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About us

Turning Timber is a small family business in Whitby, Ontario, Canada that has grown out of our passion for our woodworking and card making hobbies. After several years of making gifts and cards for family and friends, we were encouraged to set up a small business to sell our gifts.

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Ray Berry. I create the one of a kind gifts from wood and acrylic. My wife, Heather Parsons focuses on our paper creations including greeting cards and boxes.

After a successful career in the corporate IT world, I decided to start a new chapter and turn my lifelong passion and hobby in woodworking and woodturning into my next career. 

All of our turned products, greeting cards and boxes are handmade in our home based workshop. Gifts are made from various wood species including maple, walnut, zebra wood, mango and upcycled wine barrels.  Many of our products are made from multi-coloured acrylics.  Products made with kits use various metal plating’s including chrome, gun metal, gold and stainless steel.

We offer handmade cards and gift boxes to go with the turned products for customers to buy the full package for gift giving.  The goal is to create a one stop shop to simplify the gift giving process for customers.

Our products include:

  1. Pens - Turned wood or acrylic using kits in various metals including chrome, gold, and gun metal. Various pen and pencil styles including twist, lever, double ended, rollerball and fountain pens along with artist pencils.
  2. Bottle Stoppers – Turned wood or acrylic with chrome or stainless steel stoppers
    • Bottle Stopper – Various designs with cone shaped stopper
    • With corkscrew – T handle with corkscrew inside the cone shaped stopper
    1. Seam Rippers – Double and single ended seam rippers with short and long cutters or stilettos
    2. Perfume Sprayers – Purse size atomizer with funnel to refill
    3. Pill Holders – Secret container with key ring
    4. Coffee Scoops – Gold and stainless steel in wood or acrylic
    5. Ice Cream Scoops – Acrylic handles with chrome or gold accents
    6. Bottle openers – Various sizes and shapes for beer or pop bottles
    7. Razor shaving set – Razor, brush and stand combo with chrome accents. Sets for both men and women.
    8. Salt and Pepper Mills – Various shapes and sizes with stainless and ceramic grinder mechanisms
    9. Chalk Holders – For the teacher or dressmaker - with Chrome or gold accents
    10. Candle Holders – Small holders for candles with gold accents
    11. Small segmented bowls – Decorative snack sized bowls
    12. Christmas ornaments (seasonal) – Various Christmas ornaments for home and tree decorating
    13. Handmade Greeting cards and boxes to complement the turned products. Card selection themed to each season or occasion.

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    If you don’t see just what you are looking for please contact us. We are here to help you. Turning Timber welcomes custom orders and the opportunity to work with you individually!