Valentine’s Day gifts for an Australian summer

Posted on February 07, 2017 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Kissing couple

Traditional Valentine’s Day gifts just won’t work in the sizzling summer we are currently having – your roses will shrivel in a day and your chocolates will melt on the way home. But give your sweetheart something from our range of hand crafted woodwork and it will stand up to the heat; made from native Australian timbers it is made for the job – and beautiful!

Just in, the Drew boxes are perfect for him or her but demand is as high as the temperatures so get in early

Drew Blackwood Large BoxDrew Sassafras Large BoxDrew Tiger Myrtle Standard Box

Drew Tiger Myrtle Long Box

Candles say romance

Jarrah Tea Light Candle HolderBoxed Pair of Banksia Nut Tea Light Candle HoldersBanksia Nut Tea Lite Candle Holder

Boxed Pair of Banksia Nut Tea Light Candle Holders

These trinket boxes are unique and cute

Curly Trinket BoxOval Trinket Boxes

Large Wobble Trinket Box

Perfect for his keys/sunnies/wallet/phone

Tamar Compact Blackwood General Purpose BoxTamar Small Blackwood General Purpose Box

Tamar Medium Sassafras General Purpose BoxTamar Medium Tiger Myrtle General Purpose Box

For Mr or Ms chess enthusiast

"Koi" Chess Board SetGecko Chessboard

The chef’s board for the home chef

The Chef's Chopping Board

So there are a few hot ideas for a sizzling Valentine’s Day but check out our online store for more unique and beautiful, Australian-made gifts.

We are celebrating Australian Day

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Australian Made and Owned Logo

We are celebrating Australia Day not with any flag waving or face painting but just some quiet pride that our range of woodwork is guaranteed 100% Australian made – by local craftsmen, from our superb native timbers, sustainably sourced of course.

3 Australian Woodworkers talkingAustralian woodworker using a machine

Photo of Chris RobbinsPhoto of Michael

And you are helping us

With the help of you, our customers, we sustain dozens of little one-man workshops who hopefully pass on their traditional skills of woodturning, carving, cabinetry and marquetry just to name a few, to a new generation. We think you would agree that supporting these craftsmen is a fine thing in itself quite apart from the beautiful hand-crafted objects that make such wonderful gifts for yourself or others.

Australian woodworker carvingPhoto of Trevor Short on Lathe

So a happy Australia Day to all our customers past present and future; we and our woodworkers from all over Australia thank you, we couldn’t continue without you.

David, eco factory foreman


What to do with a loved-one’s ashes?

Posted on January 18, 2017 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Photo of Daisies

A personal choice

What people decide to do with the ashes of a loved one is a very personal thing and thankfully, often clear instructions have been left, but if not, you might choose to scatter them, bury them under a tree or in a favourite spot, keep them at a crematorium where family can visit and pay respects or divide them up among the family to either keep or do any of the above with.

Lighting a Red Candle

Grieving should not be rushed

Perhaps though, you haven’t decided what you want to do with the ashes and meanwhile you want them near you while you think about it and get used to the idea of that person no longer being part of your everyday life.  Often people want the ashes in a spot they walk past many times a day with the comforting sight of an ashes container helping them feel that a loved one hasn’t just disappeared like that!

Cremation Ashes Box Tiger Myrtle

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You may want to keep talking to them

This is well known behaviour especially among long time partners who want to continue to talk to the person with whom they have shared their innermost thoughts and feelings over a lifetime, two famous examples being Jack Halford in ‘New Tricks’ who talked to his dead wife Mary, with musings about his current case and Maggie Beare in ‘Mother and Son’ who talked to the rose bush under which her dead husband Leo’s ashes were buried.

Cremation Ashes Box Tiger Myrtle

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Waiting to be Together

Often the ashes of a loved one are kept in the family until they can be mingled and put together with those of a life partner and it’s important that they are kept safe and secure until that time. So, whether you are undecided what to do, or just want to keep your loved one close or are maybe waiting for a future ceremony, our hand-crafted wooden ashes box will fulfill your needs.

Cremation Ashes Box Tiger MyrtleOpening Cremation Ashes BoxOpen Cremation Ashes Box

Designed for safety and elegance in beautiful native timbers

The Australian Woodwork cremation ashes box has been thoughtfully designed with both secure storage and beauty of form in mind. The safety of your loved one’s ashes is ensured by the screw on, screw off base – this means no lids, accidents or resulting spills. The graceful, simple form of the box with its curved base panels lets the warm, natural glow of wood  be the main feature. In warm wood rather than cold metal, elegant rather than flashy, this box makes a lovely home for those very important contents.

Cremation Ashes Box Sassafras

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Cremation Ashes Box Sassafras

Cremation Ashes Box Sassafras

Charming Stocking Fillers

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

Do you have lots of little gifts to buy for extended family or work colleagues? Something small and not too expensive but that is unusual, well made and has charm is a difficult combination but we have some suggestions from our range of hand-made woodcraft that do the combination with ease!

No Worries All Wood KeyringsSewing-needle Case

Red Ironbark Gumleaf Letter OpenerAustralian Wildflower Bookmarks (Set of 3)

Australian Animal Bookmarks (Set of 3)Mini Australian Outback Landscape

Mini SydneyscapeRedgum Classic Wine Bottle Stoppers

She-Oak Classic Wine Bottle StoppersTea Caddy and Coffee Jar Scoop

Jarrah Tea Light Candle HolderGarden Dibber Celery-top Pine


Our top 10 best sellers – guaranteed Christmas winners!

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Sarah Davidson Comments (0)

We decided to take a lead from our customers’ favourite picks of the year to give you a list of our most popular products. Choose from among these top 10 sellers and be confident that friends and family will love them.

1. Boxed pair of Banksia T-lights

Boxed Pair of Banksia Nut Tea Light Candle Holders

These 2 other Banksia options are worth a look too!

Banksia Scent Pot and Fragrant OilBanksia Nut Tea Lite Candle Holder

2. Masters Sassafras Salt & Pepper Mills

Masters Sassafras Salt & Pepper Mills

Also available in Blackwood and Huon Pine

Masters Blackwood Salt & Pepper MillsMasters Huon Pine Salt & Pepper Mills

3. Red Hardwood Long Tongs

Red Hardwood Long Wooden Tongs

Also available in the shorter model

Red Hardwood Kitchen Tongs

4. Jarrah Twist Pen

Jarrah Ballpoint Pen

5. Ancient Redgum Birds

Ancient Australian Redgum BirdAncient Australian Redgum Bird

6. Tamar General Purpose Box

Tamar Medium Tiger Myrtle General Purpose Box

2 sizes, 3 timbers: Tiger Myrtle, Sassafras and Blackwood

Tamar Medium Sassafras General Purpose BoxTamar Large Blackwood General Purpose Box

7. Australian Animal and Native Wildflower Coasters

Australian Animal CoastersAustralian Wildflower Coasters

8. French Style Rolling Pin

French Style Rolling Pins

9. Large Orb Pepper Mills

Large also in Huon Pine

Large Orb Blackwood Pepper Mill

Giant Blackwood

Giant Orb Blackwood Pepper Mill

10. Tubb Cheeseboard and Cheese-knife Gift Bundle

Gift Bundle: Cheeseboard & Cheese Knife