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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 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.

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Yew snowman

Yew snowman
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Beautiful 9 cm snowman turned from yew. The wide grain and colour contrasts are glorious, and there is appears to be a very impish smile on this snowman's face!

With a stylish hat and simple, rotund form, the snowman is a familiar part of traditional Christmas decorations. Our little yew snowman's fascinating colour and sleek hand feel makes him a quirky, eccentric and stylish addition to a Christmas display


Our native English hardwood snowmen are turned from exceptional quality, kiln dried wood that we source from dependable and trusted suppliers in the UK.

We craft our snowmen sympathetically, meaning that the body/head/hat proportions are guided by the turner's eye and the chisel-feel as the shapes emerge. So, although our snowmen are loosely 'similar', there will always be subtle variations - and this is very much part of the charm of our artisan work.

Our snowmen look wonderful as individual characters, but they also look wonderful as family groups, or added to a forest of Waney Grain Christmas trees. We craft our snowmen from a wide variety of hardwoods, both native English and exotic, and offer a wide range of natural colours, forms, grain contouring and hat heights!!!!

We finish each snowman with a wax coating, a hand polishing and a careful assessment of their charming nibbles, gnarls, chisel marks and grain misbehaviours!

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Waney Grain within 3 days of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £3.00 £2.00

Returns & Shipping Policy

You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.

Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken; digital items.

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.