Jewelry/Keepsake Box

Above is an example of a small wooden box made from Purpleheart, Padauk, and Maple. For more information on the woods I use, see the wood page.

 

 

Wooden Art from Sustainable Wood

Knot Now Woodworking, takes great pride in making sure that the wood we use comes from dealers who are active in the conservation of the world's woods and rain forests. We make sure that our dealers buy from sources that participate in certified, sustainable-yield forestry projects around the globe. These programs ensure that all of us will always have an ample supply of hardwoods as well as thriving forests.

In addition, we partner with a local custom furniture maker, Bradshaw Design and use their cut-offs for many of our projects. Though these pieces are too small for them to use, they are perfect the small items we specialize in. Their waste is our treasure.

We also make use of reclaimed wood from Habitat for Humanity. For example, our trivets are made from reclaimed oak cabinet doors. Other reclaimed wood includes Cherry and Maple.

Meet Larry

Larry Schumer began crafting objects out of wood several years ago. Though he'd been working with wood all his life, mostly in construction, the smell of fresh sawdust was in his blood. One day, when he found himself without a construction-type project to work on, he started to think small. He wondered, "If I can build a wall, can I build a jewelry box?"

Well, after a few false starts, things began to fall (actually glue) together. As a matter of course, he discovered that building a wall and building a box have nothing (but wood) in common (and even the wood isn't the same). The tools, too, now required a level of precision not needed for general construction. In the end, after much experimentation and purchasing of equipment, another woodworker was born.

Eventually, Larry acquired a room full of little boxes, trivets, and other items he'd made. Though they made nice gifts, he began searching for other outlets for his creations. As a test to see if other people thought his work was as cool as he did, he donated several boxes to an annual BMW motorcycle rally's silent auction. It turned out that the boxes created a lot of excitement, were extremely popular, and drew lots of bids—an artist was born. Now Larry sells at local farmer's markets and art fairs around the Salt Lake City area.

Pet Urns now available

Our Pet Urns are now available exclusively through the Salt Lake area store Pet Wants (http://www.petwantssandy.com/) . Visit their store for a selection of hand-made wooden urns. They are located at 9486 S. 700 E (in the South-West corner of the Union Square shopping center).

2017 Selling Events in the Salt Lake City Area

  • Greek Holiday Boutique: November 11 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Cottonwood Heights, just off Highland Drive and 8000 South (about 3015).
  • Our Saviour's Lutheran Church Holiday Boutique: November 17 (4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and November 18 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). 2500 E 3900 S, Holladay, UT 84124
  • Finch Lane Gallery Holiday Craft Market: December 1-20. Located at 54 Finch Lane (1340 East 100 South), SLC. Some of my work will be on display/sale during their Holiday Market period. I will not be on site. For more info, check here.
  • Jewish Community Center Hanukkah Market: December 3 (12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Located at 2 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84113 (across from the University of Utah Medical Center). Click HERE for more info.
  • Wheeler Farm Farmer's Market: Sundays, June 4 to October 29, from 9 AM to 2 PM. I will be there every Sunday EXCEPT the following five dates: July 02, July 30, August 13, August 27, and September 17.
  • On-going: Monthly Market: Each second Sunday of the month I'll be participating in the Studio 4 Monthly Market . The first one is March 12th, 2017. Note: Because I'll be at Wheeler Farm throughout the summer, I'll resume the Studio 4 Monthly Market in November, 2017. They take place at the Randy Laub Photography Studio, 3474 S. 2300 E., SLC (behind Roots Cafe).
  • OVER: Christ United Methodist Church: Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am to 4:00pm. 2375 E. 3300 S. SLC.
  • OVER: Festa Italiana (Italian Festival): Saturday, and Sunday (September 16 and 17) at the Gateway Mall (downtown SLC). Click here for details.
  • OVER: Sugar House Farmer's Market: Wednesday nights, June through October in Fairmont Park from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. I will be there ONLY on these dates: June 7, June 28, July 19, Aug 30, and Sept 27.
  • OVER: Avenues Street Fair: Saturday, September 9 on 8th Ave between H and M streets. Click here for details.
  • OVER: Craft Lake City DIY Festival: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (August 11, 12, and 13) at the Gallivan Center (downtown SLC). Click here for details.
  • OVER: Mother's Day Gift Market at Trolley Square: Friday, May 12th, 4 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, May 13th, 12 PM to 8 PM.
  • OVER: Mother's Day Market at Studio 4: May 75, 2017, 10am to 3:30pm (Randy Laub Photography Studio, 3474 S 2300 E. SLC).
  • OVER: Valentine's Gift Market at Trolley Square: Friday, Feb 10th, 4 PM to 8 PM and Saturday, Feb 11th, 12 PM to 8 PM.
  • OVER: Valentine's Day Pop-Up Market at Studio 4: Feb 5, 2017, 10am to 3:30pm (Randy Laub Photography Studio, 3474 S 2300 E. SLC).

For additional information on these events, contact us.

If you're interested in purchasing something you see on this web site and you're not in the Salt Lake City area, contact Larry (see the contact us page) and I'll let you know what's available and pricing. We can send you a complete set of photos so you'll know exactly what you're getting.