Welcome to Charlie's Little Workshop

Home Made Wood Crafts 

Personalised / Designed For You

What is Charlie's Little Workshop?

Charlie's Little Workshop is the result of my woodworking hobbies, love for working with wood and it's natural beauty.

I produce unique bespoke products which are either engraved, constructed or turned on a lathe and personalised to your requirements. Every item I make is not only unique by personalisation but by the patterns (grain) formed in the wood itself.

Signs, Plaques, Chopping boards, Coasters, Clocks, Pens, Bowls, Key rings and more. 

About Me

I spent 30 years in the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Engineer.

I am currently still working in the Defence industry performing Data Analysis on Aircraft Systems.

I started working with wood just over 20 years ago and enjoy using different machinery and hand tools to create a range of individual products.

My Aim

Is to let you enjoy my products and have the satisfaction of owning (or gifting) something unique and personal. From everyday items, something made for a special occasion or maybe a quirky gift.

I also want to support the MSA TRUST and promote awareness of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) which is a debilitating brain disease affecting different areas of the brain, and currently with no cure. 

My sister was diagnosed with this condition several years ago.

Part of your purchase price will go to the MSA Trust for help in research and provision of nursing specialists to help patients and their families.

How it's made

Using your ideas and computer CNC software I bring your projects to life.

Projects can be designed from scratch or imported as Clipart, Bitmap or Jpeg files. 

Some photos can be converted to grey scale, but these require a lot of refining and computer time.

All projects are submitted through a simulation process, and a 3D image of the completed design will emailed or posted to you for approval, accompanied with a price quote, before I start cutting wood. 

Maximum design sizes: Rectangle 14" x 11" Circle diameter 10.5 "

(All shapes 1 inch max depth)


Products are mainly made from Laminated Bamboo, Beech Block or Pine Boards. I sometimes have access to small Oak off cuts.

Specialist woods can be sourced at request but this does increase the overall cost and time to process.

Food Standard Mineral Oil is applied to any products used for food consumption or preparation.

I aim to complete orders within 14 days of acceptance, depending on complexity of design and time required.


  • June 2017 My friend loved the Horse Box sign and could not believe the cost.  Mr G.M, Lincolnshire
  • July 2017 My daughter was thrilled with the plaque for her dance teacher, a truly unique gift. Mrs A.W King's Lynn
  • Aug 2017 The Celtic Love Knots looked fabulous for my daughters Wedding, especially in the Purple Heart wood. Mr R.S Huntingdon
  • October 2017 Our personalised table centre pieces were much admired by guests at our wedding. Mr and Mrs B Halesworth

Get in touch

Please include a brief description of what you require and we can soon make a start on your unique design.

Colin 'Charlie' Brown - Charlie's Little Workshop