Based on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, in the Peak District National Park, Chick With Chainsaw designs and makes unique chunky wooden gifts and homeware. Everything we make is a genuine one-off, part crafted by nature, in our own little wood, and part crafted by the Chick With Chainsaw.
When the original Chick With Chainsaw Louise couldn’t find a chunky wooden chopping board for her rustic kitchen, she decided to make her own. Soon friends and family were demanding solid wood cheese and breadboards, friends of friends wanted wooden coasters and spoon stands, and Chick With Chainsaw was born.
Armed only with a trusty Bosch chainsaw, a bottle of organic flaxseed oil and some big trees in need of pruning, Louise quickly found herself with customers on three continents. All that thanks to nothing more than word of mouth and a couple of craft shows. And to this day, all of our products are lovingly handmade by Louise and carefully packed with the help of her enthusiastic little cherub. That's him in the photo with a freshly chainsawn cheeseboard!
We work with whatever nature gives us in our tiny wood in the Peak District. That includes laurel, rhododendron, cedar, alder, cherry, oak, willow, silver birch, beech, holly and other types of wood. The trees we use are chosen for their beauty and ability to regenerate after pruning. Any offcuts of wood that aren’t suitable for gifts are recycled into logs for our woodburner. Even our sawdust is recycled and used as chippings for local woodland paths and fallen leaves are composted.
Whether you're looking for a unique eco bread board for a rustic friend, a cheeky chunky cheese board for your farmhouse kitchen, or a set of cool wooden coasters to impress your friends (hey, you can even pretend you did the chainsawing!), the Chick With Chainsaw will be happy to oblige.
The cherub with his cheeseboard
The chick with her chainsaw