berkshirebowls

Berkshire Bowls - Puzzles, Decor, Bowls and More!

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berkshirebowls

Berkshire Bowls - Puzzles, Decor, Bowls and More!

1077 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(239)
Scott Snella

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Scott Snella

Backhoe Decor and Puzzle in Yellow
$34.99
Custom Name Puzzle and Children's Room Decor
$34.99
Motorcycle Decor and Puzzle Made from Wood
$24.99
Owl Decor and Puzzle in Blue
$34.99
Pelican Puzzle and Children's Decor
$24.99
Whale Puzzle and Decoration in Pink
$24.99
Balloon Puzzle and Rainbow Decor
$24.99
Puzzle Rocket Ship, Handmade and Handpainted
$17.99
Whale Decor and Puzzle with Waves in Blue
$34.99
Peace Sign Decor and Puzzle in Pink
$34.99
Ring Dish Made from Maple Wood
$24.99
Grasshopper Decor and Kids Puzzle in Green
$24.99
Cat Decor and Jigsaw Puzzle Painted Brown
$24.99
Whale Puzzle with Waves and Room Decor in Blue
$24.99
Sailboat Puzzle and Children's Room Decor
$34.99
Elephant Puzzle and Room Decor
$24.99
Lighthouse Puzzle and Room Decor
$24.99
Wine Glass Set Made from Chestnut Wood
$89.99
Children's Violin Puzzle and Decor
$24.99
Pink Whale Puzzle and Decoration
$34.99
Texas Wood Puzzle - Educational Toy
$16.99
Butterfly Decor and Puzzle in Purples and Blues
$34.99
Dog Puzzle and Decor
$24.99
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5 out of 5 stars
(239)
Kirsten Paust

Kirsten Paust on Nov 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing craftsmanship. Love it - definitely will become part of our traditional thanksgiving decorations!

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Updates

Hmmmm... I wonder what puzzle is being made for the shop this Christmas season? I know, strange to be talking about that time already.

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Michigan Jigsaw Puzzle Made from Wood
$16.99
The squirrels are gathering nuts for winter and getting ready for Christmas! Start your shopping early!

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Even though it is a beautiful day outside, I am whipping up some blue whale puzzles for the shop. Stop in and check them out!

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Whale Decor and Puzzle with Waves in Blue
$34.99
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About

Berkshire Bowls: Wood Puzzles and More

Welcome to the Berkshire Bowls shop. My name is Scott and I started Berkshire Bowls in the fall of 2010. I have actually been in the technology field for several years and have run my own sports game site since 2001. In the fall of 2010, I hatched the idea for Berkshire Bowls.

Berkshire Bowls originally started as a hand turned wood bowl business. I think that ultimately it wasn’t as much about bowls as it was about allowing my creativity to flow. One of my favorite parts of the hand turned pieces I make is scouring the woods looking for just the right tree limb or stump to make something spectacular. I always use wood from a tree that has been taken down for other reasons. Truth be told, it isn’t as much to be eco-friendly as it is that I am a little scared of felling a tree. Either way, it is an earth friendly method to bring spectacular wood pieces to the shop.

What started with bowls, quickly branched out to boxes (or stash boxes as they are sometimes known), wine glasses, pens, bottle stoppers and more. Each has its own unique nuances in turning. They also each have their own style possibilities and designs.

In 2011, while browsing a top classified site, I came across a great piece of machinery for sale. Never one to pass up a good deal on power tools, I picked it up. Faced with the challenge of trying to find something fun to make with the new tool, I started dabbling in wood puzzles. Although I don’t collect the wood for the puzzles in the forest, all of the puzzle designs are my own (I know, there are only so many ways you can make a puzzle of Texas, right? Ok, so, the outlines aside from the states are mine.). A new shop favorite was born, the wood puzzle. Since the first puzzle I made (a 9 to 11 piece rocket ship out of MDF board) I have been developing new pieces, with different highlights and media. Whether the puzzles are painted, wood burned, natural or some combination, I am always trying to come up with fun puzzles for children and adults alike.

As the shop continues to grow, so, too, does my creative desire. I am always working on new ideas, new pieces and new ways to bring Berkshire Bowls to the public.

If you are looking for some great vintage jewelry finds, please stop by and visit The Family Joolz run by my friend Melissa: http://thefamilyjoolz.etsy.com.

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