What do we sell?
We currently sell various turned pieces (bowls, chalices, plates, etc.), bird houses and feeders (both kits and preassembled) and Moon Rocker boards (curved boards for play and balancing). Our plans include some wooden toys, wooden buttons, bat houses, and other things. Please drop us a note if you have other suggestions or questions!
About Our Store:
Our family at The Carpenter's Son's Apprentice would like to wish you a very blessed Fall 2017 !
Moon Rockers / Rocker Boards.
Unfortunately, rocker board sales are on hold during Tim's move and subsequent settling in.
While I hope to be open again soon, it is unlikely that this will happen effectively before Christmas.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
We call them Moon Rockers. They go by many names but were created by the Waldorf community primarily for use
with young children for their fantastic ability to help develop balance and coordination, as well as just plain having
fun and being creative. They are also increasing in popularity among adults, including physiotherapists, for
many of the same physical reasons as Waldorf schools, including keeping balance sharp.
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We never include "instructions" with our boards for the plain and simple reason that being told what to do limits creativity.
Part of the beauty of such a simple tool is that a creative, playful mind can find all kinds of ways of using the boards.
We do recommend, however, that if you are using the board for physiotherapy, please consult an certified physiotherapist to make sure that what your intentions are with a particular use of the board make sense to a professional.
All activity with the boards must be supervised by a responsible adult.
Made from six layers of 3 mm (1/8") plywood, these boards are laminated together in a curved form to produce a curved balance and stretching board that can withstand over 90 kg (200 lbs) of pressure. The boards' edges are all rounded over and they are finished with a natural, non-toxic shellac varnish, providing a smooth surface for skin of any age. Each board forms 1/4 of a circle approximately 90cm long and 30cm wide (3ft x 1ft). Because these boards are made by hand, the finished dimensions vary slightly from one board to another.
We are a small, family business with goals that are quite different from "normal". We are not in business to make a lot of money, but rather to make enough money to allow us to live as sustainably as we can on Gabriola Island and have time to contribute back to our community and the wider world - goals not unlike the board's original makers in the Rudolph Steiner Fellowship Community. If you're interested, you can check out our goals here.
As a consequence, however, we are never going to have really high production.
Because of this, as well as the consequent quality and relatively low price of our boards, we will sometimes (God willing!) be out of stock for open sale (no stock in surplus of orders or wait list) and have found it necessary to develop a wait list system for such times.
If you find we are out of stock and would like to be on our wait list, please contact us here.