Handmade Walking Cane In Maple, Cherry, And Walnut Wood - Walking Sticks, Gift Idea, Wood Art

This classic cane will be handmade from scratch for you! The pictured piece features a beautifully curly Maple handle, contrasting Walnut divider, and warm Cherry shaft. Curly Maple is one of my favorite woods to work with - the iridescence is striking. The classic handle shape is comfortable and the cane is built for daily use. We can make it exactly as shown or choose from an infinite number of wood combinations for something truly unique.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for your custom ordered cane to be crafted. Let us know your desired cane height when ordering.


Handle - Curly Maple from North Eastern USA
Divider - Black Walnut from North Eastern USA
Shaft - Cherry from North Eastern USA
Rubber tip


All of our canes and walking sticks are designed and handmade by Shawn Gillis, an artist and woodworker who considers each piece he creates to be his "functional art." We seek out and choose to work with top quality woods from all over the world that are all sustainably harvested. Each cane is designed with durability, comfort, and style in mind so that you can enjoy using your unique piece every day for years to come. Each handle is joined to its shaft with a sturdy metal bolt that provides strength. Our canes are all completed with a glossy finish that provides protection and a smooth feel to the wood.


Here are our instructions for determining your proper cane height:

1. Stand comfortably erect with your hands at your sides, with your shoes on.

2. Have a helper measure the distance from the floor to the bottom of your forearm/top of wrist of whichever hand you wish to hold the cane with. (You may need assistance with the measurement so as to avoid disrupting an ideal posture.)

This method will allow for an ideal amount of bend in your arm. Too much, or too little bend in your arm can cause posture issues and muscle aches.


Please visit our full shop at:


Thanks for your interest! If you have questions, please reach out with a message and we'll happily help however we can.

View Shipping & Maker Policies

Made in Chittenango, NY

By Walking With Wood

All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.

  • Cory S.

    Cory S.'s review

    • Jun 16th 2019

    I purchased a walking cane as a gift to my father on Father's Day. This new cane was to replace an old worn cane that my father has been using for years. I gave Shawn Gillis a few dimensions of the old cane, so the new cane would be comfortable. After the project was started, there wasn't a lot of communication from him. But the communication that did occur was short, to the point, and did the job. I was concerned that the cane wouldn't make it by Father's Day, because when I ordered the cane, the holiday was less than four weeks away. But the cane was finished, shipped, and arrived two days before Father's Day. The cane is very well made. It looks and performs great. Overall, I am very satisfied with the product he made. If you need a cane, I would highly recommend his work.

More Projects by Shawn Gillis

Other projects you might like

Also Appears In