The Urban Lumberjack

Rustic Project Design & arboriculture


Our Story

The Urban Lumberjack is a Mississauga based company that uses only local and reclaimed woods to create art and home decor. What sets us apart is that our artists are the arborists that have been with your piece every step of the way. From climbing and removing a standing tree, to milling logs, down to the final touches of the artwork, this method ensures that almost every new art piece will have only been through two sets of hands when it reaches your home. We specialize in custom artwork that fuses rustic and modern, while emphasizing the beauty of our local trees. 

      The company founder, Melissa DeCiantis started woodworking as teenager and her small projects design and custom piece work came together after going to college for forestry and arboriculture. Living in the Kawartha Lakes for six years exposed her to the beauty that can be found in our Southern Ontario woods.

      Melissa started the brand name, Urban Lumberjack, in summer 2014 when her pieces started to become more popular in the GTA. In 2015, Urban Lumberjack began to attend small craft shows, opening doors to larger opportunities like the Season Christmas show and the Green Living show in Toronto. 

      The purpose of the Urban Lumberjack brand is to find beauty and art in rustic and reclaimed wood. We are happy to customize a piece to your specifications, including custom pictures, sizes, woods and writing, to help you bring this style of artwork into your home or cottage. Please inquire about any ideas you may have!