Nature's Knots

Handmade Custom Furniture



  Nature's Knots is a small professional woodworking shop with a BIG imagination. My shop is tucked away in the surrounding mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Our managed forests supply me with cherry, walnut, maple, quarter sawn white oak, hickory, ash, quarter sawn sycamore, red oak and other species that keep me busy in the shop.  I offer custom furniture pieces such as jewelry armoires, jewelry chests, custom built ins, media and entertainment centers, live edge dining tables, wardrobe armoires, coffee tables, pub tables, blanket chests, end tables, bar stools and custom woodworking. I now offer an expanded inventory of live edge slabs for tables and furniture pieces. 

In the last few years I've been show casing some of my work, using reclaimed barn wood in our local galleries. Reclaimed wood has a history and it's patina gives clues to it's past heritage. Visit my gallery pages to see how I use this resource.

      My goal is to provide you with affordable, quality, handmade home furnishings. A piece of nature that will give you a lifetime of enjoyment and have a permanent place in your family's home.

Live Edge Dining Tables

Log Cabin Queen Bed

This queen bed is made from reclaimed hand cut timbers. Ambrosia maple head and foot boards are matching slabs. Finished in a warm hand rubbed lacquer that will withstand time.Visit the Gallery to see more views

Custom Kitchen Storage in this Hoosier Cabinet

Reclaimed Wood Dining Tables

  Reclaimed Wood Furniture

  Old growth pine sees the light again in a family sized blanket chest. The spalting in the poplar legs is   sharp with contrasting colors.



Media and Entertainment Centers

Custom Jewelry Armoires, Chests and Boxes

   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




Signature Bird Houses For our Feathered Friends

  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.

 Handmade Wood Fly Boxes

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.


Member of the Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

Handmade In America

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  • "Marty kept in touch with me from the beginning to create the perfect table for us. It was delivered exactly when he said it would and the table itself is AMAZING. By far the mos..."
    Emily J
    Happy Customer
  • " Where there?s a will there?s a way, so when Marty Poirier of Nature?s Knots began woodworking and couldn?t afford old cherry he found his own wood to work with. A long-time na..."
    Caroline Bagby
    Custom Made Maker Spotlight
  • "Marty hit it out of the park on this one! I left the project open ended for his own artistic capabilities and he demonstrated them. I wanted a unique, one of a kind jewelry box ..."
    Joe G
    Happy Customer

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