We are a husband and wife team, Martin and Janice Byrne and the founders of MJB Woodcrafts working together on virtually every project to bring our specific skills to every handmade wooden gift.
Martin is the technical genius who has created the techniques and equipment that makes MJB Woodcrafts’ woodwork so special. Not only did he build his own CNC machine, he designed a steamer that is used to create our stunning homemade shaker boxes - not just beautiful wooden object and a perfect gift, but a craft item that will become a treasured possession for generations to come.
Janice helps with the design work and is a dab hand with the varnish brush!
Based in Yorkshire, MJB Woodcrafts calls upon a long history of native woodworking. North Ferriby, where our workshp is found, is the site of the earliest sewn plank boats outside Egypt. Dating back to the Bronze age, the Ferriby boats are the earliest known boats found in Europe and point to a heritage of working with wood that we continue to the present day.