It’s that time of year again, when Santa’s inbox is overrun with present lists, and his little elf helpers (who do all the hard work) are run of their feet. At TWFP our wood repair, restoration and French polishing teams are still very busy, and we’re all looking forward to the festive break. Mind you, if Black Friday is anything to go by, many of our retail customers will be wanting our floor restoration services PDQ, what with all that heavy footfall. In honour of our retail customers, here are three Christmas wood gifts we’ve come across for your consideration.

Wooden Rocking Horse is a great wood gift

The rocking horse is a time honoured gift idea for young children, particulary at Christmas time. As technology has developed so to have the materials that many modern day examples are made of. For traditionalists, like the TWFP French polishing, wood restoration and wood repair teams, the only acceptable material is wood.

Like our own traditional craft we’re happy to see that the traditional wooden rocking horse is alive and thriving, like this gorgeous hand-made example we came across on Hand-finished in Oxfordshire, the rocking horse is thoroughly sanded, and enjoys a varnish finsh (thus eliminating the possibility of splinters).

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Hand carved wooden jewellery box made from Indian rosewood

Describing itself as “Handmade in Saharanpur, the handicraft hub of India – world famous for all and any kinds of high quality wood wares… (and featuring a) red velvet lining, it will be perfect to safe keep jewellery, herbs, big tarot card decks, feng shui items, incense, stamps etc.”

It caught our eye due to its (advertised) provinence: “Welcome to “Store Indya” family. By making a purchase from us you have contributed towards the local artisans and underprivileged women of India. When you buy from us you help save an exemplary work of art & age old traditional skills that could inspire the future artisans & create jobs.”

“The Indian Rosewood used here is one of the finest richly hued timbers. Indian rosewood is well known for being strong, durable and taking an excellent polish. The valuable timber is mostly used for quality furnishings.”

We like the brass elephant motif too.

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Personalised Oak Coffee Pod Rack

Anyone who watches commercial television will no doubt have seen Hollywood actor George Clooney advertising a particular coffee pod range. While no one on our French polishing team actually owns one of these coffee pod-based machines, we’re told the beverages they create are very tasty and well worth a go.

If there’s someone in your life who enjoys this coffee system, this personalised oak wood pod rack may be just the wood gift they’re looking for. Its bold design certainly makes an impression, and the beautiful, natural lustre of oak wood shines through.


French polishing, wood restoration and wood repair services

At TWFP we provide commercial wood restoration, remedial wood repairs, french polishing, spray polishing and appraisal services for a wide and diverse range of businesses and organisations. Whether you’re a retailer, office manager of historic/heritage site, contact us today to discuss your exacting needs. Call us on 01827 874 535 in complete commercial confidence. Alternatively, email TWFP now.

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*TWFP does not endorse any of these wood gifts.