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

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Lounge Chair

Ming Lounge Chair The lounge chair takes a focus on western-style shape with a Ming-style influence in simplicity and the mitered joinery.  The chair sits

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Ming Cabinet This cabinet incorporates all my favorite features of a Ming-style piece, such as the table edge & bead pattern, mitered joinery all around

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Sofa Table

Ming sofa TAble The Wooden Sofa is almost naked without the Sofa Table to serve your guests, or yourself, tea and treats.  The Wooden Sofa

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Ming Collection

Made for Emperors, Ming furniture is known for exquisit craftsmanship during 1300-1600s China.  The Ming Living Room Collection merges Ming and Western styles, offering an enlightened perspective on style, quality and simplicity.  

Made from solid American Cherry wood.


How to Order

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All pieces handmade to order, 6-12 weeks.

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About the shop

Traditionally Handmade

Made with traditional hand tools and techniques.

Natural Materials

Solid hardwoods, hand-cut joinery & natural finish.

About the Craftsman

Sean Archer


Sean has been engineering for 15 years and hand-tool woodworking for 6 years.  Knotty Woodpecker came together with an artistic history and a life in Asia.  This became the pursuit of craftsmanship.

Style is influenced by traditional American hand tools using local woods & finishes, and Ming Dynasty furniture of elegant designs & strong joinery.

All pieces are made with real hands, natural materials, and traditional hand tools.



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