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New Year, New Product!

Wow!

Somehow it got to be 2019, how about that!!

Yes, it's been a while since we've posted here but our motto is "quality over quantity". (Questionable, but we're sticking to it!).

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Whilst 2018 at Manual Arts DEpt. HQ yielded improved stock storage solutions and upgrades in workshop machinery (yay!), we're ringing in 2019 with a new product to add to our range.

Personalised Planku Australian Hardwood Serving Board by Manual Arts DEpt.Read the article →


Mixed Business

Manual Arts DEpt. product designs
We're always excited and humbled to be able to create such a wonderful mixed bag of gifts for life's many and varied special occasions.
Personalised Longboard Australian Hardwood Serving Platters
It's so lovely to know that our wares are being unwrapped at engagements, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and housewarmings.
A big thank you to our customers for all your support.  And to the recipients, we hope you're enjoying...


The gift you've been "longing" for.....

We may live a few hours from the nearest beach these days, but that doesn't mean we don't love a bit of coastal enjoyment from time to time!

The newest addition to our range celebrates just that.  The Longboard Serving Platter is crafted from our beloved Spotted Gum Australian hardwood and offers a cool and casual share platter experience.

Perfect for effortless entertaining when guests "drop in" (surfing pun intended).

Inspired...


Please welcome to the stage...

We thought we should formally introduce you to the newest Manual Arts DEpt. family member: our Personalised Raindrop Wooden Tray.
Nature-inspired (again), we created this product design as a functional and sculptural receptacle for those treasured trinkets or jewellery items.
Crafted from our beloved Spotted Gum Australian hardwood, each Raindrop is hand-sculpted and polished to a deliciously-tactile finish and engraved with a personalised monogram - creating a one-of-a-kind milestone gift to cherish.

Brand new day

One of the final stages to finishing our hardwood products is to brand them with our abbreviated name, M.A.DE.

This is done using a propane gas torch to heat the aluminium brand that we created ourselves.  It only takes a few seconds.

It takes less than that to burn yourself if you're not paying attention when someone is taking your photo :)