What We Do
At Knowing Hand, we specialize in creating unique, handmade items that challenge both the mind and the hands. From our puzzle boxes to our craft woodworking classes and fine furniture, we strive to inspire creativity, craftsmanship, and a sense of wonder in everything we do.
Our puzzle boxes are true works of art - each one handmade locally and designed to provide a tantalizing experience for the mind. With intricate mechanisms and hidden compartments, our puzzle boxes are more than just a fun game - they're a manifestation of the artistry and legacy of fine wood craft, and a testament to what a knowing hand is capable of.
For those looking to dive into their journey of woodcraft, we offer small introductory classes, and will be offering comprehensive foundational courses as well as personalized custom classes. Our teaching methods caters to your unique needs and goals. Whether you're interested in traditional hand tool usage, furniture design, or fine craft master classes, we have the expertise and experience to coach you along your woodworking journey.
And for those looking for a truly magical addition to their home or office, we offer commissioned work to create puzzles and secret compartment furniture. From bookshelves to chairs and desks, our pieces are anything but simple - each one a masterpiece of creativity, craftsmanship, and ingenuity. Let's collaborate and start making magic.
At Knowing Hand, we're committed to more than just crafting beautiful wooden puzzles and providing top-notch craft education. We're driven by a passion for environmental sustainability and social equity, and we're dedicated to making a positive impact on our planet and in our communities. Join us on this journey of creativity, collaboration, and conscious crafting - together, we can build a better world, fitting in one more puzzle piece at a time.
Learn more about our philosophy on our About Us page.
Our Commitment to Sustainability
We believe that sustainable practices are the foundation of responsible craftsmanship that can stand the test of time. That's why we're proud to include "new old stock" and "reclaimed lumber", as well as industrial offcuts, in our woodworking projects. Plus, we have solar panels on site to power our shop and reduce our environmental impact. From start to finish, we're committed to minimizing our carbon footprint and preserving our planet's natural resources.