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Handmade Copse of Trees

Various handmade trees made using offcuts of locally grown hardwoods from the borderlands of Scotland. Handmade by Mike Dixon at the Handmade Craft House, Dumfries

These wonderful handmade tree decorations by Mike from offcuts of timber left after making his frames and chopping boards.

They are roughly finished and are charming on their own, but particularly so when grouped together in a little Copse.

As you can see, when grouped together the variety of the woods used – Ash, Beech, Elm, Oak, Sycamore – achieve a beautiful range of colour, texture and pattern which makes each Copse unique! Each piece of timber used is grown locally in the borderlands of Scotland.

These are available in our Dumfries store and Online either individually or in randomly selected “Copses” of 3 or 5 trees (£8.99, £26 and £42 respectively)

Handmade Copse of Trees by Mike Dixon at the Handmade Craft House, Scotland






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New Beech Cheese Boards Have Arrived

Beech Cheese Platters and Chopping Boards at the Handmade Craft House

Some new Beech cheese boards have arrived in store. Like all of our cheese boards and serving platters, these are handmade by Mike Dixon using locally grown timber from the borderlands of Scotland.

These boards feature some truly beautiful grain and have a lovely, delicate milkiness to the colouring. As with all our boards, they are suitable for preparing and serving food or just to bring a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen!

The boards featured here start at £18 for the small, handled platters, ranging to £39 for the table runner.

You can find more of our exclusive boards and platters here.

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New Photocard Designs


We’ve got a few new designs in our popular Photocards range. These cards feature photographs taken by Mike Dixon and come cello-packed with a recycled kraft envelope. Each card is blank inside for your own message.

The Photocards range – which includes wildlife, landscapes and flowers – can be found here – each card costs £2.50.

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Celebrate Father’s Day with these Quirky Cards

Celebrate Father’s day with these quirky cards illustrated by Tim Pattimore. Each card features a particularly “daddish” hobby with a variety of items that go along with that pass time. The cards are blank for your own message and come complete with recycled a envelope.

Fathers day Cards by Tim Pattimore at the Handmade Craft House1

Designs available –

  • Birdwatching,
  • D.I.Y.
  • Photography
  • Golfing
  • Wilderness
  • Gardening

These cards are available in store at £2.50 each.



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Celebrate the Love of Food with Our New Handmade Chopping Boards

Introducing a brand new design for our Heart Of Wood handmade chopping boards and serving platters! These boards are big enough for all manner of food preparation tasks as well as looking gorgeous as part of a table display. (Just imagine a ploughman’s lunch or buffet with these pile high with cheeses, cold meats, fruits, berries and vegetable dips as the centrepiece!)

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Enjoy the Birdsong with this Beautiful Blue Tit Mug

Blue Tit Mug by Scottish Artist Julia Smith

We love the Spring – all that lush new growth and warmer weather. It’s also time to be outdoors soaking in the sun and the  beautiful birdsong.

This lovely chunky mug was made by Scottish artist Julia Smith; perfect for a morning cup of coffee in the garden as you enjoy watching the birds.

You can buy this beautiful handmade mug here, or browse our selection of products inspired by birds.

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Our Handmade Candle Blocks Will Enhance Your Interiors

Group of handmade candle blocks by the Handmade Craft House

We’ve been busy in the workshop again and created these delightfully chunky handmade candle blocks.

Handmade Candle blocks by the Handmade Craft House

Mike has selected the wood for each piece based on its shape, colour and appearance; making a feature of any unusual parts. This means that not only is each piece entirely unique, but also has a character of its own. Each piece will sit quite happily on its own or with others, and fit seamlessly with both modern and rustic interiors.

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Bring Real Rustic Charm with this Traditional Farm Milking Stool

Handmade Farm Stool made with locally grown hardwood from the borderlands of Scotland by the Handmade Craft House

This lovely handmade farm stool radiates rustic charm and harks back to simpler times.

Our woodworker, Mike, has cut and shaped each component by hand and assembled it using traditional Wedged Mortise and Tenon joints meaning that this stool will stay stable for the rest of its life.
Mike has carefully chosen each piece of wood used in this handmade farm stool for it’s strength and it’s character – the beautiful Burr Oak top is gorgeously speckled with dozens of miniature knots from the tiny twigs that protrude from the tree.
The legs have been turned by hand from Elm which has a lovely rich caramel-coffee colour.
Available in-store or you can buy it online directly.

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Another Lively Framed Print by Tori Ratcliffe

"Full Pelt" by Tori Ratcliffe framed in Ash by Mike at the Handmade Craft House

Full of life and energy, this hare almost explodes from the frame! This is an open edition print by Edinburgh based watercolour artist Tori Ratcliffe. Skillfully framed in locally grown Ash using our specialty Bespoke Framing Service.

This spectacular framed print is available in-store or online and costs £95.

Our exclusive Bespoke Picture Framing Service is now available, for more information, come and visit us or get in touch via Facebook, e-mail or the comments section below.