Welcome to Dakota Irish
artisan, high quality tabletop Gaming
Dakota Irish is my brand of high quality, handcrafted and artisan tabletop gaming accessories. It combines my love and appreciation for artisan craftsmanship with my passion for role-playing games (like Dungeons & Dragons!) and board games.
I kicked off this journey in the summer of 2017 by opening my Etsy shop and offering my first product - wood dice trays. To date I’ve built a strong following and am one of the top 10 shops in Ireland and top 5000 globally. I am constantly releasing new products and evolving my current offerings and (as always!) I have huge plans for 2020 :)
I hope you enjoy your visit. You can also check me out on Etsy using the below link. Thanks for stopping by!
- Luke McIntosh, owner, designer and craftsman.
What products do we create?
When playing tabletop games we are often roll dice - sometimes a LOT of dice - and we need some way of containing them so they don't roll off the table.
Hence the tabletop dice tray - a compact and contained space to roll dice - became my first product, Soon afterwards I also started making dice towers, dice boxes, and much more!
How do we source our materials?
All of my wood & fabrics are hand-picked and sourced locally from suppliers dedicated to quality and sustainability. You can rest assured that your piece was created to the highest standards and with minimal environmental impact.
How do we craft our products?
Each piece is lovingly handcrafted to exacting standards using only the finest woods and natural materials. For each piece I choose a wood for its character, grain, coloring, and appearance making each one truly distinctive and unique.
After assembling each part, I brand the piece with my mark, glue the piece and sand it down to 240 grit. I then finish with a sealer, 3 coats of traditional shellac, and a good polish. Finally the lining goes in (if it's a tray) and the piece is packaged for delivery.
why should you buy our products?
Besides being beautiful and unique pieces of art, Dakota Irish products are designed with you, the player, in mind.
From the shock-absorbing base, high walls, and slotted divider of my dice trays to the perfect fit and randomizing tumblers in my dice towers, every aspect of my products are by design.
You'll recieve a product that will last a lifetime and looks, feels, & sounds absolutely amazing.