Announcement REALLY BEAUTIFUL RECYCLED WOOD. Everything is handcrafted by me in my tiny workshop. I scavenge wood from local woodlands for the footstools and find discarded wood pallets for the birdboxes and milk caddies. Offcuts, often donated by friends or collected from builders' skips, are used for other products. I never purchase any wood, only nails, screws, glue and hinges. I add some wood stain, wood oil, and a coat of varnish and you have a unique, rustic, handmade gift for someone who appreciates the unusual.
REALLY BEAUTIFUL RECYCLED WOOD. Everything is handcrafted by me in my tiny workshop. I scavenge wood from local woodlands for the footstools and find discarded wood pallets for the birdboxes and milk caddies. Offcuts, often donated by friends or collected from builders' skips, are used for other products. I never purchase any wood, only nails, screws, glue and hinges. I add some wood stain, wood oil, and a coat of varnish and you have a unique, rustic, handmade gift for someone who appreciates the unusual.
Lesley on 28 Aug, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great caddy thank you and order process very easy. Lots of questions answered and lovely product when it arrived. Many thanks
Dave responded on 21 Sep, 2022
Lesley, I am so pleased you like it and was happy to make a "special" just for you. It is good to create something so personalised. Dave.
paulatonks on 24 Aug, 20225 out of 5 stars
A great product just received. Wife and I very happy with quality and it's Home made!
Dave responded on 25 Aug, 2022
Thanks for the review. I do like to hear if my customers like what they get. Especially as they are all unique. So pleased you like it. Yes, it is "home-made". I too think they look great, a real thing, not something made from a kit of parts. Enjoy! Dave
Lisa on 22 Aug, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great rustic style!
Dave responded on 25 Aug, 2022
Glad you like them. They really help recycling wood as they are cut from the off-cuts. I think they are charming. Dave
Karen on 06 Aug, 20225 out of 5 stars
Very happy with this item. At last cool milk that has not been pecked by the birds. Looks good. Nicely made. Thanks
I am so pleased you like it, Karen. Like you many of my customers but the Caddy to protect their milk from the pesky birds.
Sarah on 04 Aug, 20225 out of 5 stars
Really lovely but over taped making it really difficult to undo and the small from paint stencilling was extremely strong. Nonetheless it's fabulous
Hi Sarah, sorry if my packing tape was over-enthusiastic. I like to make sure my recycled packaging is secure. Hope the smell of the painted word MILK has now disappeared.
susanmacdonaldno1 on 30 Jul, 20224 out of 5 stars
Hand crafted item.. so it is unique which is nice. Have got this to try any keep my milk delivery cool.. so far so good.. I might try putting a cooler block in to add to the insulation layer. Good communication from Dave.. and it was couriered and VERY well wrapped.
Yes, every one is unique it really depends on the wood a scrounge from old pallets as to the colour and the way it all goes together.
tracy on 04 Jul, 20225 out of 5 stars
Perfect for two milk bottles. Looks good too.
sarahkimberlywatts on 12 Jun, 20225 out of 5 stars
Lovely rustic milk caddy - has so far prevented foxes from knocking over our bottles and drinking all our milk!
Dave responded on 12 Jun, 2022
I am so pleased it is keeping the fox off your milk. I get so many customers saying it is foxes or squirrels.
Chiara on 09 Jun, 20225 out of 5 stars
very good product, I recommend.
It all started with a repair
I bought some seagrass and made a repair to an old footstool. I had some seagrass left over so I made a stool frame out of wood I found in our local nature reserve. Everyone said how good it looked so I thought maybe I could make some more.0
Seagrass is quite costly, and only in one colour, so I bought some Jute and tried various patterns and colours.
LOOK AT MY FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE COLOUR AND PATTERN OPTIONS
I have also added many other items to my product range in particular bird boxes made with wood from old pallets and other offcuts, Every bird box is unique. no two are the same. Aso Bug Hotels and Tea Light holders as table centre-pieces.
My best seller is a wooden milk caddy/milk store, made to hold two, three or four standard milk bottles. A hinged lid to keep birds and other voracious animals out. All from recycled wood.
I am retired and love working with wood scavenged from woodlands. As well as footstools I make Bird boxes, Bird Feeders, Bird Tables and Bug Hotels. Most popular are the door step Milk Stores, all from recycled wood, mainly old pallets.
Customs and import taxes
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
- Custom or personalised orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I accept returns I do not accept returns
I accept exchanges I do not accept exchanges
I accept cancellations I do not accept cancellations
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Frequently asked questions
All my products are hand-made and the sizes quoted may well vary slightly. I am happy to send photos with more accurate dimensions if size is critical.
Custom and personalised orders
I am able to customise footstools with variations on weave or colours of Jute. However it will take up to two weeks to create a customised footstool. See my FACEBOOK page for all variations on colours, patterns and materials. Milk Caddies too can be customised to suit other bottle or carton sizes.
Footstools are made from scavenged wood and receive a light, dull, varnish coat. They should not be left near a heat source, such as an open fire, wood stove or hot radiator as the wood may dry out, bend or fracture.
All wood used is recycled. I treat it with teak oil and a light coat of a full varnish. Retreating the wood once a year with teak oil well help it last and keep it looking good. Milk Caddys, if left outdoors, should be re-varnished occasionally.
Delivery lead time and stock held
I always have some footstools and bird boxes in stock. Their styles and finishes vary and I am happy to send photos of current stock for you to select. If I do not have the exact colour of footstool you require in stock it will take about 6 days to make one.Please contact me. I make MILK CADDIES to order. They take 4-5 days to make. Delivery is by UPS standard service (2 days). A signature is required upon delivery.
Do you need a signature upon delivery
Yes, I use UPS who will only leave the package if it is signed for. You can have the package delivered to a UPS Collection Point near you (usually a corner shop). Please ask for this by contacting me prior to shipment.