New Berlin store features handcrafted, customized wood creations

New Berlin store features handcrafted, customized wood creations

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BERLIN – A store featuring handcrafted, customized wood creations and more recently opened. 

Cuts Of Wood is located at 201 Christian Lane, Unit C. 

Longtime Berlin resident Dave Cavedon founded Cuts Of Wood in 2016. The store operated as a workshop and Cavedon displayed his creations at various fairs, markets, and consignment stores until he finally decided to open a shop earlier this month. 

At first, Cavedon mostly worked with wood but now also creates unique items from ceramic tile, acrylics, plastics, flat glass, leather, and more. 

“I’m happy to create a custom gift for any occasion, from a baby shower to a funeral,” said Cavedon. 

A lifelong artisan, Cavedon has always had a love of woodworking. After retiring as a police officer in West Hartford, he transformed his hobby into a creative venture. 

“As a police officer I was able to help people find their way through difficult times. Now I help people find the perfect custom gift,” said Cavedon.

Cuts Of Wood displays a wide selection of whimsically shaped wall ornaments, detailed cutting boards, wedding cake toppers, desk nameplates, fun height rulers, and more. Cavedon uses wood cultivated from sustainable forest programs or repurposed. When shopping for other materials, he looks for local sellers. 

The creative aspect of the job, Cavedon said, is what excites him the most, adding it “feels like Christmas” each time he’s able to transform the customer’s idea into a tangible product. 

“To be able to take somebody’s thought and bring it to life, that’s the most satisfying reward,” said Cavedon. 

Even though Cuts Of Wood now has a permanent location, Cavedon will continue selling his creations at local stores and fairs. More information can be found online at

Due to the safety and health precautions, appointments are required prior to browsing the shop or making an order. The store can be reached at 860-656-8249 or 

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