Clover & Maple

Clover & Maple Clover & Maple is a small woman-owned woodworking business based in Alexandria, Virginia that offers handcrafted live-edge furniture and a variety of handmade wooden kitchen and household items.

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Holiday sale! Save 10% on my remaining inventory of tealight holders, catch-all trays, cedar and walnut trivets, and tri...
12/17/2021

Holiday sale! Save 10% on my remaining inventory of tealight holders, catch-all trays, cedar and walnut trivets, and tri-blend cotton t-shirts. Today only!

Here’s what’s available:
- x2 cedar “stone” tealight holders
- x1 walnut tealight holder
- x2 maple tealight holders
- x1 rectangle walnut tray
- x2 rectangle maple trays
- x1 round maple tray
- x2 round walnut trays
- x2 square ambrosia maple tray
- x3 cedar trivets
- x1 walnut trivet
- lots of t-shirts in all sizes

Link to store in bio. Discount automatically applied at checkout. My sincere thanks for your support… honestly, those little sale notifications really make me smile!😊

Stay safe this holiday season, however you celebrate! 🎄
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#holidaygifts #holidayseason #holidaysale #holidaydecor #shopsmallbusiness #shopsmall #homedecor #homesweethome #tealightholder #trivet #traydecor #ringtray #trays #tshirt #brandedapparel #alexandriava #madeinva #madeinvirginia

Finished up the cherry live-edge coffee table tonight! Here are some pics of the table nestled in her new home with a wo...
12/16/2021

Finished up the cherry live-edge coffee table tonight! Here are some pics of the table nestled in her new home with a wonderful client-turned-friend.

Huge thanks to Sean and Ronda for the beautiful cherry slab!

Cherry slab @black_forest_sawmill
Epoxy-filled knots @ecopoxy
Finish @walrusoil furniture butter
Legs @diyhairpinlegs
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#liveedgewood #liveedgefurniture #liveedgetable #coffeetable #livingroomdecor #midcenturymodern #midcenturyfurniture #cherrywood #customfurniture #handmade #makermama #workingmom #smallbusiness #womanwoodworker #woodworking #woodworker #woodworkher #alexandriava #madeinva #delrayalexandria

Finished up the last of my limited series maple tealight centerpieces tonight! This is four of four in a unique collecti...
12/14/2021

Finished up the last of my limited series maple tealight centerpieces tonight! This is four of four in a unique collection and it’s headed off to a good friend as promised before the holidays.

The wood started as a large curved maple branch that I ‘liberated’ from the mulcher when two trees (one maple, the other chestnut oak) were being cut down by a builder across the street. After watching from the window, I got up the nerve to walk across and ask if I could have some of the wood. To my surprise, they were like, “take as much as you like.” I started with a few small logs and then, before I knew it, I had a modest harvest of logs covering our front lawn without really thinking through how I was going to mill them. Safety gear, a chainsaw mill, hours of effort, and a broken big toe later, I decided to give up on the idea of milling my own wood and brought the logs to a local sawyer who milled them into 1” and 2” slabs for me. I sealed the ends, bought a pile of “stickers” (wood strips to allow air to pass through the slabs), wood palettes as a base, some corrugated roofing to create coverage from the elements, a moisture reader, and then air dried the slabs for a year before I started working with them.

While I love the idea of upcycling urban trees (especially ones that are wrongfully cut down), I do think this type of work is best left to the pros… and then I can focus on the making aspect 😊.

I do enjoy tealights though, both for personal use and the craft of making them, so they’ll no doubt be making an appearance again in 2022. I may have also ambitiously purchased a bunch of soy candle making stuff earlier this year, so I have some ideas for that as well 😉🕯.

Wood: maple from Alexandria, VA
Finish: @walrusoil furniture butter
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#maple #tealight #tealightholder #homedecor #homeaccents #centerpieces #handmade #candles #woodworking #woodworkher #makermama #workingmom #smallbusiness #madeinva #alexandriava #tableware #liveedge

Get ready for the big board sale this Friday! Save 20% off my remaining inventory of handmade serving and cutting boards...
12/07/2021

Get ready for the big board sale this Friday! Save 20% off my remaining inventory of handmade serving and cutting boards. I’ve got walnut, maple, ambrosia maple, cherry, and chestnut oak available in a range of sizes and styles.

The boards will be automatically discounted at checkout, no code necessary. Feel free to scroll through the photos to see what’s available or visit my online store for more details. Link in bio.

The sale starts at 12:00am EST Friday, December 10th. I offer free local pickup, $2.50 local delivery within a 6 mile radius, and shipping across the U.S., Canada, EU, and UK. I can have your purchase shipped same-day or the following day if it’s a late order.

