About Us

Tom Thiel has been creating serious wood products for more than 40 years. During the 1970s, his Conceptions Studio designed and built custom furniture and stringed instruments from log or lumber into exquisite works of high art-craft for a national clientele. Then at Thiel Audio he sourced exquisite wood from around the world to create award-winning loudspeakers for an enthusiastic international audience. Since the mid 1990s, his Northwind Timber has produced unique tonewood for some of the best in the industry.

Northwind works with landholders, loggers, brokers, deconstructors, salvage specialists, missionaries and others connected with the wood stream to source logs, cants, and lumber with the sass and sound to make great tonewood and ancillary products. We employ knowledge, experience and technical tools to determine the most suitable specimens, and directly supervise conversion to tonewood. We then inventory our offerings by log and billet so that we can supply sisters or cousins to your selections.

We really enjoy our work and hope that you do to.

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