We start with a piece of wood- add years of experience and imagination - and create a unique functional piece of wood art for you and your home.
Wooden Images began as a partnership of brothers in Missoula Montana in 1981. Mark Bakula carries on their tradition of fine craftsmanship, distinctive design, and superior attention to detail. His work is featured in 70+ shops and galleries nationwide. Online reviews confirm a reputation for heirloom quality artwork made to be used, backed by customer service that exceeds satisfaction. Our wood supply is responsibly sourced, and efficiently used. Our woodworking technique (Parquetry) not only creates amazing geometric designs, but we are able to have minimal waste by using the smallest of pieces. All products are 100% handmade in the USA by just a couple of guys and their power tools.
Parquetry, as defined by Wikipedia, is “a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect”... parquetry dates back to the mid to late 1600's and is recognizable for it's highly regular, geometric patterns. All pieces are unique, and no two will ever be exactly the same.
By combining a wide variety of woods and then carefully finishing them, each piece becomes a one-of-a-kind work of art. We make beautiful heirloom quality cribbage boards, wooden earrings, wooden hair barrettes, as well as items such as bookmarks and business card holders. Our magnetic knife racks make amazing gifts for the gourmet, a housewarming, or a wedding. We pride ourselves on meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail and feel it shows in the beauty and durability of each piece we make.
You can find our work in many galleries around the country (email for a location in you area)
If you would rather order and pay by phone, please leave a message and we will contact you.
Shop online at our Etsy shop, just click link below.
If you're in Missoula check out our display downtown @ the Artist's Shop.
The Missoula Artist's Shop
127 N. Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT