Welcome to The Square Root
This website is dedicated to providing quality handmade wooden art made from sustainable sources. it has a full range of wooden products such as signs, wall art, wood carvings, key rings and many more.
My name is Gary and I’m someone with a passion for working with wood. I’m at my happiest when knee deep in shavings and always looking to make just one more cut before I go.
I always get a real buzz when someone buys something I have made. This is especially the case when some one has an emotional attachment to it, such as a wood burned portrait of a loved one or a wooden spoon that just feels perfect in their hand.
Wood is a clean and sustainable material as long as it is harvested in a responsible manner. A large portion of the wood I use comes from local tree surgeons and landscaper which would have otherwise had to be processed at recycling depots.
Any wood that I have to buy comes from suppliers who have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This means it has been grown and harvested with minimal environmental impacts.
I try to use traditional tools and methods as often as possible. There is nothing more satisfying than the sound of a razor shape blade cutting through wood. A defly used axe removes material far more effectively than most power tools and allows you you really connect with the wood.
I also love using my wood craft skills when i go on canoe and bushcraft trips. A spoon whittled by a camp fire in a remote wilderness always feels more special and makes the food taste that little bit sweeter.
You can rest assured knowing anything thing I make is done to highest standard and I pride myself on the quality of my work.
I also love working with my customers so please feel free to contact me if you have something you would like made or customized.