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Northern Sky Woodworks

Northern Sky Woodworks is a furniture studio specializing in high-quality outdoor living spaces. All pieces are handcrafted in Los Lunas, New Mexico from untreated Western Red Cedar. Most items can be customized with add-ons like laser engraving, scroll saw work, and more. This makes our furniture perfect for graduation or retirement gifts, wedding gifts, and for restaurants or other businesses who would like to have customized furnishings in their outdoor venues. Your satisfaction is our guarantee. Thank you for stopping by, and please contact us if you have any questions.

Western Red Cedar Artistry

About Us

martin-dourteNorthern Sky Woodworks is a husband and wife team in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Marty and Connie have long had a shared passion for enjoying the outdoors with friends and family and an enthusiasm for creating a comfortable, welcoming space for entertaining and relaxing. Part of this includes handcrafting the furniture to accommodate these gatherings. Their guests, after experiencing the beauty and comfort of this furniture, often make requests to have their own backyard outfitted with custom pieces. Subsequently, so do their guests! Crafting this furniture has now become a full time endeavor for Marty and Connie, and they couldn’t be happier! The main feature at Northern Sky Woodworks is outdoor furniture, but there are a few unique pieces suitable for indoor use, too. All of the outdoor products are handcrafted from all-natural Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) which is truly “green”, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable, and sourced from the most sustainably managed forests in the world! Those forests are primarily in the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the United States (from whence both Marty and Connie are originally, hence the name Northern Sky Woodworks!) with even greater supplies coming from just slightly farther north in stunning western British Columbia.  You can learn more about this amazing wood species here. After trying many different styles, wood species, materials, and designs for outdoor furniture, we found the current product to be the MOST COMFORTABLE for not only your back, but also for your wallet! Thanks for visiting Northern Sky Woodworks! Please contact us if you have any questions. We are more than happy to share our story and get you on your way to enhancing wonderful memories in your own backyard, porch, patio, or campsite!

Real Green Facts Video

Northern Sky Woodworks NEWS!

We are currently working on publishing assembly instructions on YouTube! Just go to YouTube and look for the Northern Sky Woodworks channel for the first of our installments.  We’ll be adding more soon!

Featured Furniture


  • "This child's picnic table is very, very well crafted. No sharp or rough surfaces and edges are slightly curved. Beautiful! It's larger than the other picnic tables I researched. Four children can comfortably sit at the table and it's not so low that an adult can sit too (facing outward). The seat is also close enough to the table so that children are not reaching too far across to eat. Well proportioned! Dealing with Marty was also a very positive experience. It was shipped on time as promised, so arrived in time for Christmas. My son and husband stained and sealed it and it looks wonderful. We chose a wood stain/sealer since the wood that Marty used was so pretty. We didn't want to cover it with paint. I would buy again from Marty. Highly recommend."

    L Blangton
  • "I looked long and hard for the best value for my Adirondack chairs and found the best quality for the best price with Northern Sky Woodworks. We purchased two chairs, two footrests and an end table and they are superbly crafted with obvious care. Additionally, I wanted to have them customized with laser engraving as a gift. Marty worked with me to make the engraving perfect, ensuring that my exact wishes were met – and he actually exceeded my already very high expectations." "Marty has a reputation for his true concern for people and for his detail-oriented work and it shows in his customer service and in his craftsmanship. He is great to work with on the details of an order, particularly the engraving (you won’t get this kind of personalized service at any big box store) and ensured that the shipping price was the best available. The finished product was shipped (well packed to protect the furniture) from his shop in New Mexico to Northern Virginia and everything showed up when promised and in time for Christmas. We absolutely love our Adirondack furniture and we absolutely loved dealing with Marty. What is the most number of stars I can give? Add a few on top of that and you have my rating for Marty and Northern Sky Woodworks."

