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Swaine Street Woodworking is Here!

Swaine Street Woodworking is the creation of local crafter Jana Bookholt. Jana is a NSCAD graduate who became interested in woodworking after taking a course in cabinetry at NSCC. In just over a year, she has participated in many craft shows, and is now selling her work at several local retailers, and a few in Ontario. She’s also been invited to attend the Toronto International Film Festival this fall to represent her work in the AMC gift lounge. This girl is on fire- take a look at her beautiful work and you’ll understand why!

Photo by Ted Pritchard for The Chronicle Herald

Crafting a cutting board or charcuterie board involves milling down rough cut lumber, cutting it to size, gluing all the pieces together then sanding. The images that adorn some of her boards are Jana’s own designs that she draws on by hand with a burning pen.


Jana’s boards are functional works of art and would make a wonderful gift for a wedding, for a cook, or for yourself!

We have several Swaine Street maple boards in the shop, which are extremely durable, beautiful, and provide an excellent work surface. We also carry  Beeswax Polish, and Rosemary Lemon Cutting Board Oil, both hand made in small batches  by Jana. These products work wonders to protect and restore wooden cutting boards, bowls, utensils and more.

Visit henhouse soon to see her work in person!

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