will enhance your quality of life, inspire your best work and last a lifetime.
Founded by furniture maker and woodcarver Sten Havumaki with his wife Lauren, HANDSOME TOOL COMPANY provides elegant handmade quality wooden tools for finer work and living.
Utility. Durability. Beauty.
Our original designs are influenced by traditional tools, antique woodenware, early American furniture, and Sloyd (the Swedish handcraft tradition). The result is functional forms composed of graceful lines and pleasing proportions while highlighting the natural colors and patterns of the wood.
Handsome Tool Co. is the culmination of the value these tools have proven in Sten’s own life, and the positive response from friends and family over the years.
We are very excited to now offer these products to a wide audience and look forward to providing you with quality, handmade tools. Please contact us if you are interested in discussing a custom order.
Many of our tools are made from off-cuts and scraps from our parent company, Oak & Laurel Workshop. A humble piece of wood that is unusable for furniture and scraps that were destined for the wood stove can find a new lease on life in a beautiful tool that will bring years of value to you.
Our tools are crafted in small batches sometimes limited to the stock available. Sten selects and processes the wood, shapes, turns, sands and finishes each piece by hand. As a fine furniture maker and wood carver, Sten has very high standards. This process takes time and produces truly beautiful, useful tools for your continued enjoyment.