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…

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…

Our first cheese board

We’ve been playing with our new laser a while now, but it’s hard to get it running without the odd hiccup and as images take a long while we usually get a programme crash or the laser not stepping the correct amount. But here is our first success. It took just over 4 hours! New Forest English Oak Otter engraved Cheese Board £35 15″ x 10″ The English Oak; three hundred years to grow, three…
Engraved chopping boards

..so what wood is that chopping board?

Have you a beautiful wooden chopping board? Or would you like one? Not sure you’ll remember where it came from or what wood it’s made from? We think we have the answer:- As well as our range of beech boards, we are starting a new range of locally sourced hardwood chopping boards with the name of the wood and where it came from engraved into the edge of the board. We currently have some English…
A wooden spoon with engraved handle

Buy a spoon- save a fridge

Want an inexpensive memory of the New Forest, but worried another fridge magnet might be the final straw that rips the door off your fridge? At 12″ this solid beech spoon will create quite a stir with it’s laser engraved handle. In case you can’t read it in thne picture, there is a grazing horse followed by the words ‘The new forest’ followed by a line of four deer. All for the stirring cost of…
Chopping board with a laser engraved fox

A foxy beech chopping board

We used to stock a number of beech boards, but they were a little boring as a gift, so we stocked boards with more interesting grains such as olive and waney edged oak, but missed tradition and practicably of a beech board as they have a natural antiseptic and are easy to clean. So when we found a company that would etch our own fox design into a traditional beech board, we knew we were…