Natural Materials

Real Wood

Cut straight from an American tree.  Using woods that are locally grown and abundant will help protect the world from unsustainable harvesting. Trees are one of our most useful and reliable natural resources, and when used responsibly, removing trees is a natural part of natures cycle.

Real Woods

Types of Wood There is real wood, and then there is the rest: Plywood is thin sheets of wood glued together.  Particle board is like

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Natural Finish

The secret to a natural finish: natural oil, tree resin, and beeswax. 
These three materials work on leather, wood, food, and skin.  When combined, they will protect materials from moisture, damage, and harmful bacteria.  They are safe for us, safe for nature, and super easy to maintain or restore worn out wood.

Natural Glue

Hide glue is natures glue: a natural glue made from animal proteins.  It is as strong and reliable as plastic-like glues, but with added benefits.  This glue is re-usable!  If it hardens, it can be re-softened and used again; it never goes to waste.  If your furniture is glued together, it can be un-glued for repairs!  This glue also absorbs into the wood a little differently, which is preferred by some woodworkers when fitting up joints.  And my favorite part: it’s friendly to nature.

So why doesn’t everyone use it?  It has to be heated up.  Yes, it’s inconvenient.  But, if that means your favorite chair can be repaired when your new puppy chewed off the leg, then it’s worth the extra effort!

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Real Furniture, Something Unique

A unique look, and a pleasure to touch, Knotty Woodpecker furniture ages in a way you’d think was designed by nature itself. The surfaces will harden with use, hold memories of its owner, and tell you about its creator. It’s not machine-shop perfection. Instead, it feels alive, like a part of the family.

Real Woods

Types of Wood There is real wood, and then there is the rest: Plywood is thin sheets of wood glued together.  Particle

Pickup & Delivery

Local Pickup Come pick up your purchase from the Downtown store in Rochester, MN. You will receive a text or email when

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