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Trees, Trees & More Trees

Handmade tree decorations using locally grown hardwoods by the handmade craft house

“‘Tis the Season…”, although I do think these trees will make a wonderful addition to your home any time of the year!

 

We make all of our trees by hand from locally grown timber. Each tree is totally different and unique. When you stand them side by side it instantly brings movement to the display as if the wind was blowing through.

Use them for Christmas-dinner place settings, a table display or simply as a no-needle-drop miniature Christmas tree!

You can find the whole collection in our Dumfries Shop or buy online.

Prices start from £7.99 for the smaller single trees (11cm x 11cm x 2cm approx).

Medium single trees – £8.99 (16cm x 12cm x 2cm approx)

Larger single trees – £10.99 (20cm x 12cm x 2cm)

Copse with Stands vary in size and are made in a variety of woods. Prices start from £29.

Each Single Tree and Copse with Stand is marked with the type of wood used.

(Dimensions are Height x Width x Thickness)

Copse of trees, handmade by Mike Dixon at the Handmade Craft House

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Wych Elm Journal

Making a Homemade Wych Elm Journal

A Journal in the Making

By Mike & Gail Dixon

Elmus Glaba also known as Scot's Elm or Wych Elm

Ulmus Glabra, or more fittingly, “The Scots Elm” is a tree that has been ravaged over the years by the Dutch Elm disease and it is hard to find timber of practical size and use. A while ago I came across three twisted, bent and in places cracked boards. Despite all the faults the beauty of the grain hidden beneath was crying out for a special purpose. So I bought the wood, thinking they may come in for door panels and they have sat in my wood yard since then.

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