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Our waney-edged cheeseboards, food planks, table-centres and conversation pieces are patiently crafted from native British wood. Our pieces are characterised by their dramatic grain configuration, gnarly knots, branch buds and burrs and eccentric form. All food boards are fine sanded and finished with food safe oil. We provide care kits for all of our boards.

From the Waney Grain lathe we create food-safe sommeliers, fruit bowls, elegant dishes and pretty trinket pots in a wide range of wood varieties and sizes.

We produce charming Christmas trees and snowmen in a range of sizes, from 2 inch to 10 inch and in a wide variety of woods. Finished to a high standard that leaves a silk-like feel, these beautiful ornaments are popular all year round, and our customers typically buy them in odd-number collections. We also make these as tree-dangles to hang from a real Christmas tree! The natural colour palettes are tremendously broad and varied, and we use no artificial dyes or stains. Our boxed sets of 3 tree-dangles and 7 variety sample sets make delightful gifts.

Our range of decorated trees is new, and includes tamise/abburstig gilded trees that gleam with the colours of Italian metal confetti gilding. This style of gilding gives a dappled, textured look but feels smooth to the touch. The gilding is protected with a soft sealing varnish to prevent colour fade or tarnishing.

We create tea-light holders in flat form and as Christmas trees/snowmen.
We also create candle sticks and decorative ornaments including wooden goblets and wooden bottles.

The Waney Grain Gallery Collection is an opportunity for you to acquire highly figured and eccentrically patterned cheeseboards, bowls and objet d’art, some of which are gilded with gold, platinum and silver. They are crafted from both native British and exotic woods and all are finished to a superb standard. For this collection we seek out the unusual, the scarce and the most beautiful woods and explore their possibilities as both practical and decorative pieces.

We warmly welcome requests for a bespoke service, both for our boards and our turnery.

Cherry wood, silver and palladium rainbow tree

Cherry wood, silver and palladium rainbow tree
£145.00 1 Available
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We are delighted to introduce our colourful and bright rainbow tree .

Crafted from beautifully figured native British cherry wood, this 10 inch tree has been gilded with fine quality coloured silver leaf to create a top-to-bottom rainbow. The little base has been gilded with precious palladium leaf. The wood has been finished with wax, and the coloured silver has been sealed with a protective coat of shellac.

I have used a technique called 'pounce' gilding to create a very pleasing 'distressed' look to the coloured silver, and I particularly like the way that this reveals traces of red 'bole' (the receiving medium).

I decided to ask Nick to create a 13 skirt tree for me to gild, so that I could leave a naked wood skirt between each coloured skirt. I think this works beautifully - keeping a balance between the beauty of the cherry wood and the bright colours of the rainbow.

Our rainbow tree is part of our Gallery Collection and is a unique, imaginative and strikingly beautiful decorative piece.

We offer free shipping, and welcome enquiries for this and other pieces in our collection.


As part of our Gallery Collection, this beautiful rainbow tree showcases Nick's wonderful skill as a wood turner along with my passion for gilding.

Nick has turned a sleek and utterly charming 13 skirt tree from native British cherry wood, and handed it over to me to gild. I love the idea of using coloured silver leaf to create a top-to-bottom rainbow tree, and I just love the naked wood that we've left between each coloured skirt.

We've created this tree as a decorative piece that can add a splash of colour to any room! Perfect as a gift or as an indulgence!

We offer this piece with free UK shipping, and warmly welcome enquiries for bespoke trees and forests.

Shipping & delivery

This item is made-to-order and will be posted to you by Waney Grain within 3 days of receiving payment.

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Returns Policy

This is a custom-made item and cannot be returned unless faulty.

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