About Us

Owner of Under The Bark Jay Johnson

After leaving the Army, I found it hard to find a job that I really enjoyed.  I had tried many different types of work but it was only in my spare time that I found what i really wanted to do, a hidden talent I wasn't aware of...

This was woodwork.

Fleet air arm badge oak chest side under
How it all started  

I wanted to create something unique for a friend who was leaving the Army. I started to think of ways to personalise the wooden pieces I was making, so after many trials and expense I found two companies to work with me who could either engraving the images and text either by hand (Pyrography) or machine laser engraving.

Under The Bark Natural Pine Military Chest
Satisfaction Guaranteed 

Over time the design and size has changed until I created the perfect Military chest.  As my business has grown, I am now able to offer in house engraving.

The personalised military chest is my own personal idea and design, i take pride and time in each item i build.

Each chest has a unique serial number and are listed in our gallery.