Lasting Perception - Northwoods Art
Lasting Perception, LLC - Northwoods Art
8639 South Strand Lake Rd
Cotton, MN 55724
At Northwoods Art, we create home décor and statement pieces for those who seek one-of-a-kind products for their homes. Jack Treher specializes in building distinctive custom door and window overlays and hangings that incorporate art glass and translucent agates for those who prefer one-of-a-kind products for their homes. Every piece is handmade. Karen Spotts handburns decorative and functional wood pieces using our Northwood’s scenery and wildlife.
Karen’s wood-burning avocation has stuck with her for thirty-some years. She’s been lucky enough to have the Minnesota woods at her back door all her life. Interludes of hunting, trapping, and otherwise being woods-bound have provided the inspiration for her scenes of wildlife. Basswood from northern Minnesota is her choice of wood to burn on. Other species, such as cedar and popple, occasionally come her way as an individual piece to be wood-burned. Some beaver-chewed, stripped-of-bark-pieces (species not always identifiable!) have proved to be burnable. She bleaches and re-dries these pieces before wood-burning.
Jack worked with stained glass and then with wood and glass in the 1980’s. In 1997, he began to incorporate agate into the products he made for his own homes and the properties he purchased to refurbish. When friends began requesting pieces designed for their homes, he gave up building restoration to devote more time to his artwork. Jack’s approach has changed over the years. He now builds door “hangings” that mount inside on an existing full pane door. We find that over time very heavy wood doors, typically two inches thick with imbedded stone and glass, can warp and don’t always keep the kind of seal needed in our north woods winters. In addition, if you move, your investment can go with you far more easily. After we receive your order for a custom-made piece, the time to delivery is a function of the final product size, the types and availability of materials requested, and the number of other projects already in the works.
Give us a call at 1-800-413-0116 to discuss your project or go to our website to view the products we have for sale. These items change frequently.