2010 – Michelle, the founder of Timber & Pine Designs began by building the pieces of furniture that were needed in her own home after seeing styles she loved in stores that were at a price point or quality level she did not like. Word began to spread and Michelle started building for her friends and family.
All of this was done with basic tools in a small single car garage with a 7 foot ceiling height in Hamilton, Ontario.
2012 – Michelle started a Blog to showcase new designs & builds and share with others the Building Plans she created for each piece. This allowing others to Do-It-Themselves
2015 – Timber & Pine Designs was officially formed as a side business and service extended into furniture Refinishing. Michelle’s small garage could no longer hold all that was needed and she began to expand to take over the basement, room by room for the finishing & Storage of pieces.
2017 – Michelle extended her product line to décor pieces, including specialty Holiday & Gift Ideas. From there she began appearing in Spring and Christmas Craft shows throughout Hamilton and Surrounding areas.
2018 – While working part-time at Home Depot, her passion and skill for building was found out about and she was asked to empower other women and teach them. The Home Depot in Burlington began hosting Ladies Nights where women were taught basics in building smaller pieces and about the finishing process. Word spread quickly and attendance was soon at over 100 women with over 3 generations!
2019 – Michelle relocated to Lowbanks, Ontario – just 45 minutes out side of Hamilton. She now has a dedicated Workshop and began to grow and offer more including Custom Built-ins.
Today Michelle is building in a full range of styles with many predesigned collections as well as custom designed pieces. Products are available from as small as Custom Signs, to Dining Tables, to Custom Built Ins. Michelle still continues to participate in Craft Shows to showcase her products and sell many décor and gift ideas