The Blog.

Art Show Mania

June is just around the corner... ...and so are eight (eight!) art shows for the JK Team! Most weekends, we are doubled up and need Joel in one state while Karma is in another. I guess you could say we enjoy the roadtrippin' lifestyle. After each show in June, we will...

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Making History: One Generation At A Time

JK Creative Wood is more than a woodworking business. We are a small family business--not to be mistaken as a "small family". With seven children, there is nothing "small" about the Brokaw family. 🙂 Joel and Karma Brokaw, owners of JK Creative Wood, are the fifth...

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Friday Introductions

Hi there! If you're new around here you may be wondering who we are and what we're about. We are a small family business that makes wooden desk & dining accessories.We have a gallery in the Amish countryside of Kalona, Iowa where we sell our work alongside other...

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Top 10 Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is around the corner! On May 14th, we have the opportunity to celebrate all the moms, grandmas and women who have supported us! We've compiled a list of the top 10 items that make great gifts for Mother's Day. Take a look below and if you're local, all...

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4 Ways We Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Earth Day 2017 is the perfect opportunity to share about our environmental commitment. We believe in responsible stewardship. Below are 4 ways we actively practice what we preach. 1: Zero-waste Mentality Here at JK, we practice a zero-waste mentality. All of our...

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Quilt Show Weekend

Did you know Kalona is the Quilt Capitol of Iowa? April 27-29, the Kalona Historical Village is hosting the 46th annual quilt show. Come see the intricate and beautiful quilt designs handmade by Amish. Follow this link for more info:...

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Road Trip

Who loves a good road trip? At JK Creative Wood, we road trip all summer long to art fairs across the Midwest. We enjoy touring each city we visit and learning about what makes it unique. But, our favorite part of every road trip, is coming home to Kalona. These are a...

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Amish & Mennonites

What is the difference between Amish & Mennonite?  We hear this question on a daily basis. Living in the heart of Amish country--Kalona, Iowa--we often have tourists who come with many questions. [And we love questions so comment with any you may have from this...

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Little Helpers

Meet Tessa & Hudson, our resident experts in cuteness here at JK Creative Wood. Their parents are Justin & Ranee Brokaw, owners of Holbrook Trading Company. Luke (their older brother), Tessa , Hudson and baby Ezra visit Papa Joel & Grandma Karma's shop and...

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International Coffee Day

Here at JK Creative Wood we're fortunate to be related to an engraver. Meet Justin Brokaw, oldest of the Brokaw kids and owner of Holbrook Trading Company https://www.etsy.com/shop/HolbrookTrading. Justin engraves all of our Quote Boards and we feature his engraved...

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Introducing…

Sweet Juniper Jewelry // designs by Alison We are delighted to feature a new artist and friend in our gallery! I met Alison Kuglin my first year at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She was my R.A., and has been my friend ever since. She designs each unique...

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Sister Bonding

This is my younger-by-two-years, but taller-by-two-feet, sister. Kaylin and I are the best of friends and know how to throw a party...while setting up designs. What is "setting up designs," you ask? Before a cutting board of any shape becomes its finished self, it...

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Picnic Season!

It's picnic season! Check out all of these products on https://www.etsy.com/shop/JKCreativeWood Just add juicy watermelon, corn on the cob and grilled pork burgers for an official Iowa...

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Quote Boards

Have you ever needed a wedding gift in a pinch? How about a hostess gift? This conundrum is exactly why we created our new product--the Quote Board. These cutting boards are versatile. They can be used as a trivet for hot dishes, cutting board and sandwich plate. Each...

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Saturday at JK Creative Wood

On Saturdays Justin and Luke come out to help 'Papa Joel' in the wood shop. Even if you don't move, it makes a little boy feel big to turn the wheel! Helping his dad do some creative gluing Luke loves forklift rides!    ...

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