About Us


This all started at Christmas 1986, when our boys were three and one year old. They got curious and pulled down the Christmas tree, breaking many glass ornaments. Nobody got hurt, I pulled the youngster out of the wreakage and noticed he had small cuts on his knees.

I never liked this idea of glass ornaments, there are never any left to pass on to the next generation. So, I went down to my small woodworking shop, using white pine I turned a couple wooden balls. Using a wood burning pen, I drew a snowman on one and a santa on the other, adding colours and their names ...et voila!

It was family and friends who first created a demand for the wooden ornaments, not only do we still have the first two, but we still make them by hand for many families and their friends.

We use white pine from our controlled local forest industry. Great care is devoted in the selection and drying process of this light wood. It is then turned on a lathe before going through many sanding steps.

I create an original acrylic painting for the designs. The image is then reduced on several films and, with precision, these are etched on several metal plates depending on the colours. Using this lithographic printing system, I am able to faithfully reproduce my art works directly on the wood one colour at a time.

We take pride in performing so many skills in such a small piece of wood that will last many generations!

Gaétan Courchesne, artist/owner



Over the years we has been our previledge to fulfill so many custom orders. Fairmont Hotels, City of Ottawa, the Parliment Boutique just to name a few.

Our latest projects include: Mont-Tremblant and Landsdowne Park. These wood ornament can be customized to your needs.
Examples :

  • Original artwork made by Gaetan Courchesne, the artist who founded and painted all wooden balls on this site
  • Corporate logo with distinct message to your customers
  • Reproduction of an artwork that you have copyrights paid for
  • We can also make larger wooden balls


  • Size: 2.5 inch diameter for standard large ball 2.5 inch diameter for standard large ball containing a hidden capsule
  • Minimum quantity: 250 items
  • Weight: 6.5 grams – large ball containing removable memory capsule

For your custom order please feel free to contact us:
email: info@finewoodornaments.ca
phone: 819-246-9742
fax: 819-243-9332