Thanks in advance for your support and happy holidays! ❄️
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#cuttingboard #servingboard #walnut #cherry #butcherblock #kitchenware #maple #handmade #madeinva #alexandriava #woodworking #woodworkher #makermama #shopsmall #buylocal #holidaysale #localmaker #oldtownalexandria #delrayalexandria #smallbusiness #sale

I have a few sets of entirely handmade and hand-painted maple and walnut coasters still available from hometown holidays...
12/03/2021

I have a few sets of entirely handmade and hand-painted maple and walnut coasters still available from hometown holidays, featuring earth friendly paint and finish from @realmilkpaintco. They come in hexagon, round, and I have one set of square left.

I can’t say enough positive things about these paints and their natural aesthetic - I also love that they are environmentally friendly and non-toxic, a must for my household! The finishing cream is the perfect companion to hand-painted coasters, as it protects them from watermarks while also maintaining a natural matte finish.

They are currently on sale - today only - for 10% off (no code required). Get them while I still have some available if you’re interested 😊 - many, many thanks to all of you for your support and to @realmilkpaintco for the incredible products!

Happy holidays! 🌲
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#coasters #handpainted #madebyhand #woodcoasters #earthfriendly #nontoxic #holidaysale #holidaygifts #shopsmall #womanowned #woodworking #woodworker #makermama #workingmom #tistheseason #homedecor

The first promo for tomorrow’s sale is the Bolivian rosewood coasters I recently finished making. They feature two 1/2” ...
12/02/2021

The first promo for tomorrow’s sale is the Bolivian rosewood coasters I recently finished making. They feature two 1/2” round cherry inlays, two opposing rounded edges, and cork bottoms. They’ve been finished with @odiesoil to bring out the beautiful rosewood grain and protect against watermarks.

Bolivian Rosewood is an exceptionally hard and heavy wood and the grain is stunning!

The coasters are sold as a set of four for $45. I currently have three sets available and wood inventory to make three additional sets, but of three instead of four (if the existing ones sell out). These are a limited run, so get them while I have them if they spark your interest!

Link to my store is in my bio.
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#coasters #woodcoasters #rosewood #bolivianrosewood #handmade #holidayseason #holidayshopping #shopsmall #limitedrelease #woodworking #mamamaker #makermama

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to support my little wood shop yesterday during #smallbusinesssaturday at #...
11/28/2021

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who came out to support my little wood shop yesterday during #smallbusinesssaturday at #hometownholidays!

When you spend hours upon hours handcrafting wooden goods in your little shop and then you’re greeted with love at these small local markets, it’s an incredibly humbling and rewarding experience. Thank you!!!

I’ll be updating my online store with the remaining inventory and will post an update here shortly. If you’d like anything custom made prior to the holidays, definitely get in touch soon, as my shop time is more limited these days with the little one. Also, if there’s anything you’d like that you see in these photos, please DM me and I’ll make sure to save them for you.

The Alexandria and greater DMV maker community is amazing. So grateful to be among you all! Same goes with this IG community of makers - happy holiday season to you all! ❤️🌲 ❄️
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#handmadewithlove #madeinvirginia #madeinva #makeitalexandria #shopsmall #smallbusiness #buylocal #makersofinstagram #makercommunity #holidayseason #holidayshopping #homegoods #kitchenware #homedecor #woodworking #woodtherapy #makermom #makermama #grateful

Come on out to @portcitybrew today from 12-5pm and shop small this holiday season. I’ll be there along with dozens of ot...
11/27/2021

Come on out to @portcitybrew today from 12-5pm and shop small this holiday season. I’ll be there along with dozens of other local Alexandria makers!

I’ve been working hard on some new coasters and tealights featuring @realmilkpaintco earth friendly paints and finishes. Love their stuff! It was a full on family business last night, as my wife and mother-in-law helped me twine and tag all of these during the wee hours while little Rowan was sleeping.

If you’re not local to Alexandria or unable to attend the event, stay tuned for product updates to my online store - I’ll be updating my inventory for the holidays and offer shipping across the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe.
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#shopsmall #shoplocal #localbusiness #madeinalexandria #madeinva #madeinvirginia #holidayseason #holidaygifts #holidayshopping #coasters #tealights #tealightholder #catchalltray #trays #homedecor #kitchenware #cuttingboard #servingboard #bottleopener #bookmarks #ringtray #handmade #virginiamakers #woodworking #woodworkher #mamamaker #workingmom #naptimewoodworker #smallbusinesssaturday

This thanksgiving, I’m most grateful for our daughter and this community, both of which ground my life with meaning and ...
11/25/2021

This thanksgiving, I’m most grateful for our daughter and this community, both of which ground my life with meaning and joy.

