About

Working in our rural workshop in Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley, we design and make a range of home accessories and gifts. Complementing the natural beauty of wood with highlights of eco‑friendly colour, our home and gift wares ooze with a retro-inspired personality all of their own.

Using sustainably-sourced native hardwoods, Humblewood's products are hand-crafted in small batches using traditional tools and methods – no computer-driven machinery here! Finishing is all done by hand too, using only non-toxic materials. Our timber is sourced locally in the UK, as much as possible from windblown or dead trees.

Our main creative influence is Scandinavian design, especially from the mid 20th century (aka ‘Mid-century Modern’), but we have worked hard to develop our own contemporary style.

We like our items to show a strong sense of personality, while still being useful and practical - and with just a little touch of quirkiness too!

Nook + Co is our online store where we sell both Humblewood products and those from some of our designer-maker friends.

Coming soon! 'Nook Home' - our new range of Oak home accessories and gifts featuring Leather detailing.


Best wishes

Bob, Eunice & Barney (woof!)


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Design

Quality design is as much to do with functionality as it is about creating good looks. So while a little quirky, our products are all made to be used and enjoyed.

Finishing

All items are individually hand-crafted and finished in Cumbria, UK by real human beings.

Vases are supplied with glass inserts. 

Clocks are made with a quality quartz movement and come with a fresh battery.

Lamps are made with traditional brass fittings.

Sustainability

Our choice of materials and working methods always has an eye on ensuring we are as planet-friendly as possible. The hardwoods we work with are sustainably sourced from within the UK - mainly from Cumbria and Yorkshire. The eco-friendly colours are applied by hand and protected with a hard wearing water‑based varnish. Where polish is used, it is made from natural substances such as beeswax. As far as possible, packaging is recyclable.

We are members of the Woodland Trust and Woodland Heritage.

We plant trees!