one-of-a-kind home decor pieces

made by hand in minnesota


welcome to pennkota!

pennkota is a small business specializing in making + creating home decor pieces made out of reclaimed wood.  every piece is one of a kind and made in my shop in vadnais heights, mn.  custom pieces are also welcomed and encouraged!  browse all original pieces available in our online store today!

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about us

hello!  cathy here!  it has always been a dream of mine to create + make something unique that I could share with others.  i developed a love of home decor and decorating over the past few years and had the idea of creating home decor pieces that are versatile + could be easily updated, changed + re-used for different seasons, holidays, themes or moods.   i love the way reclaimed wood makes a home look + feel + pairing this with my love of home decor i've been able to make my dream come true with pennkota!  

my husband chris is super handy and has showed me how to use so. many. tools.  he turned our 12x16’ foot shed into a workshop with heat and electric just for this business + helps me bring my ideas to life.  he is my biggest supporter + i could not have pennkota without him!  if you are wondering where the name 'pennkota' comes from it marries both my husband + i's home states of pennsylvania + north dakota!  we've been settled in mn for almost ten years now with our two puppers, emma + jax, who you will see quite a bit of if you follow me on the gram!  thank you for your interest in pennkota- i hope i can create something special for you + your home!

Get in Touch


do you have questions about something you see or want to discuss a custom order that i can make for you? please don’t hesitate to get in touch!  use the form to the right or shoot me an email at:

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