Derrykyle Arts and Crafts

Welcome / Failte

Making crafts and art from recycled

materials and locally sourced wood

Derrykyle or Dhoire Choill in Irish means “oak wood” and our five acre garden here is a wildlife haven full of trees and cover for nature to thrive in. A lot of the softwoods that were planted over forty years ago are now so large they get blown over in the winter storms so I have been removing them and replacing with hardwood trees. Rather than chop all the timber for firewood I started to carve animals and make benches with the felled timber and the proceeds from my carvings goes back into the garden and tool maintenance.
© Derrykyle Arts and Crafts
Made by Galway Site Design

Pet Portraits, Intarsia, Wooden

Crafts and Keepsakes

If you have a good photograph of your pet I can paint a portrait in acrylics like the one below, pet portraits start at €35 and make a great present for someone who loves their pet.

Learn how I make my crafts

Chainsaw Carving Tuition - 1.5 hour, one on one tuition in how I carve using a chainsaw, grinder and power chisel. Wood Turning Tuition - 1.5 hour Basics of wood turning. Learn how to sharpen tools, the best woods to carve and how to secure them to the lathe before carving. Intarsia Creation: 1.5 hours tuition in how to create an Intarsia picture.
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I started making pictures using recycled laminate floorboards cutting out my design with a very fine scroll saw blade, painting the pieces and glueing back onto a second board. Some of the pictures may have up to fifty pieces and I leave one section of the picture unpainted so you can see it is made from wood. Laminate floorboard pictures are around €50 depending on their size and number of parts
Galway hooker wooden picture Irish croft house wooden picture
Other wood pictures I make from recycled hardwood these are my version of Intarsia.
Intarsia dog picture Intarsia hawk picture Intarsia panda
I usually sell my work at craft markets but Covid 19 restrictions have meant this means of income for me has been badly effected. Since a lot of my carvings are benches are heavy I cannot post the items but if you are passing Derrykyle and would like to view / purchase anything I can deliver for a small aditional cost to cover my time and petrol.
Tree stump table chainsaw carved swan wooden pheasant Chainsaw crocodile Coffee table made from oak Wooden table Outdoor three part  bench with carving Fairy door
View my latest creations on social media by clicking the icons
Tel: 0871615645
Email: rob@derrykyle.com
Derrykyle Arts and Crafts

Welcome / Failte

Making crafts and art from recycled

materials and locally sourced wood

Derrykyle or Dhoire Choill in Irish means “oak wood” and our five acre garden here is a wildlife haven full of trees and cover for nature to thrive in. A lot of the softwoods that were planted over forty years ago are now so large they get blown over in the winter storms so I have been removing them and replacing with hardwood trees. Rather than chop all the timber for firewood I started to carve animals and make benches with the felled timber and the proceeds from my carvings goes back into the garden and tool maintenance.
© Derrykyle Arts and Crafts
Made by Galway Site Design

Pet Portraits, Intarsia, Wooden Crafts

and Keepsakes

If you have a good photograph of your pet I can paint a portrait in acrylics like the one below, pet portraits start at €35 and make a great present for someone who loves their pet.

Learn how I make my crafts

Chainsaw Carving Tuition - 1.5 hour, one on one tuition in how I carve using a chainsaw, grinder and power chisel. Wood Turning Tuition - 1.5 hour Basics of wood turning. Learn how to sharpen tools, the best woods to carve and how to secure them to the lathe before carving. Intarsia Creation: 1.5 hours tuition in how to create an Intarsia picture.
Book Now
Book Now
I started making pictures using recycled laminate floorboards cutting out my design with a very fine scroll saw blade, painting the pieces and glueing back onto a second board. Some of the pictures may have up to fifty pieces and I leave one section of the picture unpainted so you can see it is made from wood. Laminate floorboard pictures are around €50 depending on their size and number of parts
Galway hooker wooden picture Irish croft house wooden picture
Other wood pictures I make from recycled hardwood these are my version of Intarsia.
Intarsia dog picture Intarsia hawk picture Tree stump table chainsaw carved swan Outdoor three part  bench with carving
View my latest creations on social media by clicking the icons
Tel: 0871615645
Email: rob@derrykyle.com
Other things I make from fallen trees include benches and chainsaw carvings