CrypticWoodworks

Wooden item with puzzles, locks, secrets and mechanisms

Quakertown, Pennsylvania · 21 Sales

CrypticWoodworks

Wooden item with puzzles, locks, secrets and mechanisms

Quakertown, Pennsylvania 21 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Unique handmade wood boxes and furniture featuring puzzles, locks, secrets and mechanisms. CrypticWoodworks specializes in creating items that invite the user to investigate their mysteries and use them. We make a variety of puzzle boxes and furniture with secret compartments, intricate mechanisms and other puzzle themed designs.

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Unique handmade wood boxes and furniture featuring puzzles, locks, secrets and mechanisms. CrypticWoodworks specializes in creating items that invite the user to investigate their mysteries and use them. We make a variety of puzzle boxes and furniture with secret compartments, intricate mechanisms and other puzzle themed designs.

Stephen Kirk

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Following a dream to make items that are intriguing, puzzling and unique.

For many years I was a technology guy in the corporate world (specializing in data visualization/analytics) but I always had my own woodshop and a desire to make a living with it. Last summer I succumbed to the rounds of downsizing hitting so many companies. Taking this as a golden opportunity to start something new I began Cryptic Woodworks.

I've always been intrigued by box and furniture pieces with puzzles, secrets and mechanisms built into them. Having been a long time gamer and fan of sic-fi/fantasy these types of objects are prevalent. Not only did I think it was possible to make such items, but I found that this was done in the past, it just went out of style (and almost no information as to how they made their pieces exists, unfortunately). So I set about designing my own products and incorporating puzzles and secrets into them.

What shows up on the store is me diving deeper into the form, learning new techniques and designing more and more devious and clever items.

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  • Stephen Kirk

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