Handmade furniture, made with real hands and traditional hand tools.

Unique Furniture Designs
Traditionally Handmade
Real wood & hand tools only
Strong & Sustainable
Furniture designs made to last
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Traditionally Handmade

Each piece is made entirely with traditional hand tools only, designed with traditional joinery and techniques.

Strong, Reliable

The results are strong & long-lasting.  Made with solid wood and traditional joinery to last generations.

Natural Finish

Using natural materials: safe to use, safe to apply, food safe, easy to repair.

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable means outlasting the life of the tree and sourced from natural materials.

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Woodcraft finish & care

The secret to wood care is maintaining the “oiliness” of the wood.  Washing away the oils makes the wood feel “dry”, and dry wood is

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About the Artist

Sean Archer


Knotty Woodpecker came together with an engineering background, an artistic history and a life in Asia.  This became the pursuit of craftsmanship.

Style is influenced by traditional American hand tools and Ming Dynasty techniques:

bold & clean

simple & strong

exposing natural elements

Real wood and natural materials offer a sense of joy and peace to our lifestyle.

About the Shop

Appointment Only

307 E Center St

Rochester, MN

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Aesthetically, Knotty Woodpecker furniture can compliment various styles and genres. Quality-wise, it sits alone and will spoil your appetite for ever again buying fast furniture.
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The low table that Sean created for us perfectly fits a unique space! His respect for the natural beauty of the materials and attention to detail are obvious. While the design and wood selections in this piece were beautiful to begin with, we also love how sunshine, Sean's natural wood polish, and regular use of this practical piece have made it part of our home.
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Thank you for the beautiful work you have done for me. And the print out for your work so I know it when it is handed down.

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