A corking new idea!

We’ve never stoked cork products, it wasn’t so much the argument whether it’s wood or not, more the simple fact that while wood is textured, grained and infinity variable, cork is just a little bit plain; too homogeneous to have the character of a hardwood. But you can’t help feeling a little sorry for an environmentally friendly industry that has been usurped by composite corks and metal lids, so we’ve had another look, and look…

The Muggles Pensieve

A reliable method for non-wizarding folk to store memories. It’s all very well for those high-wizards to store and share memories with their fancy pensieves, but here’s a work-around for the rest of us. It is also sometimes called a memory stick, because it stores your memories and it was made from a stick! a quote form the owner of Down To The Wood We have it it walnut and soon in Maple, they’re all…

Oiling Boards

There is a lot of work preparing these wooden boards, then about 3 hours under the laser, but you still don’t really know what you’ve got until the oil goes on. Perry Bond Just watch this Golden retriever board Each board is a one-off, and they sell quite quickly, so we’re keeping a record of our boards over at Pinterest If there’s an image you would like to see on a board, just leave a…

Is it a Westie?

We know our woods, we though we knew our dogs, but now we’re not so sure! Is it a Westie?Yorkie?Jack Russell?Border Terrier? Well, it’s on Alder wood; at least we know that! Here are some other designs:All about 15″ x 10″ (380mm x 250mm) These are all one-offs and some are already sold, but we are happy to attempt any image or re-do one we have already tried. A complete gallery of these boards can…

Alder Animal Coasters

We designed some coasters last year, asked a man with a machine to laser them for me in Oak… when he had finished, he said ‘all done, only I couldn’t get oak, so we used bamboo’ …well we do like I bit of environmentally friendly grass; but it’s not very English, the New Forest is not exactly famous for it’s swathes of bamboo! So earlier this year, we had a chance meeting with another man…
The Bewitching Yew greetings card

The Bewitching Yew

Come sit awhile under my shade in a quiet corner of the churchyard. Breathe deeply the aroma ofmy sweet fermenting berries; relax as wood nymphs and faeries dance on the edge of yourvision, as your thoughts mingle with your dreams.Take my bark, my wood, my leaves or my berries, make medicine or poison; your choice.But save my trunk for the master bowyer; for when the King calls, the longbow is all that will standbetween you and ruin.…