The Backwoods Craftsman

Woodcraft Artisan

About Us

Hi! Nice to meet you! We're Vince & Alana!

Photo by Anthony Fernando

Vince is the Craftsman. of the operation, while I assists with the finishing of the products (oiling and conditioning of the wood, etc.), attending the Farmer's Market, craft shows, and and the administrative "stuff."   Vince has lived on the beautiful Bird River in Manitoba Canada for all of his adult life, and growing up it was his escape from the city with his family.    I joined Vince full time in this gorgeous part of the province a couple of years ago, myself growing up in a rural area only about 150 kilometers  away.  Vince has always been inspired by this land and has always had a love of working with wood.  He needed very little encouragement from me to cultivate and embrace his creativity.  The result is "The Backwoods Craftsman!"

Made in Canada


 We make hand-crafted wood products inspired  by nature.  

Where we live is our inspiration. The breathtaking vistas, the precious waterways, the impressive forests of the back-country and the abundant wildlife of the area.  Let us inspire you with our portfolio of unique, high quality creations and projects!


Our Product


 From cutting bards to furniture and home decor items.      

The main medium of is birch and diamond willow, locally and consciously harvested in Manitoba, Canada.. Vince ages and mills the wood himself from it's raw state and carefully chooses the pieces that are uniquely suited to each project. Vince also uses acacia wood and maple for some of the cutting boards, including (a favorite with Chefs).

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