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Our background

Since 1979 I have been working in wood. In 1984 I started up my first furniture making workshop in Wiltshire. 1987 saw us move to Pembrokeshire where we make bespoke furniture and manufacture furniture in small batches.

Eliptical gate leg table made from Sycamore


Quality is ensured

We see the process through from purchasing tree trunks, saw-milling and seasoning them to designing, making and delivering the final piece of furniture.

Painting the ends of the drying planks prevents cracks appearing due to the ends drying too fast

Our children sometimes help with painting the saw-milled planks, this helps to prevent splits and shakes occurring in them during seasoning.

 

Workshop

With a visit to our workshop and showroom, you can appreciate the design qualities, materials used, manufacturing skill and low environmental impact in our furniture making.

In our well-equipped workshop we are able to combine the efficient use of machinery with traditional hand skills.

Worshop entrance

 

Tradition and Technology

From wood preparation to final assembly and finishing we can use varied yet appropriate methods, permitting efficient use of material but allowing individuality to be evident within each piece of furniture.

Time-tested construction techniques prevail. Traditional jointing methods such as mortice and tenons and dovetails are used to ensure long lasting strength and integrity, and steam bending is an ideal way to efficiently form the gentle curves needed in various chair components.

The inside of our workshop

 

Showroom

In our showroom there are examples of furniture, along with a selection of hand made wooden accessories.

For something specific or for something different, why not contact us to discuss your project. We have broad design and manufacturing experience and may be able to supply just what you are looking for.

Examples of our work is always on display in our Showroom

 

 


The Old School, Glanrhyd, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 3PA. Wales. UK.
telephone: 01239 881343    
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Local wood types -:- please click here to view larger swatches.

Alder

Ash

Beech

Cherry

Elm

Oak

Sycamore

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