My love of wood and working, I believe, goes back to my childhood days of living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota. I lived in a simple farm house surrounded by trees and fields. I spent many happy hours playing in the same idyllic setting and creek that the famous Laura Ingalls Wilder played in. This, my love of the outdoors, and the simple things in life, gave me an appreciation for designs in furniture that were simple and functional. I started woodworking about 25 years ago as just a simple hobby in my garage. My wife, Pat, began crocheting on towels about the same time. Soon our "hobby" had grown and we became known as J & P Crafts. Than I began building shelves and other small furniture items and selling them at craft shows. About 10 years ago, my hobby turned into a career and our business name changed from J & P Crafts to Plum Creek Crafts and Furniture. I began having many conversations with friends who would state their desire to find a "different" kind of furniture. They had respect for tradition, but didn't always want the things their parents had. What they wanted was the quality of handcrafted furniture that would last for generations. That philosphy layed down the foundation for the business I have today. It is our mission to build a line of handcrafted furniture that not only looks nice, but show off the beauty of the wood. Each piece of furniture that is made with love and care and made with the thought that it will last for generations. As of May 1st 2006, our son in law Terry Coners began working with us.