Knotheads is a custom woodworking shop located in Jordan, NY, in beautiful Central New York. I build anything, including fireplace mantels, indoor and outdoor furniture, and cabinetry.

Dan BallHi, I’m Dan Ball, the creative mind behind Knotheads. I work in a garage workshop about 100 feet from my home in Jordan, NY- about 30 miles west of Syracuse. I will always consider myself an amateur woodworker since the root of the word amateur is the Latin “amare” which translates to “love.” It’s the love of the craft which drives me to build things.

In my shop, I use a combination of power and hand tools to cut, shape, and join wood to form finished pieces. I do build from existing plans, but have also begun designing my own stuff within the past couple of years. I find that my own designs are much more fulfilling to complete, since they are my vision from beginning to end.

I’m married to a wonderful woman, and have a young son. My son shares my obsession with working wood, although he’s a bit too young yet to actually build much. I did recently help him complete a bluebird house, which he is very proud of.

If you want to contact me, here’s how to do it:

email: knotheadscny@gmail.com

You can click on these links or the links on the home page for my social media. Links will open in a new window.


Twitter: @knotheadscny




I would like to thank Karen Ball for all of her hard work in designing this website. If it weren’t for her, you wouldn’t be here.

I do accept commissions, so please be sure to drop me a line if you would like something unique for your home, office, etc. Thanks for stopping by!