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Shrine of the Pines

The Shrine of the Pines is a world famous tourist attraction that is displayed in a Northwood hunting lodge, in a secluded, wooded spot on the banks of the historic Pere Marquette River.  The Shrine is the home to the great lifetime work of Raymond W. Overholzer, who made all the furniture by hand.  All items were made from the roots and stumps left behind when logging in the area ceased.

Items of interest include: A table made from a 700 lb. stump, with more than 60 inlays in its top.   A rocking chair of roots so perfectly balanced it rocks 55 times with a single “start”.  Poker tables and chairs made from single pieces of roots.  A fireplace constructed of 70 tons of native stone.  Check out these pictures:

Fireside chairs and love seat

Carved desk, all drawers are made from one piece of wood

Rocking chair and footstool

Table and loft

Incredible detail and interlocking wood - all hand carved!

Window frame from one root

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