The Woods started in 1985 as "Davlins - Fine Crafted Gifts of Wood" store in an old mattress factory on the Minneapolis waterfront, which had been turned into an upscale mall. Our selection included handcrafted furniture and decor from individual artists all over the United States. We became known in the Twin Cities for our natural wood jewelry boxes, fancy kaleidoscopes, and three-dimensional wooden cars and carvings.

1987 - 1997

From there we grew to three stores in the Twin Cities area by 1987, and in 1997 we built a new concept store called "The Woods" in Maple Grove, Minnesota. For this new store, we expanded our merchandise selection beyond wood gifts to include pottery, candles, home accessories and more. The concept went over so well that we added the new merchandise selections to our store in Tamarack Village in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Community Services

Maintaining strong ties with the communities that our stores are part of is important to us, so through the years we've contributed to several charity and community groups in our area, including:


As in any business, we've had to adapt to the ever-changing digital landscape. In 2017 we put more effort into expanding our digital footprint and in 2018 with the launch of our new website, our logo became a bit more colorful.

Meet the press

Owner Profiles: Maple Grove Voice

Feature Article: Maple Grove Magazine

Woodbury Store Grand Opening: Patch.com

Woodbury Store Feature: Woodbury Magazine