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About Us

small town roots with a national reach

Proudly located in Idaho's panhandle, Northern Timber Crafters designs and fabricates custom timber features for extraordinary homes throughout the United States.

Forest Road

Our Story

Starting as a timber mill in Montana over a decade ago, Northern Timber Crafters is dedicated to high-quality craftsmanship and establishing positive relationships with General Contractors, Architects, Engineers, and Homeowners alike. 

Now, under new ownership, and with our operations relocated to Ponderay, Idaho, we proudly partner on extraordinary projects all over the country.

Joey Copper, GC

Owner & Operator

Alicia Copper, CPA, MAcc

Owner & CFO

Our Clients

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a life of craft

I grew up in rural Kansas as the son of a professional woodworker. I grew up in the shop. In middle school, I was cutting boards and sweeping sawdust off the floor and by high school, I had started building my own creations and selling them at local craft fairs. My High School sweetheart (now wife) still enjoys the smell of stain as it reminds her of that time in our lives.

I enjoyed my early experiences with woodworking, but I've had many career aspirations over the years:


  • Professional basketball player - still might someday.

  • Surgeon – this dream died with Biology 300 in college.

  • Stock market trader – graduated with a BBA in Finance from Wichita State.

  • Corporate business warrior – worked at Koch Industries as a business analyst specializing in financial modeling for six years.

  • General contractor extraordinaire - started and operated a real estate service company for six years that offered investment brokerage, construction services, and property management

All of these aspirations and experiences came together when I had the chance to sell my previous business and pursue a new adventure in Idaho. It was time for me to combine the joy of woodworking and my passion for entrepreneurship and become the owner/operator of Northern Timber Crafters.

I believe that work requires equal parts giddy and grind and am motivated by the mantra “nothing done well is insignificant.”


If you call us for a quote, I'll most likely be the guy answering the phone.


I look forward to meeting you,


J Osborne,


"Our company recently purchased a large package from Northern Timber Crafters. The order consisted of decorative trusses, hand hewn siding, and also structural beams & timbers. The owner Joey was great to work with from start to finish & the quality of workmanship was very evident! We’ll definitely work with him again on future projects."

G Koenig,


"Thanks to Northern Timber Crafters for another great project. This is the third set of trusses and beams we have received from them and the workmanship and quality are amazing. Looking forward to designing future projects with more heavy timbers!"

N Swank,

Business Associate

"I’ve worked with the owners of Northern Timber Crafters for 15 years. They are honest, hard-working, and reliable. They have extensive experience in the financial and practical aspects of construction. I highly recommend working with them."
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