Walnut Hollow was founded in 1972 by Dave Ladd when he had an idea after watching his wife, Nancy, create unique découpage projects from crosscut pieces of wood taken from the family tree farm. This idea sparked the creation of Walnut Hollow’s first product line, Walnut Country Rounds®.
Since then, Walnut Hollow has grown from a small, family-owned business in Dodgeville, WI to an internationally renowned wood manufacturer. Walnut Hollow became a leader in the craft and hobby industry and well known for a wide array of best-selling programs such as Creative Woodburning®, clock making, wood carving, wood surfaces, signboards and award-winning hot tools and accessories.
Although Dave and Nancy have since retired, company ownership still remains within the family. Dave and Nancy's children, Sandy and Chris, are the current President and Chief Financial Officer respectively.