Hedgehog Wood Studio

Hi, welcome to my shop, I’m James Cunningham, the sole craftsman behind Hedgehog Wood Studio. I am dedicated to crafting unique items that bring function and natural beauty together, adding a little flair to everyday life. I work in a small co-operative shop in Toronto, sharing space with other furniture makers and cabinet makers. Working primarily with hardwoods from both locally harvested urban logging and sustainably sourced lumber suppliers, I create long lasting products that I would be happy to have in my own home and can feature as a centerpiece to an evening of entertaining friends or a quiet dinner shared with loved ones.

I’ve been building furniture and small projects since I was a young boy, and have recently expanded to a variety of kitchen and home decor items. My main motivation is to create designs and products that show off the incredible colour and texture of different woods. I never use stains or dyes, relying completely on the natural colours and different techniques to create dramatic patterns. I document most of my building and design process on Instagram, and enjoy sharing my excitement for woodworking with the online community. Please follow the links to my Instagram page to see how the products available here come together from raw materials to a beautifully finished product.

I’m happy to discuss custom projects and encourage you to reach out if you have a specific project in mind.