dj51florida

Creative Crafthouse Wooden Puzzles Games Brain Teasers

Florida, United States · 3932 Sales

dj51florida

Creative Crafthouse Wooden Puzzles Games Brain Teasers

Florida, United States 3932 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(946)

Announcement   Welcome to Creative Crafthouse. We are a small family owned business located in Hudson, Fl. Many of the wood puzzles and wood games you will find here are are our own design. We have also resurrected designs haven't been made for generations. We are always working on new ideas so we encourage you to check back frequently.
We try to have a good mix of challenging, educational, sometimes mysterious, and always just plain fun items

Note, if you want to personalize your gift, most puzzles can be laser engraved with a name or custom message for a modest fee, typically $3.50.

Announcement
Last updated on Jul 17, 2016

Welcome to Creative Crafthouse. We are a small family owned business located in Hudson, Fl. Many of the wood puzzles and wood games you will find here are are our own design. We have also resurrected designs haven't been made for generations. We are always working on new ideas so we encourage you to check back frequently.
We try to have a good mix of challenging, educational, sometimes mysterious, and always just plain fun items

Note, if you want to personalize your gift, most puzzles can be laser engraved with a name or custom message for a modest fee, typically $3.50.

David Janelle

Contact shop owner

David Janelle

Disk Escape Maze for Escape Rooms
US$99.00
Holey Moley Puzzle – Jumbo sized 21inch
US$70.00
Genaille-Lucas Rulers (or Rods) for Division
US$45.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(946)
Tandra Jett

Tandra Jett on Sep 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely love this game! Size is perfect and the quality is excellent!

renatony1

renatony1 on Sep 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Work of art! Beautiful!! Soooo worth the money. Gave it as a gift to a surgeon and he has framed it and it is on his wall.

Kathryn MacLean

Kathryn MacLean on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

We love this little maze, and will be back for more. Service was friendly and swift, and I will definitely shop here again.

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About

Small family business

Our shop started in 2003 in Spring Hill, FL by Dave Janelle who was looking for a way to make a living designing and making brain teaser puzzles after a career as an engineer and Operations manager. Dave and wife Gym started selling their crafts at local craft events. There was a mix of traditional and unique designs. They started in their garage, but later moved to a small shop in nearby County Line Industrial park as the business slowly grew.
In 2010 son Peter joined and in 2011 other son Phil joined. Business started to grow such that Gym's nephew and brother-in-law also began helping along with 2 neighbors and occasional other part time help during the busy Christmas season.
The woodshop is about 4000 square feet with a broad mix of traditional equipment supplemented by high power laser equipment. Many of our products we designed to use a mix of skills and equipment, requiring both traditional custom woodworking and hi-tech graphics art converted to something that can be made with laser machines. Our product mix contains over 150 different puzzles from this shop, with a majority of them being our own custom designs. We also have resurrected items, such as Napiers Bones and Stomachion which have not been made for generations.
We work with educators at all levels, from pre-K to University and many homeschooler families also. We support museums and occasionally will make custom pieces for hands-on displays for them. We believe in the value of our puzzles in promoting focus, determination, and problem solving skills in a fun manner that is beneficial to people of nearly all ages.

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Shop members
  • David Janelle

    Owner, Designer, Builder

    Univ Maine BS/MS Mechanical Engineering 12 years with GE plus 12 years in other manufacturing operations. Puzzle & Game maker full time since 2003. Love to Design new stuff & to resurrect historical items that may not have been made for generations

  • Phil Janelle

    Designer, Customer Service, Laser Tech

    BA Accounting and a wiz at running the laser machines

  • Bob Nolet

    Master Craftsman Woodworking

    A lifetime doing custom woodworking. Our resident Toymaker who can do work magic with wood

  • Chris Combs

    Shipper, Customer Service

    The guy who packs and ships your orders and keeps inventory straight.

  • Ray Gutierez

    Laser Tech, IT Guy

    A wiz at all things computer related and a budding laser machine superstar.

  • Lexy Plummer

    Graphics Artist, Designer

    Anything that looks pretty probably came from Lexy:) Does most of the artwork for our picture frame puzzle series and any custom artwork customers may need. An excellent designer also.

  • Gym Janelle

    Owner, Chef

    Gym keeps us well fed and we can always count on her for top quality shrink wrapping of product.

  • Rocky Ounlam

    QC And Builder

    Rocky checks and assembles many of the puzzles. He is great at finding our mistakes and finding a way to fix them too:)

Shop policies

Last updated on February 25, 2012
Welcome to Creative Crafthouse! Here you will be able to browse our wonderful handmade wooden puzzles and games. We are always available to answer any questions you may have regarding the difficulty or recommended age/skill level for each of our items. Please feel free to contact us, we love to chat.

On most items we can also add a personal message with our laser machine for a small fee. If you would like an engraving added to your puzzle or game just send me a message.

Thank you for taking a moment of your time to see our amazing wood puzzles and games.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Most orders placed and paid for by 12pm est will be shipped that day.
Additional policies and FAQs
Below are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Question:
Do puzzles come with a solution?

Answer
Yes, the puzzles come with a solution, We spend alot of time working on upgrading solutions. Some of our solutions explain the mental thought process of how to THINK through the solution (not just how to place the pieces). These are mostly the work of Mike Czerwinski of Wisconsin.

Question:
Can I call you for suggestions on a puzzle?
Answer
Yes, by all means. We love to talk about puzzles and understand our puzzles very well. We would be happy to help you select the right one(s) for your needs. 7 days a week from 8 am to 9 pm EST. 352-683-6649, or you can email me on my direct email at DJ51 [!at] aol.com (Dave)

Question:
Can you mail me a catalog?

Answer
We would be happy to do that, just email me with your address. Our catalog may not be as current as the website, as we are constantly adding puzzles and only print the catalog occasionally, but it will be a good guide.