About Us

The Hardwood Shop has been owned and operated by Mike Rahberger and his family for over 30 years. Prior to opening The Hardwood Shop, Mike and his family owned and operated a fifty cow dairy farm southeast of Monroe, WI, from 1970 – 1986. In 1986, the family made the decision to quit farming and pursue Mike’s vision of creating custom furniture and cabinets of the highest quality.

Mike is a self-taught woodworker, thus he has no pre-set limitations on designs or methods of construction. He uses time honored construction methods, including mortise and tenon, dovetail joints, and many others.

There are no shortcuts for quality.

The Hardwood Shop opened its doors with a focus on high quality custom furniture and cabinetry and continues to offer these services today. A few years later, Mike saw the need for quality custom trim and offers the home-owner choices beyond what is found at your local home center. We can also assist with your restoration work by building historically correct windows, doors and millwork from pre-Civil War to present.

In 2015, Mike decide to experiment with iron He started with the grills since he could not find a good one to buy. He realized he enjoyed it!!!

Quality has no fear of time. You get what you pay for.