Last thanksgiving, she was merely a tiny seed of hope, growing inside of me, our fifth attempt at healthy pregnancy after two painful losses. Today, we got to spend the morning conversing in baby babble while I looked at her in awe, smiling and full of life.

At six weeks pregnant with her, I lost my job and turned to woodworking as therapy to help recover my self-confidence. You’ve collectively helped me feel seen and valued. You’ve helped me reconnect with the maker inside and embraced my learning journey along the way. Thank you!

And to JB, my fellow @naptimewoodworker, thanks for the added sense of community, both as a new parent and an evolving woodworker.

Happy thanksgiving, y’all! 💛🍁
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#woodworkher #woodworker #naptimewoodworker #naptimewoodworking #mamawoodworker #makermama #workingmom #newmom #woodtherapy #makerssupportingmakers #thanksgiving #thankful #woodworkingcommunity #communitylove #ivfsuccess #fertilityjourney #ivfbaby #twomomsandababy #futuremakers #makeitalexandria #madeinvirginia #madeinva

Spent a few hours prepping some boards for coasters yesterday. Cut them into sections with the miter saw and then split ...
11/11/2021

Spent a few hours prepping some boards for coasters yesterday. Cut them into sections with the miter saw and then split them in half to approx. 1/2” boards with the table saw. Whoa, the table saw makes me dang nervous! 😳 I didn’t film yesterday, but if I had, you would have seen me jumping up and down to shake off my nerves from those cuts 😂.

I’ve got curly maple, walnut, and rosewood. I’ll be painting patterns on the maple with @realmilkpaintco and finishing them up all with some of the new wood finishes from @realmilkpaintco. Stay tuned!
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#coasters #woodcoasters #curlymaple #walnut #rosewood #handmadecoasters #naturalfinishes #milkpaint #earthfriendly #holidayseason #holidaygifts #shoplocal #makeitalexandria #madeinva #woodworking #womanwoodworker

Making progress on these wooden tealight holders for my @realmilkpaintco collection. Got everything planed, routed, and ...
11/09/2021

Making progress on these wooden tealight holders for my @realmilkpaintco collection. Got everything planed, routed, and cut to size.

Next up: drill press holes, sand, paint (ash, maple, walnut), and oil.

These will be available for the Hometown Holidays event at @portcitybrew @alexandriamakersmarket on Nov 27th!
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#tealightholder #tealights #woodtherapy #woodwork #womanwoodworker #wooddecor #wooddesign #handcrafted #madeinvirginia #walnut #butternut #maple #ash #olivewood #bluemahoe #homedecor #holidayseason #holidayshopping #buylocal #comingsoon

Here’s the finished live-edge walnut desk, assembled with the @fully_us Jarvis standing desk hardware, grommets, and mon...
11/08/2021

Here’s the finished live-edge walnut desk, assembled with the @fully_us Jarvis standing desk hardware, grommets, and monitor arm.

So gosh darn pretty! 😍

Walnut: @black_forest_sawmill
Finish: @walrusoil furniture butter
Bowties: @slabstitcher
Sanding: @mirka_abrasives @seriousgrit
Knots and crack filling: @starbondadhesives
Live-edge cleanup: @kutzall @narextools_cz

#standingdesk #walnut #liveedgefurniture #liveedgedesign #handmadewithlove #workfromhome #workfromhomelife #madeinva #madeinvirginia #liveedgewood #walnutdesk #alexandriava #jarvisdesk #wfhreality #woodworker #woodworking #womanwoodworker #smallbusiness #buylocal #homeoffice #homeofficedesign #wooddesk #wooddesign

Today (Nov 2) is Election Day in America with several key gubernatorial, mayoral, and congressional races. Virginia is o...
11/02/2021

Today (Nov 2) is Election Day in America with several key gubernatorial, mayoral, and congressional races. Virginia is one of them. If you have the right to vote, please exercise it and get out to your local polling place today before 7pm.

I became a U.S. citizen in 2019 ahead of the 2020 election and voiced my concerns during my oath ceremony, stating that I became a citizen so I could vote. Times are very unsettling these days and I’m personally exhausted from the anxiety of it all. What’s unfolding today around the globe is layered and complex, but we need to remind ourselves of our shared humanity and advocate for equality wherever possible (and seemingly impossible).

I’ve grown to understand how unfavorable it is to talk politics in America, largely because of how divided this nation has grown. There are a lot of important voices to hear and we all need to make more time to hear them and practice empathy and compassion.

