Wood Craft Items
Here at the Lavender Farm we are lucky enough to have fifty acres of ancient woodland, which we take care and pride to manage sympathetically. Like any woodland, trees get blown over and coppices need attention, supplying Reuben with the raw materials for him to use his woodcraft skills producing a variety of original, attractive and practical pieces.
They are an environmentally friendly and sustainable by-product of the woods management. All the items are of high quality, hand-crafted, and unique.
Some items are by order only and others directly available from both our online and farm shop.
A distinctive, eye-catching reindeer crafted from wind fallen trees in our ancient woodland. It cleverly uses the different shape of each log to create each reindeer differently. Rudolf comes as a flat pack style, so can be taken apart and repacked easily for next year. The size of Rudolf is around 2½ft tall for internal use and larger ones can be created for external usage as requried. As you can see from the picture, the antlers are ideal for hanging decorations from and can be used as a substitute for the traditional Xmas tree.
The natural materials used mean these will be looking great for many Christmases unlike a traditional cut Christmas tree which will soon start malting needles and turn brown.
Made from a solid ash log with the bark attached, these are both decorative and practical. They are able to safely hold one or two bottles by the neck and will look just as good in a country cottage or a modern kitchen.
Unique display bottle holders
Why not compliment your open fire or wood burner with one of these handmade log baskets. Made from a sold ash timber frame with woven hazel rod panels these are not just attractive but also robust and functional. You could also use the as toy boxes, laundry baskets, or for general storage.
They come in three sizes, big "Bertha", medium "Ethel" and small "Edie".
Any time of year in the Britain is the time of year for an umbrella stand. As these are best placed handily in the hallway it makes sense to have one that is attractive. Ours are made from an ash frame held together with wooden pins rather than screws, which make the fixings a feature that enhance its looks rather than the metal head of a screw or nail that can detract from the item.
The panels are filled with woven hazel rods, providing a contrast in both colour and texture from the light ash frame. As these are crafted from solid timber they are heavy enough to be stable when holding your umbrellas or walking sticks.
Ever popular, the changing colour and intensity of a candles flame is an effective way of creating a peaceful, welcoming and intimate atmosphere. To enhance this effect why not try one of our handmade candle holders?
Cut from a solid ash log, the bark is removed for safety and holes drilled to place your candles in securely. The holder in the picture is for three candles and the hole diameters vary from model to model, as these are handmade call in or phone us with your particular requirements and Reuben will make one to meet your needs, if possible.
Whilst thinking about candles have a look at our range of scented ones to use in your new holder.
As one of the most used items in the kitchen and often left on the work surface near the bread bin, why not treat yourself and your home to a solid ash board? Much more attractive than a shop bought plastic or wooden block version, ours are handmade from a thick piece of ash and then oiled with natural sunflower oil,
to bring out the natural beauty of the timber and add durability.
Various bread board sizes are available please enquire
The humble wooden spoon, a staple of kitchen utensils for centuries, is sometimes overlooked, with plastic, metal or a kitchen gadget used for mixing instead.
But wooden spoons have a lot to offer cooks. They are strong so great for stirring thick batters and cake mixes and scraping the bottom of pans, and they won’t melt in hot substances or heat up quickly like metal or plastic. They won’t scratch your favourite mixing bowl either or react with acidic ingredients like lemons or tomatoes as metal spoons can.
If you’re going to use a wooden spoon with all its advantages, why not have one of ours that’s hand carved from a piece of solid ash and oiled for durability and brings out the wood grain. They also look more attractive than their modern equivalent when stored in a jar or utensil holder on your worktop.
These are all handmade so please call in or phone and tell us what you need and Reuben will do his best to help.