Celebrating a Restaurant’s Anniversary

We enjoy commemorating anniversaries and creating unique gifts for celebrations.  An anniversary is truly a time to celebrate.  Our client commissioned us to create this custom Serving Tray to be presented to the proprietors of a restaurant in celebration of the restaurant’s anniversary.  Kiwiana, a chic bistro in Brooklyn, New York, recently celebrated their 3rd anniversary.  The ever adorable Kiwi of New Zealand takes center stage in this design.

Restaurant Anniversary Commemoration Serving Tray

Do you have an anniversary on your calendar?  There are milestones all around.  Give us a call and let’s see about creating a custom piece for your celebration.

Live Edge Commemoration Plaque

We enjoy making custom Commemoration Plaques for our clients.  We’ve been honored to be part of the design and creation of such unique pieces celebrating business ventures, military advancements, weddings, anniversaries, personal retirements, homecomings, home purchases, and precious baby births.

With so many reasons to celebrate, it’s a good thing that there isn’t an end to the styles and shapes which constitute a Commemoration Plaque.  They can be crafted from various materials — from Acrylic to Zebrawood, and so many in between.  Commemoration Plaques are an excellent means of expressing your creativity while celebrating a memorable milestone.  Your personalized Commemoration Plaque can be displayed on an easel or hung on a wall.

We were commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind Wedding Anniversary Plaque for our client’s parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary.  This project had an endearing element in that the wood used in the creation was from a Maple tree which had at one time graced the couple’s property.  Our client relished the opportunity of retaining the live edge.

Live Edge Wall Commemoration Plaque

Our client also requested a dedication to be carved on the backside of the Plaque.  This certainly made an attractive keepsake for the couple.

Live Edge Wall Plaque Dedication

Contact us and let’s see what unique memento we can create for you.

Personalizing Your Kentucky Clock

Our Kentucky Shaped Clock artistically conveys the outline of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  You can also order your Kentucky Shaped Wall Clock custom carved with your preferred text.

The clock pictured below was custom ordered to simply read “Home”.  For our client, temporarily living outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky, this subtle aide-memoire hinted to the time that he would someday return to Kentucky.

Custom Order Kentucky Shaped Wall Clock

For another client, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is now home.  However, he didn’t wish to forget his birthplace in Canada.  Along with carving his surname, we incorporated the beautiful Maple leaf as a subtle reminder of his Canadian roots.

Custom Kentucky Clock Surname Maple Leaf

Contact us and let’s discuss your custom Kentucky Wall Clock.

Gentleman’s Valet Tray

This Gentleman’s Valet Tray was created from domestic Cherry hardwood.  Our client appreciated the beauty and elegant detail of our oval Serving Trays and wanted to incorporate the same touches into a Gentleman’s Valet Tray.

Dresser Valet Tray

With the addition of a custom carved monogram, we created a unique gift to sit atop her father-in-law’s dresser top or nightstand and hold his pocket accessories.  Handcrafted solid Cherry hardwood feet brought the finishing touches to this custom design.

Monogramed Valet Tray

Give us a call and let us see what we can create for you.

Retirement Gifts ~ Personalized

Retirement Gifts ~ Personalized to Commemorate Military Service

You can create memorable presentation events when celebrating one’s military service with a custom carved Serving Tray from Gathering Wood. Contact us about your upcoming event and let us see what we can create for your special gathering.

Personalized Military Commemorative Gifts

Framed Wall Arts with Scripture Verses

Our client chose two verses of Scripture which he wanted custom carved and framed as Wall Arts to give as gifts to his children. These two framed pieces feature texts from the books of Mark and John.

Framed Wall Art with Scripture Verse

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

John 14 6 Wall Art Framed copy

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Do you have a custom piece in mind? Contact us and let us see what we can create for you.

Pocketed Logo & Letters on a Custom Serving Tray

Our client wanted a custom carved Serving Tray featuring their company’s name and logo. Incorporating pocketed letters and a pocketed logo into this design, this advertising agency’s new Serving Tray will certainly make a statement in the boardroom.

Pocketed Letters Logo Custom Serving Tray

Pocketed Letters Company Logo Serving Tray

Give us a call and let us help you in designing your company’s custom Serving Tray.

Personalized Gifts for Military Personnel or Veterans

Are you searching for a personalized gift for a member of our Armed Forces? Our custom carved Wall Plaques, perfect for presentation, make memorable gifts. Or, perhaps you would like to customize one of our Serving Trays for the occasion. Whether you need a personalized gift to celebrate a promotion, or a custom gift to present at a retirement, our Serving Trays provide a unique canvas on which you can commemorate the special occasion while honoring a member of our U.S. Military.

Serving Tray Personalized Military Gift

Custom Carved Military Gifts

Give us a call and let us see what we can do for you?

.30 Caliber Bolt Action Pens

Our son, Jameson, began the adventure of turning wood. Last year, at age twelve, after setting up his first lathe with his father’s help, he started turning bowls, goblets, plates, and candlesticks. In his efforts to improve his woodworking skills, he divides his time in the shop to allow for plenty of time at his lathe. Now, at thirteen years of age, he is turning out some stunning barrels for his .30 Caliber Bolt Action Pens.

30 Caliber Bolt Action Pens

Jameson’s pens sell for $28.00 – $30.00 each, depending on the metal finish.

Bolt Action Pens Turned Barrels 2013 copy

Jameson has Walnut, Wenge, Padauk, White Oak, Red Oak, Ash, Cherry, Mahogany, Beech, Maple, Bubinga, and Palm available. He can turn your choice of any hardwood. He is working on obtaining Antler for his stock, as well.

30 Caliber Bolt Action Pens

Contact Jameson if you would like to purchase one of his fine creations. The pens take Parker style refills. From the bolt action mechanism to the precision engineered components, these irresistible pens make memorable gifts and are priced well.

American Craftsman Bookcase

This singular Mission style bookcase was crafted from quarter-sawn White Oak.

Our client provided some specifications and we created a sketch for her consideration as we proceeded to finalize the design.

Arts & Crafts Bookcase Sketch

Components Arts & Crafts Bookcase

The adjustable shelves can be spaced to accommodate those tall coffee-table books many love to collect, or to create a space for those tall reference books we want grouped together.

Adjustable Shelves Mission Style Bookcase

The simple lines of this Arts & Crafts bookcase are timeless.

Unfinished American Craftsman Bookcase

American Craftsman Quarter-Sawn White Oak Bookcase

Give us a call and let us see what we can create for you.