Samara Woodcraft and Design LLC

A ‘samara’ is the winged seed of the maple or elm tree, also known as helicopters. They are a beautiful example of form and function in balance, and one of my earliest memories of seeing the brilliance of design in nature, plus play.

Samara Woodcraft and Design is here for you to create any design solution for your space. I can help you think through design, materials and building methods that align with your values and aesthetic, and that feel great. We focus on small, sacred structures for outdoor health like saunas, hot tubs, and surrounding decking- and can build structures, furniture or objects to enhance your indoor or outdoor living spaces.

I love working with wood the most, for it is alive, and it reveals its life story as you carve. It shows me how it grew, and it continues to absorb and express the elements of its environment forever.

Samara Woodcraft and Design is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the City of Chicago.