I love my new stamp. I usually do my own but with letters it becomes very delicate. Bram was able to accommodate my request and offered great advice so that it turned out perfectly. I love that I can design something and get it custom done right here in Merrickville. My stamp is rather large so Bram attached it to a solid wood block. This should make it last a lot longer. Very considerate, thank you.
We own one of the first stamps Bram ever made and have been using it for 3 years. It has stamped over 3000 bags and is still going strong! Great quality and as always Bram is great to deal with. Would highly suggest getting one of these made for stamping bags and boxes!
Our stamp has been in use for over six months now, it has put our logo on over a thousand kraft paper bags and the image is still clean and crisp. We are extremely pleased with the product and with the service we got from Bram. Our first stamp was ready in just a couple of days but wasn't quite as crisp as what we wanted...Bram responded very quickly and made a second one that met our needs perfectly.
This is a Christmas gift for our grandson because we feel he is very special to us. Made with real wood makes it even more special. Thanks again
The table we got from Bram is of the quality and craftsmanship I did not think was possible at this price point. Our guests often marvel at the fine dovetailing, intricate angled line motif, finished by the stylish angled leg hardware. Also, as our living room table, it’s robust construction, and exceptional wood selection ensure it keeps looking great under heavy use...with storage for days too!...A perfect addition to our home.
Really happy with this tray. Wood is smooth & well finished. Raised lip keep everything ON the try instead of the floor. Much better than using an old book to roll on!
What a great piece! We stumbled into Bram’s shop in Merrickville, it’s full of beautifully crafted furniture. We will be back!
Bought this at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair from Bram and I love the finish and detailing. Also very sturdy but not too heavy to move around. I’ve received so many compliments on it too!
After visiting Bram's store in Merrickville and seeing the amazing detail and craftsmanship that goes into his furniture, we knew that we wanted to have him make some custom pieces for our new home. It was a pleasure dealing with Bram throughout the process. The final product is a beautifully crafted media cabinet and side tables, of exceptionally high quality.
Fast shipping of an excellent product!
Can’t tell you how much I love gifting this to all of my mamas-to-be! Knowing these gorgeous rattles are hand made from sustainable material from a great small business makes it mean even more. Happy customer x 1000!
After visiting Bram’s beautiful store in Merrickville, we decided to have Bram design and build custom coffee table and speaker stands. The whole process went smoothly with good communication and outstanding craftsmanship. Beautiful furniture that will last for years!
For a few months I had been looking for a gift with a design of bagpipes. Bram had made some beautiful maple leaf coasters which lead to his wife designing the bagpipe design & Bram making the coasters, within a few days I had a beautiful set of handmade one of a kind coasters for a special person who has everything.
We can’t say enough about the quality craftsmanship in everything that’s Bram does. We had been looking for an office desk for a couple of years but could never find what we wanted. Stopped in and saw Bram and two weeks later we had exactly what we wanted. We have since purchased a couple of his wooden spoons, a spurtle and as gifts a charcuterie board and a baby rattle! Bram is a beauty!
I bought it because of the cool engineering feet or making a baby rattle out of one piece of wood, Turns out my son also thinks it's really cool! Something we will keep for a long time 👍
I can't say enough about Bram and the work he does. My wife and I ordered 4 custom engraved charcuterie boards as gifts and one for our own use. They are spectacular and exactly what we wanted.
We have also bought a custom baby rattle made out of ONE PIECE of wood that has been with our son for 4 years now. It is truly a unique piece of art with an everyday function.
We would recommend Bram's work to anyone looking for unique, handcrafted top quality woodwork.
Mario & Sarah
Purchased a number of these for friends and family. Adored by parents and babies alike. Great quality. Truly a classic.
I have used this product many times and in my opinion it is the best you can get.
As a birth doula I have always loved giving a special gift to the new baby to welcome them to Earth, and Bram's rattles have always been a big hit with babies and parents alike. Highly recommended!
I don’t do customer reviews very often (even though I should), but I felt it was important to do one for Bram and his company. He is a wonderful craftsman, who is innovative and cares deeply about his work and customers.
I had a unique project that I couldn’t get done. I wanted 90, yes 90, park and river names engraved on 3 paddles. A gift for my wife celebrating all the canoe trips we had done. It was December and I wanted it for Christmas.
“Too Funny” and “Not Possible” was the typical response from people I spoke to. That was until I dropped into Bram’s Merrickville shop. He listened intently to what I wanted to get done. He asked a few expert questions, made a few excellent suggestions that I had not thought of and then said; “90 names engraved on 3 paddles in 2 weeks before Christmas...let’s give it a try..”
Bram was back in short order with the first of 3 paddles done. It was exactly what I was looking for so he finished other 2 in time for the tree. It was wonderful gift and my wife was very pleased.
Btw while all this was going on Bram was in the process of building a new shop (which is awesome) and he did a ton of running around to help me find someone to paint and finish the paddles as well.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Bram and if you want quality and innovation in wood working he is the man.
I just brought home a beautiful custom coffee table built by Bram. From our first meeting to the completion of my furniture, he was delightful to work with and has created a piece of furniture that I will cherish for many years.
Stylish design, never loose your keys and also great for keeping your sun glasses near the door. Quality product!
I own 3 of Brams spoons and they are wonderful, they are definitely an item I use in my kitchen every day.
Proud owner of a Bram D'Hoest Credenza, the quality of Brams wood work is amazing. You will not be disappointed with his craftsmanship and customer service.
Our baby loves playing with the rattle! and I love that its safe! thanks Bram!!
I’ve had a rattle for my two girls for over 3 years now, it’s had hours upon hours of shaking, but more then that the constant chewing and biting, the rattle is in perfect shape. My girls love it, so happy to fine a quality natural toy that has proven it will last!
We received one of Bram’s rattles for our little one at our baby shower - our baby absolutely loves it!! Looks beautiful, so smooth and has a lovely feel. Already given several as gifts for friends having babies.
As a labour and delivery nurse it’s important to me to promote safe and wonderful products to my friends, family, and patients! I absolutely love this safe, clean, and fun rattle. It’s my go-to present for baby showers! Highly recommend!!
We contacted Bram to have him make a custom sized coffee table for our small condo. He was quick to reply, and offered great suggestions on sizing and leg length. Fast forward a few weeks, and we are thrilled with the new addition to our home. The craftsmanship and care that went into this table are immediately apparent. The finish is smooth like butter! Bram also offered notes on how to care for the wood which has been very helpful. Kudos!
Featured this Month
This month our featured product is
our signature baby rattle!
Each one has been hand crafted from a single piece of sustainably harvested Ontario Sugar Maple. That means, the rings are not glued on, but are separated from the rest of the wood on the lathe, and the rest of the wood is shaped to create our signature rattle!
Bram D'Hoest Wood Work
Located between Ottawa and Kingston, our mission at Bram D'Hoest Wood Work is to create contemporary solid wood furniture and home decor accents that look beautiful in your home, condo or office space and will stand the test of time. We also offer custom CNC services like corporate gifts with personalization, special occasion gifts, store signs,....
All our products are made in our workshop in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.