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Hand carved, Custom woodworking designs
Exquisitely hand carved wooden cribbage boards, Inukshuk's, driftwood sculptures, and custom crosses
Functional Art Designs
The love of the wood
Lorne Mertick hand carves unique, exquisite art pieces from a variety of woods. His cribbage boards are painstakingly carved in fine detail, stained, and then finished with a high quality lacquer. All boards come with solid brass pegs custom-ground to fit each piece, and most boards have a drawer to store the pegs and a deck of cards. Lorne dates and signs his artwork; most have brass art plates. These cribbage boards are truly a treasure of functional art that are a must for any player or collector.
About the Artist
"One of my greatest satisfactions is in knowing that my cribbage boards will last generations and will be handed down for all to enjoy."
When it comes to making cribbage boards, I use brads to separate the sets of five holes in the board. My peg storage is held in place with magnets and all my pegs are metal. It’s the little things that make all the difference in the quality of workmanship.
A large percentage of my work is custom orders. With custom boards the sky is the limit. Your cribbage board can be anything you can imagine, within reason of course!
My designs are great for gifts, service awards or recognition for employees. Imagine your corporate logo hand carved on a beautiful custom cribbage board.
I would like to sincerely thank my past and present supporters, many of whom have become dear friends.
He gets a 5 star from us.
Aloha Nui Loa,
I would recommend to anyone who is looking for that special gift to call Lorne and place an order.
Premium Customized Wood Designs
Have a look at my galleries to review my work.
How to Order
If you are interested in one of my designs, or commissioning a custom piece, I’d love to hear from you.
Please follow the instructions below to initiate the process.
Standard Board Quote
I prefer that we have an actual conversation if you are interested in a standard board. We can discuss specific details of what I have in inventory, based on your budget. I will send you a selection of photos, often I have boards in inventory that are not posted on the website. Standard cribbage boards come with metal pegs, rear storage for the pegs and brads separating the sets of five holes. Prices start at $100.
Custom Board Quote
Filling out the contact form is the starting point, however it is essential to the design that we have a verbal conversation. I will try to understand and interpret your version of what you have in mind for your custom board. There are quite a few decisions to be made including wood species, stain color, size, shape and theme. Orders should be placed well enough in advance to ensure prompt delivery. Prices are based on size, details and complexity.
Delivery & Upgrades
Standard deliveries upon payment. Custom deliveries require a 50% deposit and balance paid prior to delivery. A popular upgrade has been the addition of engraved metal plates to the boards. I recess the engraved metal plates usually onto the back of the board. The text can be simple, or heartfelt. It can commemorate occasions or events. The personalization has been extremely well received. Not only have you ordered a custom cribbage board, but you have taken it to another level by having it personalized.