Our Story

People matter.  It is as simple as that.  


Dave and I are so very proud to be building a business where people are our most important resource.   Our incredible customers, friends, and employees have created the business that Dave and I are working hard to steer. 

Through an incredibly crazy word-of-mouth network, our loyal customers have implemented the best marketing plan that any business could ask for.  Collaboration with our customers, our stores, and our employees has created an army of very devoted and excited people who have helped us grow Second Nature by Hand.  We are proud to be a small artisan business that stands shoulder to shoulder with companies much larger than ourselves.    

The world doesn’t build things the way they used to, but we do.  Second Nature by Hand creates quality, one-of-a-kind products.  Our products contain a story, a soul, a moment of history.  Working with reclaimed materials on selected pieces allows us to offer our customers a fleeting treasure that is only available for as long as our limited supply of raw materials lasts.  100 year old buildings made of 18 inch timbers are hard to find and are not being replaced.  We are proud to create artwork from such special, unique and finite materials.

As we’ve grown as a company, we’ve put our dear customers through almost every test imaginable.  Our loyal customers have been our teachers, mentors, and biggest cheerleaders as we’ve worked to put the pieces in place and systems in order.  Our customers want to do business with us not because we are perfect, but because we are real.  People will always come first.  They are the lifeblood of our business.  We are so blessed to share this journey with all of you who truly understand what it means to run a small business; you inspire us every day to continue to create new products.

We are proud to say that we have built a business in the USA that has created jobs and enriched the lives of many.

They don't make things like they used to, but we do.  May our handmade treasures with soul enhance the sales in your store, and the walls of your home.




David & Jennifer Tubbin