HELLO & WELCOME!
I'm Ellyn, a self-taught woodworker, artist and the creator of Ellynwood. My workshop is located on the Coast Salish territories of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) in beautiful Brackendale, British Columbia.
Both creativity and nature bring me an inner peace like nothing else and they have always been a big part of who I am. I feel a deep connection to all the mountains, forests and wild things that draw one to the west coast. I've dabbled in many careers and creative mediums over the years and began woodworking in 2020 when searching for a new path in life.
I create custom, one-of-a-kind wooden art and home decor. My work includes a little bit of everything. From mountain landscapes, animals, custom signs, frames and puzzles to furniture enhancements and more!
To create my pieces, I sketch out my designs and then use a collection of saws, sanders and carving tools to bring them to life with wood. I use recycled or scrap wood to repurpose them into something beautiful. I use paints, stains and wood finishes that are non-toxic, biodegradable and child-safe. These days I mostly use Real Milk Paint Co. products!
I am also proud to support Tree Canada. A portion of every purchase is donated to support Tree Canada's efforts to grow better places to live, They're doing great work to reforest and green communities across Canada. Learn more about their initiatives on their website. Every Ellynwood product plants at least 1 tree; the more a piece costs, the more trees it helps to plant!
Thank you so much for being here - I hope my work makes you smile and maybe even sparks your imagination :)