Bob Snitzer: Designer / Craftsman
Here you will find elegant handcrafted custom made pens, pencils, urns and other turned items made from both domestic and exotic hardwood or acrylics. There are also other wood gifts you can view at my store. No two wood items are the same due to the nature of wood itself. If you see a pen, pencil, stylus etc., that you like but would like it made from different wood than what is shown, let me know and I'll do my best to craft what you would like. Turnaround time is about three to four weeks or less.
Can I make something for you?
My purpose is to help you celebrate and honor your loved one or pet with a beautiful and functional urn crafted from nature with care and devotion at an affordable price.
"The urn I ordered was for my most favored dog, Max, who had died suddenly at 13 years of age. However heart breaking it was to lose Max, I was most pleased to be able to place his ashes in such a beautifully built Urn. It was as if the Urn was designed to compliment Max’s looks and personality, being of such exquisite wood coloring and so perfectly aligned in every detail. I highly recommend anyone to order one of Bob’s Urns when that special time of need arises." Greg F. Iowa
"The urn came out great. My whole family loves it and the engraving makes it feel very personalized. I can't thank you enough for this now we finally feel like he was laid to rest. We appreciate your time and work on this urn and will remember this forever." Ralph B. Florida
"When I realized that Bob had started making pet urns, I immediately put my order in. Having lost my Golden Retriever over a year ago, I wanted more than the plastic urn the vet provided. I certainly wasn't disappointed with the end product. The extra love and attention to detail were obvious and the inlays were a wonderful touch. It's sturdy, extremely well made, and a beautiful way to honor the memory of a beloved pet. Thanks, Bob!" June H. Washington, IA
"I ordered a beautiful note pad holder and received it in the most perfect condition, within just two weeks.
Excellent craftsmanship and really cute! I can see many uses for this little box, it can hold coins, jewelry, paper clips, rubber bands, oh and post-it notes. What I like about it is that it is hand crafted and it is also signed and dated." Arlene B. Pittsburgh, PA
Crafted From Nature with Care and Devotion
local & one of a kind
The urns that you see are uniquely designed and made in my Iowa workshop. There is nothing imported. I try to use local lumber and/or trees as much as possible. The typical lumber used is cherry, black walnut, oak, pine, maple, butternut and I have a limited supply of reclaimed redwood.
Quality handcrafted cremation urns are carefully made for your pet or for human cremains. There are two types: box style and vase style. The size will depend on the weight of the pet or person upon passing. These urns are made from solid wood and contain no particle board or fabricated material. You will receive the remains in either a plastic bag alone or a bag placed in a box. Urns are specially made to your specifications to ensure a proper fit.
If you are interested in more than one pen, pencil etc., the turnaround time is about 10 to 14 days or less. I try to get them finished as soon as possible and mail them in a velvet bag to protect them from scratches. Most pens take a common Cross refill.
The wood products you see on this site are all handmade and many are unique. The pens, pencils etc., can be duplicated using the same wood or a different color of acrylic. If you are a sports enthusiast a pen can be made with your sports team colors and clip.
Shop for Bowls
I handcraft these wooden bowls and plates so that no two are identical.
Natural Edge Black Walnut Bowl
Apricot Crotch Bowl
Quality Handmade Urns, Bowls & Pens
Submit a custom order by filling out the form or giving me a call!
Can I make something for you?
If you have an upcoming woodworking project, please let me know how I can help. Fill out the form, send me an email or give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you!