Minnesota-based woodworker Dan Pauly creates whimsical cabins that are inspired by classic storybook homes. Unlike many other craftsmen and craftswomen, Pauly's Gothic creations are entirely made from reclaimed wood.
Pauly begins each cabin by souring the Midwest for the best sources of reclaimed wood. He takes the utmost care to find usable wood that is in a natural and un-weathered condition. He then uses a series of intricate woodworking techniques to massage the wood and enhance the beauty of the recycled material. Pauly uses the ancient lumber to produce whimsical cabins, which are inspired by storybook homes found in classic fairytales. The use of reclaimed wood gives the distorted cabins a nostalgic quality that best reflects their unique fairytale inspiration.