CattailsWoodwork

Wood rolling pins, kitchenwares, rustic home decor

Hermitage, Canada · 4144 Sales

CattailsWoodwork

Wood rolling pins, kitchenwares, rustic home decor

Hermitage, Canada 4144 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1106)
Brenda Watts

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Brenda Watts

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5 out of 5 stars
(1106)
Becky Moore

Becky Moore on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully made! The seller was extremely helpful in making sure this item arrived in time for an event. Thank you again for all your help!

cbanderson15

cbanderson15 on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! This was an engagement gift for my daughter. She and her fiance loved it. It was done in a very timely manor and the board was just beautiful. Couldn't be happier!

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With the arrival of May, muddled drinks are on the rise!

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Freshly baked bread deserves a great board.
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About

Handcrafted Wood..made for todays home, sure to be tomorrows heirlooms.

For years I made the daily commute to a 'real' job. When my daughter was in her last year of high school I realized I was living for weekends and if I was going to change things up it had better be soon.

Because of my love for antiques and beautiful wood I spent the next three years in a Fine Woodworking Program at Holland College, spending most days and many evenings there, LOVING every minute. I learned so much and knew I had only scratched the surface.. ..I still learn something new everyday and have a very long 'to do' list, makes each day 'at work' special.

I love all the possibilities of wood and have many special pieces squirreled away waiting for inspiration. My lathe is one of my favorite things, I turn most every day, I also have a great respect and love for hand tools and use them often....It is quiet reflective work that makes a snowy day go by quickly.

I source my wood from sustainably managed woodlots, using local and reclaimed whenever possible. Many local woodlot owners and neighbors will contact me when something special is found on their land, maybe hit by lightening, blown down in a storm or taken down as part of their management practices. Each spring my husband and I plant seedlings of old Acadian Forest species such as red oak, yellow birch and rock maple on our acreage to replace the wood I have used and provide for future generations of woodworkers. My wood studio is an 150 year old carriage house with a sunlight addition we built from lumber we cut and milled from trees in our own forest.

To give back in 2015 I have been setting aside a percentage of my sales to give to MacPhail Woods Ecological Forestry Project's 'Restore An Acre' program on behalf of my woodshop and my wonderful buyers who love wood as much as I do. This initiative will see Provincial Public Forest Land enhanced by the planting of appropriate native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns, including some of the rarest species to be found in our province. The Acadian forest is one of six endangered forest ecosystems listed in North America, as of mid- April Cattails has donated enough to restore two acres, I am hoping for 10 by the end of the year.

Each item is made one at a time here, made to last for generations, to be pleasing to the eye and the hand. From furniture commissions to smaller goods I try to make pieces that will be used and enjoyed every day. My husband and I love to cook in our big farmhouse kitchen, hence my many wooden kitchen wares. Being surrounded by the forest, I tend to make many woodland pieces inspired by what I see when I walk or look out my large shop windows.

My daughter Meghan, who works with warm glass on her days free from her 'real job' shares some of my studio space, she makes all the eyes for the whales, owls, dog and bird carvings. She is also known to spend a Saturday with the sander or the drill press when I am really busy. My husband helps with the packing, is excellent at making odd sized shipping boxes and is invaluable during the Christmas season manning the tape gun...also does a wonderful shop 'clean-up'.

My packaging reflects my commitment to sustainability, I only use natural, eco friendly and/or recycled materials.

Having a sense of humor, some of my pieces are created just to make me laugh....I feel blessed to live the creative life, spend the days with my dogs by my side and to give an occasional chin scratch to my three beautiful British Shorthair cats who hang out in their catio close to my studio on nice days.

Wood is timeless, finely crafted wooden things make both a wonderful gift to give and to receive. I have a small studio gallery here where I welcome many visitors over the summer months. They can meet the maker, see the process, the rough lumber and tools thus gaining an appreciation for the time, skill and attention to detail that goes into each handmade piece.

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  • Brenda Watts

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am an artisan woodworker with a studio just steps from my old farmhouse in rural Prince Edward Island. Days are spent making things from wood, poking around my gardens, playing with dogs & cats and hiking on beautiful trails though our woods.

  • Meghan Watts

    Assistant

    Meghan, my daughter is sometimes called upon to help on Saturdays during really busy times. She is a talented warm glass artist who has a studio space in my home and we have on many occasions combined the two mediums for some beautiful pieces.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 23, 2016
Thank you for browsing my Etsy online shop.
I have been designing, creating, selling and shipping pieces through sales to galleries, shops, online and from my studio at home. You can be sure that each order is appreciated and shop with confidence. I take pride in my work and will stand behind the quality of each item.

I want my work to be admired, used and handed down to future generations. Each piece is carefully crafted, one at a time, with that thought in mind. I want you to not only purchase a functional object but to receive an inspired piece of art for your home or for someone close to your heart.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept both PayPal payments plus Direct Checkout each offering payment with your chosen credit card.
Shipping
All purchases will be carefully packed and shipped with the current turnaround time as noted in the listing plus shipping time.
I ship Canada Post, expect 4-14 days from the ship date for your order to arrive. International orders have different delivery standards. I will be happy to help you out with any questions or special requests.

Larger packages ship Expedited which includes a tracking number that will be sent to you when the package leaves here. If in a very rare case a parcel is lost , I will gladly refund your payment or send a replacement, your choice.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
You will be responsible for any custom, duty, vat fees, handling charges etc.placed on your parcel according to the regulations of your particular country.

Because I can't estimate the length of time your order may be held in customs, the ship times for International shipping are only estimates and not guaranteed. Unfortunately, tracking information is not always available for International Shipping. I appreciate your understanding and patience !

I will ship to the address on file with Etsy, if the ship address is different please leave me a note in the message to seller at checkout.

If you are purchasing one of my pieces for a gift & would like me to ship it directly to the recipient, I'd be happy to do so. I will ship your order nicely packaged, ready for gift giving..I will even include a nice tag with a message from you if you would like. just let me know the recipient's address in the 'message to seller' at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase I will refund or exchange within 60 days of receiving your purchase and it's return to me.
I will cheerfully replace any piece that is damaged on arrival. I do stand behind my work and expect it to last a long time.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do custom orders upon request, you can feel free to contact me.