tools to make items for our home and for our friends and families homes.  We now have such a collection that the cars stay outside and the tools are in the garage.  Some of our family member suggested that we try and sell some of our items.  This is why we have this website.  Both Greg and Tracy work together to create designs for projects.  Greg works full time and can only work on projects on the weekends.  He cuts and prepares the materials for Tracy so she can complete their designs.  They make a great team.

The goal of this site is to educate you about us and our designs. We will link you to the tools, materials and methods we use for our projects.   Hopefully you can learn how we make things and use that information yourself for your projects.  If you don’t want to make it, we can link you to our store where you can purchase items too.

Thank you for visiting myDesignsAndFinds.