Dovetail’s journey began 23 years ago in a tiny spare room in Alloa, carving a horse’s head, from laminated off cuts from a softwood timber truss. The plan was to build a fully carved rocking horse for our children. It soon became apparent that a lot more equipment, knowledge and space was required before we could complete this project. The seed planted that day continued to grow until 2 years later we decided to take a leap of faith and Dovetail Scotland was born. Over the past 20 years we have honed our craft and established our business and it is now time to return to that small room in Alloa, in spirit at least, and pick up where we left off.

During the next couple of years we will develop a range of wooden toys from rocking horses to spinning tops. Hopefully as the world begins to recognise the destructive effects of plastic on our environment, wooden toys will become accepted into our homes again. These along with other smaller items like clocks, candle sticks and bowls will be available to buy online, mid to end 2020. We will also consider commissions if anyone is looking for something specific we will be happy to build it for you. Read our blog to follow progress as we develop our range of heirloom toys of the future.