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A very warm welcome to our Folksy shop.

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 decorated trees, called our Fantasy Forest, are gilded with gold and silver leaf, and confetti metals called tamise and abburstig. We also use a range of gilding flakes called Cosmic Shimmer and Aurora Flakes when a specific colour and texture is desired. 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. Our 'Raw' range of trees are gilded without a wax preliminary sealer, so that the grain is more pronounced.

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.

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

Native English hardwood stacking bricks

Native English hardwood stacking bricks
£65.00 1 Available
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We are delighted to present our 9 piece, 2 inch stacking brick boxed set, comprising 3 each in walnut, oak and elm.

A couple of years ago we were commissioned to make a set of these stacking bricks. They were very well received and we have finally decided to create two sets to add to our Folksy portfolio.

With babies approaching their first birthday in mind, Nick set about creating bricks that would help to stimulate the development from palmar grasp to pincer grip. Nick is a patient and careful craftsman and each block receives his meticulous attention to finish to ensure the safe and smooth finish that our standards demand. Our block dimensions are approximate and are intended simply as a guide.

Our blocks are robust and will withstand the usual nursery/playroom punishment! Finished with Chestnut Food Safe Oil, our native English stacking blocks are fine examples of different wood grains and they look wonderful stacked on a shelf.

We have another set ready, crafted from elm, ask and tulipwood (picture 5).


We love natural wood, for its beauty, colour and simplicity. As parents and grandparents we are interested in child development and the part that we can play as artisans with imagination!

We were recently commissioned to make a simple set of blocks and as part of our research we looked at a vast array of blocks available commercially to see what we might learn. Our customer (a teacher) was absolutely clear that she wanted no embellishment, no letters or distractions so that a child's dexterity and imagination might flourish more freely.

Our stacking blocks are a simple concept crafted from super quality native English wood, and are created to inspire, support and contribute positively to an important childhood milestone.

Shipping & delivery

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

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £5.00 £3.00

Returns & Shipping Policy

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

Please note that if your order is being posted outside mainland UK, you (or the recipient) may have to pay customs or VAT charges and a handling fee. The seller is not responsible for any charges or fees that may incur.

Read the Folksy Returns Policy.