Welcome to the home page of GuelphWoodArt – your site for hand-crafted, Canadian-made, quality products.  We are constantly updating our selections and inventory with new products, so please check back on a regular basis as we continue to update this site.  

Have you ever noticed that when people see a well-crafted item made of wood they tend to want to touch it, pick it up, hold it, feel it?  Some of this is due to the nature of the object; some is due to the nature of the material it is made of.

Our goal at GuelphWoodArt is to bring you in touch with wood’s natural, inherent beauty through our handcrafted products – providing items of value that are a pleasure to have, either as decorations, tools or games.  Every item is meticulously created – no robots, no laser cutting, no mass production. As such, no two items are exactly the same.  We hope you enjoy your new treasures as much as we have enjoyed creating them.




I gave two spurtles as gifts this past Christmas.  My friends loved them and are using them. I even had one friend ask me to get one or two more. My friend’s son had seen her using it at Christmas and wanted one. I definitely would recommend Al’s wood products.  He has several products and his craftsmanship is superb.


Al is very talented at what he does. He provides a great product with excellent workmanship and the love he has for what he does shines through in every piece of wood art that he produces.

I highly recommend him and would urge you to try to think of something that he can not provide. I believe he will surpass all your expectations.

A very satisfied client.

Darryl Campbell, Executive Director & Regional Manager, LegalSheild

I was very interested in the historical nature of the spurtle and I purchased one that was handmade by Al Pentland. The idea was that my husband would use it for porridge, but before he could try it out, I used it to make fudge. I found the handle to be ergonomically comfortable and my fudge seemed creamier than usual. I didn’t even require a spoon to pour the fudge in the pan. The spurtle was easy to clean and the decorative woodburning makes it an attractive utensil. I plan on using my (our) new spurtle whenever I have to cook and stir ingredients. Guess we’ll be eating more fudge at my house!


My first purchase from Al Pentland and Guelph Wood Art was a quilt rack.
I was pleased to be able to obtain a quilt rack in the exact dimensions and stain I wanted. As a creative touch, Al added a double row of indentations on the top of the rack so I could display plates or pictures should I choose. The quilt rack is solid yet creative, and has become a family treasure.

One of the things I like about Guelph Wood Art is the variety of products that are offered – and they are all locally made in Guelph, Ontario. Over the past few years I have purchased a wooden puzzle, a Tower of Hanoi game and a wooden shawl pin. I love to give unique gifts and i love the warmth and durability of wood products, so Guelph Wood Art is a natural “go to” for me.

Fran B., Your Content Goes Here

I recently purchased a spurtle from Guelph Wood Art, and have been very pleased with it. So much so, that I bought three more to give as gifts. The craftsmanship is excellent and customer service fantastic. Al’s full of ideas and more than willing to do custom work, which is a great service. Highly recommend!


I acquired 3 scarf pins from Al, 2 as gifts and one for myself. These are unusual items not found everywhere and are a fun item to wear.  They also are useful as an added benefit – not only attractive by themselves, but you can use them to keep a scarf or shawl tied together or attached to the shoulder of a sweater.

The lamb, cat and shooting star were a hit with all the ladies who have them now.  Thanks Al for these wonderful items.

Karen Howard FCGmA, RMV, CAP(CJA), Member of AIJV KC Appraisals