We source already fallen or ethically felled (had to be taken down) hard wood trees from managed woodlands. We then use chainsaw mills to cut the trees into usable and uniform thickness boards ready to be dried. By using small mobile mills we’re able to access trees in even the most inaccessible locations.
Once we transport the boards back to our workshop we sticker and stack them under cover in our yard to air dry. After that, they go into our custom built kilns to get the moisture content down to around 12% – perfect for indoor furniture. The drying process for timber being used to make outdoor furniture is slightly different.
Either pick a piece from one of our furniture lines or commission us to make you something 100% bespoke and original for your home or workplace. We love the beautiful part art – part engineering that furniture design is; finding that sweet spot between aesthetics and longevity! We’ve come to the realisation that in old age the furniture we design will be stronger and better looking than us. We’re ok with that.
We commonly use Oak, Ash, Sweet Chestnut and Walnut as part of a wide range of English and European timbers, many of which we mill and dry ourselves. As well as using our own in house processed timber we also create furniture using a mixture of other mediums. From brushed brass to oxidised steel we can utilise metal in our work, both within frames as well as tops of pieces. Where appropriate, we also use high quality sheet materials, often for large storage solutions and units. We use poured resins to create dramatic features, incorporating a wide range of colours and textures and even dabble in glass and marble from time to time. View your timber options here.
We love making furniture. To see a few planks of kiln dried wood at the beginning of the week and the radiant hew of crisp well-proportioned furniture at the end is almost indescribable. To start with such beautiful, honest and uncompromising raw materials is half the story. The second half; the discipline of hand making furniture, can be taught, learnt and practised and we’re fortunate enough to do that every day!
06/ Plant another tree
To have a truly sustainable process we complete the cycle by planting trees. For each new piece of furniture we create we commit to planting a tree to be enjoyed by future generations. We partner with other organisations to ensure that these new trees are planted in the most useful places and are looked after properly.