Norbert Verneuer started his wood craft shop in 1988 in Germany. He only sources local wood that is in close proximity to his shop, which is beech, spruce, pine, and alder. To him it’s important to offer well-made wooden toys that will not be thrown away. He places an emphasis on round and curved shapes for his toys to encourage the child’s creative mind. All surfaces are finished with natural oils and waxes to allow the natural structure and grain of the wood to be seen and felt.