A few years passed and we welcomed our first child. Not long after, Megan and I decided to move back to Michigan to be closer to family. So in March of 2021, we said goodbye to the city we called home for the past 6 years and headed east.

Now we live near Grand Rapids, where I have a 1,350-square-foot detached shop—a space that is dedicated to building custom projects and continuing to develop my woodworking skills. 

floating nightstands

favorite project I've done:

Detroit lions

favorite football team:

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woodshop podcast

favorite podcast:

hockey (go wings)

favorite sport to watch:

festool domino!!!

favorite tool:

ferris state

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My name is Colton and I am the owner and woodworker of Bearded Moose Woodworking.

I was born and raised in a small Michigan town. Growing up, I watched—and often helped—my dad build things around our home. I believe that’s where my love of woodworking began.

After completing my degree in Engineering, my now-wife, Megan, and I relocated to Portland, Oregon, and in 2019, we purchased our first house. I was excited to have a space of my own to build and create. Not long after, my “when I have time” hobby turned into Bearded Moose Woodworking.

About The Woodworker

Colton rosman

I prioritize quality materials at the start so your finished product is of the highest quality. I source my hardwoods from a local small business that kiln dries all their lumber for stability and quality. I use high-quality finishes that have low to no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The combination of high-quality lumber and finish will create the sort of finished product that can be passed on in your family for  generations.


Quality Materials

The client will always come first at Bearded Moose Woodworking. My goal with every project is to leave the client with not only a piece that they love, but an experience they rave about. You will be involved in design decisions from start to finish. You'll receive a full 3D rendering to sign off on before the build starts. I may be physically building your piece but it takes partnership to get that piece complete. 

Clients First & Together

Why go with a custom Bearded Moose piece instead of a fast furniture piece? Because of the value that I will provide. Your piece is built exactly to the specifications that you want. It will fit your space perfectly and you get to be involved in the design process. You don't have to settle for a piece that kind-of works and will need to be replaced in a year or two. Get your perfect piece that will last forever.


Lasting Value

My Philosophy

Why go with a custom Bearded Moose piece instead of a fast furniture piece? Because of the value that I will provide. Your piece is built exactly to the specifications that you want. It will fit your space perfectly and you get to be involved in the design process. You don't have to settle for a piece that kind-of works and will need to be replaced in a year or two. Get your perfect piece that will last forever.

The client will always come first at Bearded Moose Woodworking. My goal with every project is to leave the client with not only a piece that they love, but an experience they rave about. You will be involved in design decisions from start to finish. You'll receive a 3D rendering to sign off on before the build starts. I may be physically building your piece but it takes partnership to get that piece complete. 

Lasting Value

Clients First & Together

Quality Materials

I prioritize quality materials at the start so your finished product is of the highest quality. I source my hardwoods from a local small business that kiln dries all their lumber for stability and quality. I use high-quality finishes that have low to no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). The combination of high-quality lumber and finish will create the sort of finished product that can be passed on in your family for  generations.

My grandfather, Elmer Nielsen, was an entrepreneur and home builder in the Pacific Northwest. He was an extremely hard worker and built multiple businesses with his own two hands.

Unfortunately, he passed when I was extremely little. He had such a profound impact on his community that there was a line out the door during his memorial service.

I have one very vivid memory with him that has a great deal of meaning to me. While visiting my family, he would frequently draw a figure on my siblings hands using a pen. When he got to me, he drew a moose.

While trying to come up with a name for my new business, I thought a lot about Elmer, and I knew I wanted to have some connection to him. That is how Bearded Moose came to life. I can only hope to emulate his hard work and community impact.

bearded moose

behind the name

TIME TO START THE BUILD

REVIEW 3D RENDERING & PROVIDE FEEDBACK

VIEW PROPOSAL, SIGN CONTRACT & PAY RETAINER

PHONE CONSULT TO DISCUSS DETAILS

SUBMIT A PROJECT INQUIRY FORM



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