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Handcrafted Wooden Gifts  – Beautiful Decor Deals!

I love the look and feel of wood.  It’s natural.  It’s warm.  It’s comforting.  Imagine being able to look at a piece of wood and seeing a work of art!  The artisans that create with wood are inspiring and truly gifted.

Living in the Midwest, I am proud to show you some unique hand carved items from Wisconsin! Although you can certainly find something for yourself 🙂 don’t forget that they also make beautiful, handcrafted wooden gifts!

Wooden Coffee Scoop

This Decorated Wooden Coffee Scoop is sure to perk up your morning coffee. These scoops are skillfully handmade with Wisconsin hardwoods by DHH designs. Each unique wooden piece is individually handcrafted and highly polished with a natural finish.

Wooden Coffee Scoop
Wooden Coffee Scoop

It features layers of different woods (black walnut, cherry, oak, maple) and accents of African Padauk which ages to a deep burgundy color). Each scoop varies slightly in coloration. The scoop measures 5 in. long and holds approx. 2 Tablespoons.

Holds approximately 2 tablespoons
5 in.
Wood is a natural material and variations in color and grain may occur
Free standard shipping.

They have a 4.7 review rating and the cost is only $28.70!

Information on the Artisans – DHH Designs

Wisconsin Hardwood Creations

DHH designs is owned by David and Jeneice Haessig. David began his career as a woodworker in 1976, building custom furniture. From there he started creating unique sculptural and functional pieces and exhibiting his work at Fine Art and Craft Fairs around the county. David has always used the finest domestic hardwoods and some exotics. Coming up with new ideas and product line is always a challenge that David seems to excel at.

Jeneice met David in 1979 while working at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They married in 1984. In 1989, Jeneice left the University employment and became a full-time woodworker with David. David taught Jeneice everything she knows today about the feel and working with wood. In May of 1994 they moved their studio from the Madison area to Sarona, WI.

Each piece of wood is handcrafted by just the two of them using their original designs. Each unique wooden piece is highly polished with a natural finish. Their designs are inspired by the trees that surround them and the simplicity and beauty that is so natural in the North Woods of Wisconsin. It has become their home; a place to work and a place to live.

Wisconsin Hardwood Cutting Board

Wisconsin Hardwood Cutting Board
Wisconsin Hardwood Cutting Board

This Wisconsin Hardwood Cutting Board handcrafted by DHH designs offers up functionality and conversation. Each order includes 1 cutting board unless a different quantity is selected. The small measures approximately 11 3/4 in. by 8 in. by 1 in. thick with a 1 3/4 in. beveled hole grip or dip cup holder. The large is 17 in. by 8 in. by 1 in. thick with a 2 in. diameter hole grip. Hand made from Wisconsin hardwoods (Maple, Oak, Cherry, and Black Walnut) and accented with African padauk, each one is unique and makes a great gift! The African Padauk will age to a deep burgundy color.

Small Cutting Board – 11 3/4 x 8 x 1 in. with 1 3/4 in. hole grip
Large Cutting Board – 17 x 8 x 1 in. with 2 in. hole grip
Wood is a natural material and variations in color and grain may occur
Free standard shipping.

The small cutting board is $47.70 and the large one is $72.50.  They have a 5 star review!

Wooden Hand Mirror

The Wooden Hand Mirror by A Gift of Wood is a wonderful gift for any woman. This hand-held mirror is as beautiful as it is useful. Choose from three types of wood: Walnut, Cherry, or Maple. Each mirror has three accent stripes of various exotic and American hardwoods. The accent stripes will vary, but nicely compliment the main wood. All mirrors are finished with a satin lacquer for lasting beauty and durability. The Wooden Hand Mirror is a perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, or Mother’s Day.

Wooden Hand Mirror
Wooden Hand Mirror

Beveled glass mirror – 5 in. diameter
Wooden frame around mirror – approximately 6 in. diameter
Length from mirror top to tip of handle – approximately 11 1/2 in.
Choose from three woods: Walnut, Cherry, or Maple
Accent stripes vary but will always compliment the main wood selected
Please note that no stain is used on any of our wood pieces. All woods are shown in their natural colors and are finished with a clear lacquer. The lacquer does not change the natural color of the wood. Cherry will naturally darken with age and become a deeper red. Walnut is a deep brown. Please take time to look at the photos, which illustrate the natural colors of the various woods.

Another 5 star review and cost is only $31.00!

Information on the Artisans – A Gift of Wood

A Gift of Wood offers unique and handcrafted wood pieces using the finest Wisconsin woods.

Woodworking has been part of our lives since the early 1970s. After we were married and got “sticker shock” looking at furniture prices, I said, “I could make something like that!” Over the years I made many pieces of furniture for our home and for friends and family. After encouragement from others, we decided to try our luck at selling smaller items at art fairs. When that became successful, I used the money we made to purchase quality woodworking machines for my shop, which was then in the basement of our home, much to my wife’s dismay.

A few years ago, we found a beautiful piece of land in ten acres of woods in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin, built a new home, and I now have a shop that is a separate building from the house. Betsy is still smiling! We still participate in art fairs and just recently decided to join the .com generation. Quality workmanship, both in the construction and finishing, along with customer satisfaction and reasonable prices will always be our goal.  Best regards, Bob and Betsy St. Clair

You just can’t go wrong with owning a handcrafted wooden piece of art or giving a handcrafted wooden gift for a very special occasion, and I am sure you will feel the care and detail taken in making these beautiful pieces!

Thanks everyone for taking a peek at Wisconsin beauty!



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2 thoughts on “Handcrafted Wooden Gifts – Beautiful Decor Deals!

  1. Love the African Padauk in the Wisconsin Hardwood Cutting Board — what a beautiful combination of woods and colors, and I love the fact that the African wood will change to a burgundy veneer. Nice…! But my absolute favorite is the coffee scoop. A really nice addition to my kitchen since I am always making coffee!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment!  I love the handcrafted wood and I agree with you that you can’t go wrong with the coffee scoop!  It is adorable! 

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