Nature's Knots is a one man professional woodworking shop with a BIG imagination. My shop is tucked away in the surrounding mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Cherry, walnut, maple, quarter sawn white oak, hickory, ash, quarter sawn sycamore, red oak and other species keep me busy in the shop. I offer custom furniture pieces such as reclaimed wood furniture, custom built ins, media and entertainment centers, live edge dining tables, jewelry boxes, armoires, coffee tables, pub tables, cocktail tables, blanket chests, end tables, bar stools and custom woodworking. Our well maintained forests provide me the opportunity to find rough sawn lumber that is kiln dried. Then I mill it to the thickness needed for the individual project. Old barns that are past their useful function provide excellent opportunities to acquire old stock for making beautiful furniture. In the last few years I've been show casing some of my work, using reclaimed barn wood, in our local . Reclaimed wood has a history and it's patina gives clues to it's past heritage. Visit my gallery page to see how I use this resource and view other projects.
My personal style is a mix of Mission, Arts and crafts, Greene and Greene and refined rustic. All mixed in together when given the artistic freedom to create. Never using a tried and true plan ensures a unique, one of a kind piece.
My goal is to provide you with affordable, quality, handmade furnishings, proudly made in America. A piece of nature that will give you a lifetime of enjoyment and have a permanent place in your family's home. An heirloom piece created from hardwoods, reclaimed stock, traditional joinery and an unrelenting passion for detail.
In Leicester, NC. 828)768-9911
Studio hours 9 to 9 Monday-Saturday
Old growth pine sees the light again in a family sized blanket chest. The spalting in the poplar legs is sharp with contrasting colors.
Perhaps one of my favorite parts to designing and building a jewelry box is the final finish. When everything is glued together, all the drawers are working smoothly and the locks secure with a solid twist of the key. The application of the hand rubbed finish is what instills a sense of satisfaction in me. To finally see the grain patterns and different colors that have been hidden from sight, suddenly "pop" into view, brings a real sense of joy to me.....a real thing of beauty that will never grow old.
Over the years I've created many jewelry boxes, chests and armoires. You may have certain ideas you'd like to have in yours. Feel free to contact me for your custom box.....or you can choose something you see in the Gallery
I've always had a great respect for nature and try to give back when I can. Providing a home for the next brood of baby chicks does that.
Created entirely from reclaimed wood these give a safe, chemical free place to nest. Organically designed to blend in with the environment, these are a great addition to your garden or yard.
I don't like throwing small pieces of wood with interesting character into the scrap pile, so I've decided to turn them into Nature's Knots and put them to good use as handmade wood fly boxes.
Pieces of leopardwood, walnut, figured maple, cherry, butternut, QSWO, wormy chestnut and other species make beautiful boxes when finished with a hand rubbed finish. Other exotic species such as purpleheart, canarywood, zebrawood, osage orange, lionwood, quarter sawn maple and others help make up inlays that, when coupled with the beauty of the primary wood, create a stunning box. When the sunlight hits these while on stream, the colors "pop" and the true beauty of the wood will make you glad they got saved from the fire bin...These can be custom fitted for your fly collection.