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Meet Mike Wienold and Mike Chernick of Timberwolf

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mike Wienold, Mike Chernick.

Mike and Mike, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
We are two childhood friends who have a love for traveling, hiking, and being outdoors. Our passion for being in nature led us to a collaborative hobby of woodworking. We discussed for many years about starting a wood-related business, but the timing was never right up until last year. We slowly realized that we had built up the knowledge, equipment, and wood resources from all of our woodworking projects and were finally ready to start a business. Timberwolf Slabs opened the end of 2017 selling wood slabs and the rest is history.

Has it been a smooth road?
The biggest challenge was the transition. Leaving guaranteed income for the unknown is always uncomfortable. We felt the risk of not doing what we love was greater than the risk of less income.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Timberwolf slabs is a wood supply and wood service company specializing in live edge slabs. We aim to find the most unique and beautiful woods and mill them to preserve their natural edges for that unique look and feel that only a live edge can give you.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Chicago is our home and you always have an attachment to where you grew up. There are better areas for wood-related business in general. From more varieties of woods to lower operating cost.

What you can’t recreate is the drive and passions that Chicagoans have. That’s why we have bet our lively hoods on staying in the Chicagoland area.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1425 N. Howard Street Elk Grove Village Il, 60007
  • Website:
  • Phone: 8474091177
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @timberwolfslabs
  • Facebook: Timberwolf Slabs

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1 Comment

  1. avis starofservice

    April 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Very interesting story Mike and Mike 🙂 I love the bench

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