    M. McMaster

What’s New

  • Natural Characteristics of Western Red Cedar
    Natural Characteristics of Western Red Cedar
    DENSITY One of the lightest commercial softwoods, the density of Western Red Cedar at oven-dry conditions is approximately 21 pounds per cubic foot with a relative density (specific gravity) of 0.32. Comparative oven-dry densities of cedar and [...]
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  • Why Real Cedar?
    Why Real Cedar?
    What makes Real Cedar the right building material for your next project? Well, for starters, this highly revered, durable wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks, which means anything you build with it will last longer and [...]
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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of wood do you use to make your furniture?

At Northern Sky Woodworks, we use beautiful Western Red Cedar for almost all our wood products.  Western Red Cedar is a truly “green” and renewable resource.  Please see the “Real Green Facts Video” section of the website.

What makes Western Red Cedar so special?

Western Red Cedar is an amazing, renewable resource for outdoor furniture. Its beautiful earth-tone hues, aromatic fragrance, natural resistance to rot and mold make it the perfect choice for creating this enduring and rustically attractive Adirondack-style furniture. This furniture is handcrafted, one at a time, by us for you and your family’s enjoyment and comfort for many years to come. There are many reasons we choose Western Red Cedar:

  • It is light and strong.  At 60% the weight of Red or White Oak, it has 80% of oak’s strength.
  • Its natural chemical compounds provide a renowned resistance to rot and decay and provides a natural deterrent to wood-damaging insects (including termites).
  • Its cellular structure makes it a natural insulator.  Unlike metal outdoor furniture, Western Red Cedar furniture will stay cool even on  hot, sunny days. That cellular structure also makes it extremely resistant to dimensional changes (cupping, cracking, and splitting) due to fluctuations in heat and/or humidity. This dimensional stability and low heat transfer make Western Red Cedar the most logical choice of wood for saunas, hot tubs and, of course, for crafting this beautiful Adirondack-style outdoor furniture.
Can the furniture be stained, painted, or finished?

Yes! All of the furniture can be stained or painted. Unstained Western Red Cedar, if left untouched, will turn an attractive silvery-grey over time. However, we recommend a UV-resistant finish in order to retain the beautiful original appearance for many years to come. We can add a stain or finish for you before shipping or you can save some money by staining the completed product yourself!  The finish is easy to apply and can be reapplied, as required, without time-consuming removal of the original finish, unlike a varnish finish.  Contact us for recommendations on an ecologically sound, low VOC, and, best of all, easy-to-apply finish.

Does the furniture have to be stained, painted, or finished?

No! Unstained Western Red Cedar, if left untouched, will turn an attractive silvery-grey over time.  Additionally, Western Red Cedar’s natural chemical compounds provide a renowned resistance to rot and decay and provides a natural deterrent to wood-damaging insects (including termites).

Does the furniture require any assembly?

Yes. To minimize shipping costs, all furniture ships flat. Detailed instructions are included for the assembly. We are also working on video instructions, which we will post soon.

Can I purchase the chairs wholesale to sell in my store or boutique?

Yes! Please contact us for more details.

Can I customize my chair with my business’s logo?

Yes! We love to provide quality, long-lasting furniture for exceptional businesses like breweries, wineries, lodges and more! Please contact us for more information on how to get Northern Sky Woodworks furniture in your outdoor venues.

Where do you ship?

We ship anywhere in the continental United States. To ship elsewhere, please contact us.

Where are you located?

Northern Sky Woodworks in located in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

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Northern Sky Woodworks handcrafts all furniture with care. Items are made to order. We are proud to supply businesses like restaurants, breweries, wineries, and lodges with high quality outdoor living furniture. By customizing the furniture with your logo or branding, you can dazzle your guests with a unique and comfortable experience during their stay. If you’re interested in ordering furniture or accessories for your establishment, please contact us to discuss the project and for a quote.

Contact Us

Phone: (505)-504-6454

Please call or write with any questions or to request a quote on wholesale or large-scale orders. Phone hours are usually 8-5 MT Monday – Friday, and we usually respond to all messages within 1-2 business days. We look forward to hearing from you!

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