The Wooden Quaich is steeped in history. Dating back to the 16th century, the Quaich is Scotland’s cup of friendship. It has been offered through the centuries as a welcoming gift at Clan Gatherings and to visitors from far and wide across the world. The word “Quaich” is a Scots rendering of the Gaelic word “Cuach”, meaning cup. The two handed design of this vessel incorporates trust on the part of both the giver and receiver.
It is this rich history and tradition that makes the Paul Hodgkiss Designs Elm Wooden Quaich such a wonderful and ideal gift, especially for weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Our new range of Burr Elm Wooden Quaichs has been individually handcrafted, starting off as a cylindrical block of Scottish Elm. We have handpicked only the finest selection of Burr Elm timber to be used for this range of exclusive Quaichs. Burr Elm is exquisitely prized and is very scarce. Our stock has been expertly and lovingly stored by ourselves for over 16 years.
Once the elm has been shaped and sculpted through five separate lathe stages and then three hand finish processes, any spaces in the timber that would naturally occur are then filled with our very own resin to enhance the natural beauty of the timber. We have used cutting edge CNC technology to achieve accuracy and detail in the design of the handle. The Burr Elm Wooden Quaich is then finished and sealed by hand using Tung oil. This oil has been used traditionally for thousands of years as it has many amazing qualities including being water and alcohol resistant. This makes it ideal for us to use as the Quaich is traditionally used to drink Whisky from at many ceremonies and special occasions.
All timbers used in the production of our Elm Wooden Quaichs are sourced both locally and responsibly country wide. Our Elm Wooden Quaichs are also easily recognised by our distinctive flower logo which is engraved on the handle.
Please be aware that as timber is a natural material the grain will vary, and will display its own unique characteristics, which is an integral part of the charm and beauty of real wood. Therefore, when you purchase one of our handmade Burr Elm Wooden Quaichs, although they will be same design, size, weight, there will be differences in the grain of the timber, and will differ from the one pictured.
Also available in our shop at Paul Hodgkiss Designs, 31 Gavinton Street, Glasgow G44 3EF.