Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Rekindled Yard

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"The dance of steel and wood, the slice of the cutting edge, the sound and smells. I believe I was meant to carve and it's a joy for me when I do it"  (anon)

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Hand Carved Log "Tree Spirit"

 

Saved from the wood chipper, this chunky log was brought to life by Rekindled Yard.

Gradually and carefully carved by hand, to reveal the Tree Spirit hidden beneath the weathered surface, then layered with oil to protect and enhance the gorgeous grain. The natural swirl in the wood grain lent itself perfectly to the eyes and cheek bones... he was literally waiting to come out!

Dimensions:

66cm / 26in tall, 14cm / 5.5in wide

This type of piece can also be cut flat at the back and mounted with a wall hanging (examples below). 

Price Guide:

up to 30cm: free standing Log £130, wall hanging £140 -- up to 60cm:  free standing Log £180, wall hanging £190 -- up to 100cm: wall hanging £240

Giant Tree Spirit   (100cm)

"Singing Tree Spirit"   (30cm)

"Mr Autumn"   (34cm)

"Tree Spirit Dreams"   (30cm)

Hand Carved Magic Wands

Starting out as a reclaimed, various timber, Mr RY whittles and carves the shape of a wand.  Being carved by hand - each one different!

Stained with wood dye (some gently sanded to emphasise the different tones) and finally sealed with natural beeswax, to highlight the stunning grain.

£15   (click on individual images to view the detail of each one)   *not a toy*

Similar can be created with space for engraving, to personalise (up to 4 words) - see Custom & Collaborations in PORTFOLIO for personalised examples.

"Strollin' Bones" (...with a penny to pay the ferry man)

 

The intricate, skeletal features carved by hand and accentuated with shaping from top to bottom.  Stained with layers Ebony and Dark Oak wood dyes, between light sanding for a distressed look and sealed with natural bees wax.

The stick is finished with a copper ferrule and a lucky penny... to pay the ferry man!

89cm / 35in long, 6cm / 2.in wide
£80

 

NB - if you use a walking stick, these can be made to measure, with a rubber ferrule.

Hand Carved Unicorn

 

In keeping with Rekindled Yard's ethos, this piece was created from a fallen plum tree and carved by hand. 

 

The unicorn features were accentuated using pyrography, then sealed in jacobean dark oak wax, before heading to its forever home with wee Evelyn.
 

(customer permission received to share)

 

Dimensions will vary slightly, depending on timber. Pictured piece approx 18cm/7in tall

£22

Hand Carved "Lucky Penny" Walking Staff

 

In keeping with Rekindled Yard's ethos, this hand carved walking stick was created from reclaimed timber.  The "tree spirit" was carved in whitewood, by hand, as well as the gentle swirl to the base.

 

Washed in black ebony wood stain, gently sanded to give an aged look then sealed with jacobean dark oak wax.  The stick is finished with a copper ferrule and a lucky penny... offering luck to the new owner with each step!

Special thanks to The Accidental Photographer - Dave Dray for the collage photo!

 

Height: usually between 100-110cm, depending on customer height.

£65

Hand Carved Decorative Bowl / Centre piece

 

Mr RY's trusty chisels helped to carefully shape this solid piece from the trunk of a Holly Tree.

While Holly is not rare, the timber is notoriously difficult to dry out without cracking, which makes this piece extra special.

 

Lathered with linseed oil to seal and highlight the stunning spalted grain.

With a smooth, flat base, this piece can be flipped upside down and used for display

 

Dimensions: 41cm long, 21cm wide, 6cm high

£65

Oak Carving "Tree of Life"

 

Carved by hand, from one solid piece of Oak, this piece is now "at home" at the Yard - mounted in our fireplace... a rare piece that gets to stay with Mr & Mrs RY!

 

This type of piece would be carved using a hardwood such as oak, mahogany or cherry - as available.

 

Dimensions: 50cm / 20in x 9in / 25cm

Guide price £145

Cap'n Jack Marrow" Copper & 9mm Walking Staff

 

The intricate, skeletal features were carved by hand, twisting down the staff, to the copper piping ferrule and 9mm shell casing detail.

 

Stained with layers of Ebony and Light Oak wood dyes, between light sanding for a distressed look and sealed with natural bees wax.


104cm / 41in tall 

Can be custom length - depending on customer height

£85

Fairy House Garden Bird Feeder

 

A piece which emphasises RY's effort to reuse every bit of timber...

 

This cracked old log was not good enough for a detailed piece, so Mr RY carved out simple shapes for a door, windows and chimney pots, for display in our rockery at the Yard... Needless to say, the birds were delighted!


sizes will vary, depending on timber - pictured: 38cm / 15in tall, 35cm/ 14in at widest point.

£25 - approx price for something similar upon request

Hand Carved Gothic Tree Spirit Wall Sconce

 

In keeping with Rekindled Yard's ethos, this character was hand carved from reclaimed timber - 2x2inch redwood.

 

Mounted on timber from reclaimed pallet with a floor joist base - perfect for tea lights - all shaped and smoothed by hand before being sealed with jacobean dark oak wax.

 

Approx dimensions:

12x12in / 30x30cm

£55

"Tree Spirit" Wall Sconce

 

Hand carved "Tree Spirit" mounted on Antrim Coast Driftwood.

 

A log slice offers the perfect spot for some mood lighting, complete with bark for that rustic look.

 

Dimensions: 35cm / 14in tall, 15cm / 6in wide

£50

Hand Carved "Old Grey" Walking Staffs

 

In keeping with Rekindled Yard's ethos, these hand carved walking sticks were created from reclaimed timber.

 

The "tree spirits" were carved in redwood by hand, as well as the gentle swirl down to the copper ferrule tip. These three were washed in grey oak wood stain, plus numerous coats of danish oil and polished to build up a hardy finish, ready for the great out doors!

Can be finished with a copper ferrule and a lucky penny... offering luck to the new owner with each step!
approx 100-110cm

Can be custom length - depending on customer height

£65

Hand Carved "Wee Wood Dude" Tree Spirit (table / desk display)

 

A miniature tree spirit; hand carved from broad leaf lime, mounted on a spalted, beech base and sealed in ebony wood dye and wax.

 

One of Mr RY's smallest carvings - to suit any space!

 

Dimensions: 21cm / 8in tall, tree spirit 2.5 / 1in thick (base 7.5cm / 3in diameter)

 

£17

Hand Carved "Boney M" (...M for mounted!)

 

The intricate, miniature skeletal features, were carved by hand with surrounding shaping, into a length of reclaimed timber - ready to hang.

 

Stained with layers of Ebony and Light Oak wood dyes, between light sanding for a distressed look and sealed with wax.

 

Dimensions: length will vary, though approx 30cm.  No two will be exactly the same!

 

£13