THE STORY BEHIND COGWORKS
Our name represents unity of materials, design and craftsmanship. Founded in 1997 by craftsman Ian Johnson, our shop in Antrim, New Hampshire is a unique blend of artistic, traditional woodworking and engineering talent.
A REFLECTION OF NATURE
Natural, strong and distinctive, wood is an unmistakable material. Like a person, no tree is alike. Each tree is genetically unique and experiences the elements of wind, rain, and sun in different measures. The material of choice for thousands of years, wood is a delightful contrast to synthetic materials and a practical material for everyday living.
EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES OF WOOD
Our commitment to original design and fine American craftsmanship is demonstrated in all our items from our bookmarks to wooden boards. One of our first creations was our unique wooden cogs. In order for wood gears to turn, they must be precisely made and designed with the material in mind. Wood is not a static material; it expands and contrasts according to the relative humidity in the surrounding air. Our cogs demonstrate not only the challenges of working with wood but what is possible.