George Wurtzel — Woodworker & Craftsman

I have been a woodworker all my life. My interest was first sparked by my grandfather who built furniture. I started building things in elementary school. After college I opened my own millwork shop in Traverse City, Michigan. I took a break from self-employment to study furniture production at college in North Carolina, and was employed afterward building high-end furniture prototypes.

George Wurtzel. Photo by Karen Kopacz.

George Wurtzel. Photo by Karen Kopacz.


Craftsman Style Table built by George Wurtzel is easy to assemble and disassemble.

Craftsman Style Table built by George Wurtzel is easy to assemble and disassemble.

Custom-Builder & Wood Turner

I build one-of-a-kind pieces and one of my designs has sold over 1 million units. I was commissioned to build a custom coffee table for Stevie Wonder, and I built the Court House doors in Traverse City.

Custom Design

I love to find beautiful wood and transform it to objects both useful and artful. I can custom design a piece for you or make the design you have chosen come to reality.

I have designed and built fixtures and displays for many local storefronts.

My new line of  Craftsman-style furniture fits together like a puzzle and need no screws, wood fasteners, or glue. The precision workmanship and attention to detail makes it easy to disassemble and move when you do. 

George Wurtzel's Window Display at his Storefront

2613 Stevens Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 is George Wurtzel's Storefront in the Whittier Neighborhood.

George on his horse Smokey.

George on his horse Smokey.