The Wood 'N' Menagerie

Hand crafted woodwork with various designs and ideas

About Me

One description of the word Menagerie is “A diverse, exotic or unusual group of people or things”. That is exactly what I make, diverse, exotic or unusual wooden things using a scroll saw. I work with any soft or hard woods such as, Afrormosia, Agba, Cedar, Cherry, Hickory, Mahogany, pine, ply, redwood, walnut.
I make designer standing puzzles of various figures, wooden portrait pictures, wall hangings (mainly animals), wooden Christmas decorations and wooden figurines.
The majority of my work has been commission work from friends, family and co-workers.
Scroll saw work is very diverse and I’m willing to take on a challenge and try something new. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I do making it.


In the gallery you will find several albums as I progress new albums will be added.

Wall mounts: This album is mainly of animal plaques which have been made with different angle cuts so when viewed from different angles the plaque will appear slightly changed and the eyes will follow you around the room. They are ideally positioned in areas where people can view them from different angles. Lora Irish has designed most of the wall mounts she has had several books published by Fox Publishing

Puzzles: The majority of these puzzle are standing puzzles which have been designed to be built upwards from the base. Judy and Dave Peterson are the designers of most of these puzzles; they have several books published by Fox Publishing.

Room Plaques: Room plaques were designed with children in mind and names can be added to personalise the room plaque if required. I have been asked to make outdoor signs (such as kennel / stable signs) which need a different type of finish or wood which can be arranged. 

Portraits: I have made several portraits on request this is a very time consuming process and is reflected in the price. I do have set patterns of many dogs and cats which can reduce the cost of a portrait of a pet, the patterns are altered to match the picture and a copy is sent and agreed upon before any cutting takes place

Figurines: Standing figurines are adapted from other patterns my most popular are the eagles and lion rampant's, but I am willing to try and produce something new on request.

Christmas Decorations: As I cut the decorations they will be added to the Christmas tree decoration gallery. All Christmas tree decorations that are cut from birch plywood will be presented in a CD holder this protects the decoration when in storage and during posting, some of the decorations are very delicate this will allow the decoration to be kept for many years. The Cost: of the decorations will be £2.50 each plus P&P there is a set of 12 angles (held in 4 CD holders) which costs £10.00 theses are a limited editions and once they have gone no more will be made.

Gift Tags: A range of gift tags will be cut before Christmas and added to the gallery when cut. If you have any requests or Ideas please drop me a line. The Cost: of the gift tags will be between £1.00 and £1.50 these will add that extra special finishing touch to that special present.





Web Store is now open for buisness.

After alot of pressure I have opened a web store page. So many people were looking to purchase from the web site, so I have now added the web store page.

If an item is out of stock I will give you a time when it will be ready and be posted by. If you see something from the gallery and it is not in the web store please drop me an email ([email protected]) and I will see what I can do.

I think I have ironed out all the problems if not let me know.

If you do not have a paypal account you can still pay by credit card through paypal without opening a paypal account.








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