Wooden Boxes, Seamless joinery, Liquid finishes

Souris, Manitoba

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Paul Gignac

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Paul Gignac


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About PaulsFineWoodworking

Sales 717
On Etsy since 2015

Seamless joinery, natural beauty and exquisite custom designs. Visit my website.

Paul’s work is known for its masterful design, seamless joinery and liquid-smooth finish. He has designed a variety of limited-production pieces including Jewelry/Keepsake/Multi/use Boxes as well as Home Entertainment Centers
Paul has been producing custom works and accessories since 1987. He is a self-taught woodworker and still works alone in his one-man woodshop.

"I make things of wood that I'd like to have myself. Functional pieces that are quiet, peaceful, and a pleasure to touch and look at. My approach emphasizes select materials, structural integrity and utility. The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."
"I strive for designs and methods that improve the product’s function and appearance. My finishes are hand rubbed applications to enhance the wood’s natural beauty."

This approach, I believe, was at one time fundamental. In a modern age when the emphasis in most products is on good looks that last only a few years until the product needs replacement—a time of instant gratification in a throw-away society—I try in all aspects of my work and personal life to espouse and promote enduring durability and beauty.

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  • Paul Gignac

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on 12 August, 2019
My wood products are a simple and elegant design with practical functionality, and fully handcrafted.
I make affordable handmade Jewelry and Keepsake boxes that are highly crafted and beautiful.

"Often I’ll conceive a project just because it’s something I want to do, not necessarily because I think it will sell. Most woodworkers don’t allow themselves this freedom."

I have very strict standards for my work and I will never sell a box that does not meet all of my standards. My products are built to last, and to become heirlooms.

I use primarily Cherry, Curly Maple, Walnut, Purple heart, Wenge and sometimes Bubinga and carefully select pieces of wood with unique grain.

All of my work is done without the use of man made wood

I do not use any Veneers, dyes or stains, the natural beauty of the woods is allowed to shine through.

My wife Cairn and I reside in the very small town of Souris, Manitoba Canada.

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Paul Gignac

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
My goal is your complete satisfaction. So if you are not satisfied with your purchase in anyway please contact me and I will come up with the right solution for you.

I accept returns and exchanges on a case by case basis.
For any approved returns and exchanges the buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss or cost to restore.

Thank You
Paul Gignac
All parcels are shipped Canada Post or UPS as an option