Hey there, I'm Cole Acton. You know, just your average guy trying to keep up with life's adventures. I'm the proud dad of two incredible little girls who light up my world every day, and I'm lucky enough to share this journey with my amazing wife, Katelyn.

Now, let me tell you about a moment in 2020 that changed everything. Katelyn, my wife, had this grand idea of getting some beautiful barn doors for our home. I remember looking at the price tag and thinking, "They cost how much? I could build that!" Little did I know, that one casual remark would set me on a path I never expected.

So, I rolled up my sleeves, grabbed some tools, and got to work. Building those doors became more than just a DIY project; it ignited a fire within me. It awakened a passion for crafting and creating things with my own two hands. That's when Black Stag Woodworking came to life.

Made In North Branch, Michigan

In my journey through the world of manufacturing, I've seen a lot of changes. One trend that really stood out was the shift of production overseas. As you can probably imagine, the quality of products took a nosedive compared to what we were used to finding locally. It hit home when my wife and I started shopping for furniture for our own space. We were met with a sea of low-quality imports at sky-high prices, and it left me more than a little frustrated.

It was in that moment of frustration that something clicked inside me. I made a commitment that would shape the very core of Black Stag Woodworking. I vowed that every single Black Stag product would be crafted using materials sourced right here in our local community whenever possible. And not just that, every product we sold would be lovingly brought to life by the hands of the Black Stag team.

You see, we take immense pride in what we do. We refuse to cut corners or compromise on quality. There will be no imports, no rebranding, nothing that dilutes the authenticity and craftsmanship we pour into our work. At Black Stag, we believe in the power of locally sourced materials, skilled hands, and an unwavering commitment to excellence that can't be replicated by simply slapping a label on a product. That's what sets us apart, and that's what we're all about.