Spruce Knot Lab is an experimental woodworking and custom furniture business located in Bloomington, Indiana. We have developed a reputation as one of the top woodworking companies in Bloomington and have been designing and creating high-quality pieces since 2021. We have had the pleasure and privilege of bringing items into reality for a wide assortment of clients. As professional makers we enjoy testing the limits of what materials can do, and are fascinated by how particular items can be created in unique ways.
We believe the aim of every project is to craft well-designed works of art that are beautiful and functional. Above all, their passion for design and creation comes from the desire to bring incredible ideas come to life. We make every effort to select locally harvested wood products for each piece. These unique works are handcrafted by Dakotah Konicek.
Spruce Knot Lab is a family owned and operated, veteran run business.
A decade in the making, the vision started in art school. The son of a woodworker and school teacher Dakotah Konicek enlisted into the United States Air Force. It was here that Dakotah envisioned his future of making. After serving he studied Fine Art with a focus in sculpture from the University of Wyoming and continued his studies at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with a masters in sculpture. With a terminal degree he taught drawing and 3D design at Indiana University. In 2019 he left academia and decided to pursue his passion of making and broke ground on the construction of a new studio / wood shop. Despite countless challenges throughout the following years we officially founded Spruce Knot Lab in the summer of 2021 and have been actively making since.