Our Story So Far...
Caulfield Joinery was established in 1978 by John Caulfield, the original joiner. It was a highly successful business producing quality hardwood kitchens, windows, doors and furniture.
Pearse Caulfield, the joiner/philosopher, joined the family business from a young age. On completion of an apprenticeship in joinery he then decided to return to university while still working as a joiner. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2012, gaining a BA in philosophy.
Louise Caulfield, the scientist/baker, studied a BA in natural science, specialising in geology, and graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2007. She lived in Western Australia for a number of years working in an iron ore mine! She returned to Ireland in 2011 and the keen baker completed an MSc in environmental science in 2015.
The first wooden board was made in 2012, after Louise called upon the joinery shop to assist in making a couple of serving boards for displaying baked goods, which she was selling at a local country market. Customers at the market soon a showed keen interest in the boards and began enquiring about where they could be purchased... and so Caulfield Country Boards was born.
Due to a downturn in the economy the joinery business slowed down considerably. We saw a niche in the market for locally crafted wooden boards for cutting and serving, which are both functional and beautiful. Our products are now stocked in several shops and we supply restaurants, bars and cafés with a wide range of wooden dining accessories. We have grown into a successful business and we hope to continue expanding.
Meet the Makers
Louise & Pearse Caulfield