About us

A crafts person with an impeccable pedigree for making wooden engraved gifts


The man behind the wooden engraved gifts company

I’m John Weaver. A time-served furniture-maker and woodworker in beautiful Worcestershire, UK. I set up The Engraved Oak Company three years ago to fuel my passion for timber. It’s such an incredible, natural material – no two pieces the same.

To transform a hand-selected piece of oak into something that will take pride of place in someone’s home is immensely rewarding. And I’m doing it every day. My dream career.

I’ve worked with timber and furniture design all my life, starting with a furniture and product design degree. Whilst I’ve dabbled with other materials, I’ve always been drawn back to wood. It’s so tactile, so unique.

As a craftworker in wood, I take great pride in my work. You’ll find so many designs on my website, but if you want something bespoke, I’d love to hear from you. Private commissions are great fun. We’ll work together and create something fantastic.

Wooden engraved gifts they’ll adore

We believe our job is to create happiness - from beautiful personalised wooden engraved gifts made from sustainably sourced oak. You want them to be delighted with your thoughtful gift. And we want you to enjoy choosing it.

There are many concerns when buying personalised home gifts online. Will it arrive on time? Will the quality be good? Will I like it? Our personal approach addresses all your worries. And more. We’re real people after all.

There’ll be times when you want to buy a special gift. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and Christmas, to mention just a few. But you might not know their taste. They could have everything already.

Personalised presents, handmade in oak, suit all occasions and all ages. It really is a timeless choice that everyone loves to receive.

View our three favourite wooden engraved gifts:


How we make your personalised gifts for you

From receiving your order, we get to work. Your oak will be selected from our highest-grade kiln-dried European stock (sustainably sourced from FSC and PEFC suppliers). It’s virtually knot-free and displays beautiful graining. Satisfyingly heavy, you’ll appreciate the quality on first sight. We don’t compromise on materials.

Your personalised present’s design will be reviewed and planned. If we have questions at this stage, we’ll get in touch. Our attention to detail is reassuring.

And now your oak is cut and planed to size. Colour-matching is a priority. When multiple pieces are required, we’ll try to cut everything from the same board. This ensures a perfect match.

edge planning of the wooden engraved gift

We join all boards with a fully waterproof glue. Our products are not just ornaments – they have a lifetime’s work to do!

Sticklers for an impeccable finish, we’ll sand everything four times. Yes, four! Firstly, to start with a flawless, flat surface. Secondly, when the detailing and engraving is complete. And then two further sands to ensure a pristine finish. The final touch is a coat of osmo top oil to bring out the beauty of the oak.

detail sanding of the wooden engraved gift 

And if your gift requires accessories such as hooks and handles, you can rest-assured they meet our exacting standards too.

Only now can we scrutinise your personalised home gift and dispatch it to you. We use a courier who will keep you fully informed, and text you on the day with a specific delivery time.

One final point. We meet deadlines. Talk to us if you have a particular requirement and we’ll ensure your gift is there for you. Exactly when you need it.

“What a refreshing change to deal with a real person! So helpful, and our friends were delighted with the board, which was a wedding present. Cannot fault this company - why would you pay more somewhere else?” Richard R.


Have a question?

You can always find me by email or phone. If you want to chat, please email:

or call me: 01299 569 505


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