All of my pieces are handmade by myself entirely at my workshop in Bermondsey, London, with wood that has been ethically sourced from well-managed forests. Some of these pieces take over a hundred hours to finish.
Once a design is ready, the making process starts with a careful selection of the best wood for the project. I go through my boards looking for those that gather all the required characteristics for each component. Straight or figured grain, a variation in tone, maybe an interesting defect.
I always try to make the entire piece out of the same tree and spend a long time planning how I will arrange the components in a board, making sure that the grain will flow through a chair as it did through the tree. This leaves very little room for mistakes, sometimes none at all.
Because I believe that a good finish starts from the beginning, when I convert the rough sawn boards into straight, smooth surfaces, I take this process slowly, using hand tools when a machine is not good enough.
This means that every chair, table or cabinet I make has had all of my attention throughout the making process, making each one a special, unique piece that you will be able to treasure for life.
If you would like to visit me at my workshop and learn more about me and how I make, please get in touch.