About Us

Our Commitment


Down To Earth Wood handcrafts all of the furniture we sell. Our showroom and workshop are located in Pine River, MN. You get real wood and real choices. Many of our items are available with the TrueNorth Woods brand and FSC certification. Please ask for details. We use only hardwoods such as cherry, hickory, maple, red oak and quarter sawn white oak. We currently offer six different styles with more than 600 pieces. Our workshop is small enough to handcraft one-of-a-kind custom furniture and large enough to make large quantities. This also allows us to work with your wood. Let us make some furniture or flooring from your own wood.

Get the most out of what you buy.

(As found on www.reduce.org) Nothing lasts forever. The things we buy today will eventually become waste in the future. Here are some questions to ask before you buy to protect your investment and prevent wasting time and money.

What does it really cost?

The purchase price is not the same as the cost to use and maintain a product. The longer you own something, the less it costs over time.d.

Can I repair or upgrade it?

Buying products that are easy to repair or improve will make your initial investment last longer. Down To Earth Wood and A & B Furniture, Inc. strive to make the least environmental impact as possible. Our showroom uses natural sunlight with our south facing windows whenever possible. We recycle everything possible that enters our business. Product is shipped with cardboard for packaging, so please recycle it. And if you pick up product at our showroom, bring some blankets to wrap the furniture. Any finished products have a water based stain and top coat applied. We buy material from as many local sources as possible.

Forest Stewardship Council

FSCFSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.

True North Woods

TrueNW We offer True North Woods certified products that are produced from materials harvested from the sustainably managed forests of northern Minnesota.



All of our furniture is made with real wood, no particle board. Drawers are dovetailed and shelves are adjustable.  Wood supply sources are chosen carefully based on their use of sustainable forest management practices.  You can relax knowing that both your new solid wood furniture pieces and the forests they came from will be around to enjoy for generations.


Allan Wiener is the owner, designer and craftsman behind your handcrafted furniture from Down To Earth Wood. Allan started working with wood when he was knee high to his dad’s workbench in the garage.  He has been working with wood for more than 40 years and building furniture for more than 35 years. Down To Earth Wood moved out of Allan’s basement workshop and went from a hobby to a business in 1995. Down To Earth Wood was located in St. Cloud, MN until 2007 when we re-located to Pine River, Minnesota.


With 5 design styles, 7 wood types, and over 14 stain color options, our furniture is built to order, and is completely customizable! All of these woods are also available in rustic/natural/character meaning knots and color variation. All of our finish products are water based and environmentally friendly.