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Real wood is the future

October 18, 2019

I’m super pleased to let you know that all coat hooks and nursery décor from Canalside Creations will now be made from real, natural wood. Not only is it beautiful – the wood grain texture shows through even our brightly coloured coat hooks making our coat hooks even more unique - but all our wood comes from FSC certified sources so is kinder to the planet.



We previously used MDF, which has lots of benefits as a material - it’s strong and versatile and easy to work with, however my main issue with it has always been the nasty dust it creates during the making process. It’s fine once it’s all painted and varnished but cutting and sanding creates particles which isn’t good for Mr CC who does all the woodwork. And although MDF can be recycled, many places do not currently have the recycling infrastructure in place to handle it, something I wasn’t aware of when we first started.



So we’ve made the switch to natural wood and we hope you love them as much as we do. Please bear with us while we update our photos. It’s only me and Mr CC spinning all the plates at Canalside Creations so we can’t cut a bazillion examples for photos all at once.



And now we’ve sussed working with lovely, real wood, we will soon be offering unpainted coat hooks to showcase the natural beauty of this material. Here are my favourite rocket ship coat hooks in ash. Of course, you can choose whatever colour pegs you like to match your little one’s bedroom colour scheme. What shapes would you like to see next?





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Canalside Creations is a handmade craft business run by us, a husband and wife team, and inspired by our two small children. Each and every purchase makes us do a little happy dance and means we can keep running our little business and spend more time home with our little family. Thank you for supporting handmade!




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