About Us...

You guessed it...every business comes with a creation story and this is ours.  We began in 2000 in Montana on top of a Rocky Mountain.  It was Christmas time and I was hard at work "thinking" about what I was giving to family and friends as gifts.  On the mountain we preferred hand made gifts of course...which made things a bit tricky as I am /was no kind of craftswoman.  Anyway I came up with this idea to take some of the slowly dying lodge pole pines on our ranch and turn them into Coat Trees.  It worked out fabulously!  I managed to get four of them done by Christmas even.  Then I needed something I could make for family far away.  I was scrounging around the work shop one day and found a box of river stones I had collected while accompanying my husband on his fishing jaunts.  After a very frustrating search for some kind of mount and a way to turn a drill press into a wet drill I created natural river stone cabinet knobs and pulls.  Folks liked those as well.  Even though I had a normal day job I decided to launch a small business called Montana Sticks & Stones.  We went online in 2001 and we did pretty well.  Later on when I became single and moved to Arizona (yup- to get out of the snow) we changed our name to RockNKnobs which brings us to today.  We also sell metaphysical stones with the stones that cannot be drilled for knobs.  All of our knobs are drilled and the mount placed inside the stone.  In all these years we have never had a knob fail!!!! ever!!!.  Though we have repaired and reset dozens of knobs from other makers who chose to just glue the stones to the mounts.  End of story...this is a great retirement business and I have many good years left!  Kathleen  who is assisted by Sarah and sometimes even Vince.