Last week I featured these lovely wooden coasters from Caulfield Country Boards in my post ‘A Touch of Wood‘ but this week I have something even more special: a giveaway! The lovely people over at Caulfield Country Boards are giving away not one but TWO gorgeous wooden elements for your home: a Walnut Cheese Paddle and a Mixed Wooden Coaster set. Want to get a chance to win these? All you have to do is:
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Caulfield’s Irish Country Boards
The Caulfield Country Boards family team comprises a joiner, a joiner/philosopher, and geologist/baker!
Caulfield Joinery was established in 1976 by John Caulfield, the original joiner. It was a highly successful business producing high quality hardwood kitchens, windows, doors and furniture.
Pearse Caulfield, the joiner/philosopher, joined the family business from a young age. On completion of an apprenticeship in joinery he then decided to return to university while still working as a joiner. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2012, gaining a BA in philosophy.
Louise Caulfield, the geologist/baker, studied a BA in natural science, specialising in geology, and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2007. She lived in Western Australia for a number of years working in an iron ore mine! She returned to Ireland in 2011 and the keen baker completed an MSc in environmental science in 2015.
The first wooden board was made in autumn 2011, after Louise called upon the joinery shop to assist in making a couple of serving boards for displaying baked goods…… and so Caulfield Country Boards was born.
Due to a downturn in the economy the joinery business slowed down considerably. They saw a niche in the market for locally crafted, wooden cutting and serving boards, which are both ‘functional and beautiful’. Their products are now stocked in several shops and we supply restaurants, bars and cafés with a wide range of wooden serving boards. They have grown into a successful small business and we hope to continue expanding.
All of the products from Caulfield are locally crafted in Carnaross, Co. Meath, Ireland from beautiful hardwoods that include ash, beech and walnut. The overall effect is that the boards have a contemporary feel, backed by the solidity of their design and the craft tradition.