WEST FARGO - Finnu Designs has found a new place to create and a new addition to its team.

The firm, started in 2014 by Josh Humble, recently moved from Moorhead to 415 28th Court N.W., Suite B, in the industrial park north of Main Avenue on the west side of West Fargo.

“Just a good opportunity with this space to grow,” Humble said. “A brand new space next to some good people.”

Finnu makes custom-designed, custom-built furniture, built-ins and home goods.

“We’re pretty fortunate to have the customers that we do, who allow us to expand our imagination and put those (ideas) into creation,” Humble said.

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Josh Humble shows his unique coat rack design at the Finnu Designs shop in West Fargo.
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Josh Humble shows his unique coat rack design at the Finnu Designs shop in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

The firm started with residential furniture, then adding commercial jobs. One of Finnu’s recently completed jobs was to create a custom community table and a bar top for The Piggy BBQ in West Fargo, using live edge (natural edge) walnut and mappa (an Eastern European popple/poplar).

“We like the reclaimed woods for all the good reasons that it is sustainable. And it’s unique, right. But it’s really hard to say that I don’t like walnut, too, and some other types of woods,” Humble said.

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In addition to wood, Humble and his crew may incorporate steel, stone, concrete or fiberglass into their creations.

“Seriously, the sky’s the limit,” Humble said.

Humble has also taken on a partner, Jesse Rostad, who is the company’s vice president of sales

Rostad joined the firm about three months ago after spending about 15 years in banking.

“I think it’s huge with him on board,” Humble said.

“We play to each other’s strengths,” Rostad said.

Josh Humble talks about surfboards in the Finnu Designs shop in West Fargo.
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Josh Humble talks about surfboards in the Finnu Designs shop in West Fargo. David Samson / The Forum

Finnu is also building fiberglass surfboards, Humble said. (He had been making surfboards out of wood since 2001.)

“I just love having them around,” Humble said.

The firm’s website is FinnuDesigns.com. They also have a Facebook page.