Right now, my activism is motivated by our daughter, whose life I cherish and want to see protected. We need progress. Please vote!

#virginiaelections #election2021 #vaelections #alexandriavirginia #vote #votevotevote #nov2 #getoutthevote #womensrights #protectourchildern #protectourplanet #electionday

(Image inspired by @stitchandrivet)

Today (Nov 2) is Election Day in America with several key gubernatorial, mayoral, and congressional races. Virginia is one of them. If you have the right to vote, please exercise it and get out to your local polling place today before 7pm.

I became a U.S. citizen in 2019 ahead of the 2020 election and voiced my concerns during my oath ceremony, stating that I became a citizen so I could vote. Times are very unsettling these days and I’m personally exhausted from the anxiety of it all. What’s unfolding today around the globe is layered and complex, but we need to remind ourselves of our shared humanity and advocate for equality wherever possible (and seemingly impossible).

I’ve grown to understand how unfavorable it is to talk politics in America, largely because of how divided this nation has grown. There are a lot of important voices to hear and we all need to make more time to hear them and practice empathy and compassion.

Right now, my activism is motivated by our daughter, whose life I cherish and want to see protected. We need progress. Please vote!

#virginiaelections #election2021 #vaelections #alexandriavirginia #vote #votevotevote #nov2 #getoutthevote #womensrights #protectourchildern #protectourplanet #electionday

(Image inspired by @stitchandrivet)

Here’s the finished live-edge walnut console table for my friends at @eatrootrise! I purchased this walnut slab a couple...
10/24/2021

Here’s the finished live-edge walnut console table for my friends at @eatrootrise!

I purchased this walnut slab a couple of years ago from a sawyer named Jeff Tidd near Shenandoah. All that beautiful curl was hidden under the rough sawn wood, but I knew it had potential.

When Eddie and Danielle asked if I could make them a live-edge table of a specific size, I knew just the slab to use. This was a labor of love, as are all of my live-edge pieces. I also got to use my angle grinder for the first time to help smooth out some of the edges.

I get to stare at this beauty until they pick it up and bring it to their home. They assured me that I could come visit it… 😂

Wood: Virginia walnut
Legs: @diyhairpinlegs
Crack repair: @starbondadhesives
Sanding: @mirka_abrasives @seriousgrit
Debarking and grinding: @dewalttough @kutzall @narextools_cz
Finish: @odiesoil

#liveedge #liveedgetable #liveedgefurniture #handmadetable #midcenturymodern #hairpinlegs #walnut #handmadewithlove #madeinva #madeinvirginia #alxva #oldtownalexandria #delrayalexandria #restonva #makersgonnamake #vendors #woodworking #woodworker #woodworkher #woodtherapy #woodart

Time for intros! For those who’ve recently started following me, I’m Jacquelyn and I started Clover & Maple last January...
10/24/2021

Time for intros!

For those who’ve recently started following me, I’m Jacquelyn and I started Clover & Maple last January as a form of therapy and self-empowerment after an especially challenging time in life.

I was born in Toronto and moved to Alexandria with my wife, a Boston native, in 2014. We welcomed our daughter, Rowan, this past summer and are overjoyed to finally have her in our lives. I also work full-time as a service designer in the tech industry.

The name represents our shared heritage. I’m Canadian - the “Maple,” and my wife is Irish - the “Clover.” And although this is mostly my gig, she helps out with event prep and some backend things when needed.

I’ve always been pretty handy with a can-do attitude, so after taking an initial cutting board workshop, I began teaching myself how to make all the things you see in my photos. Many thanks to this incredible IG community for all the inspiration and support!

I work out of our converted 12’x8’ backyard shed and mostly create cutting boards, serving boards, live-edge tables and shelves, coasters, tealight holders, trays, and a few new items here and there - some custom and others just inspired by the wood itself.

Woodworking is a part art, part therapy for me and I’m so grateful for all of the interest and support I’ve received thus far; there’s nothing quite like working with your hands to create something tangible for others to enjoy.

If you’re searching for gift ideas this holiday season, I invite you to support a small business like mine or one of the many talented makers in your community. I’m about to launch flat-rate shipping for all online orders and will be a vendor at the 3rd annual HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS, sponsored by @portcitybrew and @alexandriamakersmarket on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 from 12-5 pm.

#woodworking #woodworkher #woodtherapy #liveedge #cuttingboard #coasters #madeinva #holidayshopping #artsALX #oldtownalexandria #ALXathome #delrayva #holidaysinDelRay #shoplocal #shopsmallalexandria #shopalexandriava #NoVA #MakeItAlexandria #HometownHolidaysALX

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Belle Haven
Alexandria, VA
22307

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm

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