About Us

Custom Wood Boxes and More!

WDI has been creating quality custom wood product for over 80 years. Started in a barn in Lake Elmo Minnesota, we have gone through many ups and downs. When the economy changes, we need to change. When consumer preferences moved to another medium, we needed to be more proactive in showcasing the advantages or our favorite medium, wood! Since 2001 we have been in a dedicated facility in Forest Lake, Minnesota with the capability and capacity to supply most any demand. This has allowed us to expand our business as we have grown and added additional capabilities.

We offer two distinct product lines, an all wood line and our newly developed MinnMade product line. MinnMade is a product we created which combines wood and premium paper or other carriers (wood veneers) to create a product which has many of the advantages of wood (durable, ecologically compatible, engravable, strong) without the need for hardware. Learn more here!

Join the Team

Join the Team!

Looking for a new challenge? Join the WDI team in creating great products right here in Forest Lake, MN. We’re about 30 minutes from Minneapolis or St. Paul. Click the icon and fill out the quick app. We’ll get back to you soon!

A Peek Behind the Curtain!

See how the magic happens. Here is short video from the production floor. You can see the steps required to create a Great Scrape Grill Scraper. It takes the best equipment and the best employees to make it all happen!

What’s New – CNC for the Win!

We are excited to introduce our newest investment in Quality and Service! We have recently purchased a new 4 head CNC machine. This will allow us to continue to offer even more complicated pieces and products at competitive prices. You can see it in action in the video. This is some of the first runs with this new machine and we are excited to see what it can do!

What’s Not New!

Our biggest asset in offering our clients great products at competitive prices has always been and will continue to be our hard working and dedicated employees. Most of the custom wood products we create will end up being touched by a number of our employees. It is imperative that we have experienced, willing and able employees to run the machines and well as add the finishing touches. The video shows the steps involved to complete the hinge and magnetic clasps on one of our retail products.

Quality Custom Wood and Composite Products

One thing we’ve always kept consistent is our dedication to quality service and products. We have been making custom wood products for a long time and we’re proud to be able to label our products as Made in the USA. We produce a range of products, from the simple to the exquisitely complex! A ring box with a no decoration to a complete product kit with laser etching, color fill and a hidden compartment!

Watch the embedded video to get a better understanding of what we do, what we stand for and how we interact with our customers.

Design – All Custom – All the Time!

WDI Production Floor

Do you need assistance with design? WDI provides product design services. It doesn’t matter to us if you have a sketch on a napkin or CAD drawings and electronic files, we can work with all manner of input and technical abilities. With our years of experience, we may have solutions to issues you may not have envisioned or we can utilize our years of experience to suggest some simple process or design upgrades to enhance the presentation or functionality of your package. We look forward to working with you and creating something special!