About Us

Tinkebu was founded by Jaime Tinker. Jaime lives and works in Cornwall with his wife (Natasha), toddler daughter (Tabitha) and baby son (Edward). For a number of years – and true to his name – Jaime has been tinkering with wood. More recently gaining joinery qualifications and in 2017 launching the business.

"Surrounded by friends and family having babies, I found myself beginning to make toys and furniture as gifts. This need grew with the arrival of our first child, and our reluctance to fill our house (and landfills) with garish plastic. Every product is lovingly handmade in our workshop at home in Cornwall. Because of this, each piece is unique, and unlike so many plastic toys that end up in our lofts or just thrown away, we hope they remain in your family for a long time to come.

The name Tinkebu was born from one of the endless discussions my wife and I had about how we could combine our surnames (Tinker and Buist) after marriage. Despite being affectionately known as the Tinkebu’s we never made it official. We knew immediately however that it was the perfect name for our wooden toys."

We are committed to sustainable manufacture; all toys are made from reclaimed and sustainably-sourced wood and we are an official partner of the charity One Tree Planted. So for every toy we sell we also plant a tree via reforestation projects across the globe.

More toys and more trees in the world. What’s not to like?

Painting toys Cornwall
Tinkebu Workshop - Jaime Tinker and Tabitha

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