“We really enjoyed meeting this vibrant and enthusiastic couple. They have a plan, energy and enthusiasm to carry it out, and a whole pile of talent to make it work. The future of bespoke furniture-making is in safe hands!”
5 page editorial by Kevin Ley – March 2006 Furniture & Cabinet making magazine
Timber – Identification and its uses – Terry Porter - Book
‘Bespoke’ - Betty Norbury - Book
Essential Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms- Magazine
Furniture and Cabinet making - Magazine
The Craftsman - Magazine
Herefordshire and Powys Life - Magazine
Beautiful furniture enhances the enjoyment of ones surroundings, and in the current climate of globalization and mass production on the high street, we are proud to be able to design and produce unique work. We endeavour to create an enjoyable experience during the commissioning process and always apply high standards to the work from concept to completion. Much time and care is invested into each hand crafted item and we are always delighted when it is well received by the customer.
Sourced only through native sustainable woodland management - ash, cherry, oak, sycamore, and walnut are combined with unusual timbers such as spalted beech, tiger oak and bog oak. We use environmentally friendly natural oils and waxes and by using local timbers, keep our carbon footprint to a minimum.
Studio visits are welcome.
The initial process involves ascertaining the 'brief' by gathering information about your specific requirements such as the setting, dimensions, functionality, and budget.
After discussing your requirements with you, Rachel transforms this information into images in the form of freehand sketches and where possible, a choice of designs are offered to enable feedback and enter into conversation concerning the finer points. Once ordered, we offer an approximate delivery date. Timber availability varies and usually requires air and kiln drying before being ready to use. Arthur works to detailed technical drawings provided by Rachel and assembles with traditional cabinet making skills. Sometimes more radical thought processes and techniques are employed to achieve the desired effects. In the final stages of construction, Rachel will then add her artistic touches to the work such as unique hand made handles, relief carving, or contemporary stained glass. Whilst an item is under construction, it can be very interesting for customers to come and see their order being made at the workshop.
Prices quoted are estimate only considering the many variables associated with ‘one off’ commissions.
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