The Art of Woodworking
A love of nature is a passion shared by many and this is often expressed with a desire for handmade pieces of furniture and wood working. This sees many people seeking to commission furniture inspired by the natural world. Wood is a stunning and satisfying material which when combined with the skill of the craftsman delivers beautiful, treasured items. These objects can be statement pieces that say a lot about the place you live and your individual tastes but you will always have the satisfaction of knowing you were involved in the creative process. The journey does involve a degree of commitment and a specific process needs to be followed to achieve a positive end result which is not as onerous as first imagined. Explanation of the steps have been kept as simple as possible but please get in touch if you require further details.
The brief outlines all the main considerations of the project – the why, the where, the aesthetics, the budget, so whether you want to indulge in the art of woodworking with a self-inspired piece or are looking for ideas on new ways with wood, this will be brainstormed at this stage of the process. This gives you the opportunity to outline all the main considerations of the project. Whether it is a desire to create a statement piece or to re-imagine a classic design, we are here to help you turn your ideas into a reality.
All of our designs have three main things at their core and an objective to create pieces that are simple, stylish and sustainable. It is all about adding impact with wood with handmade finishes and stunning materials. It is vital that the design articulates clearly an interpretation of your ideas taking into account size, material feel, functionality, and just as importantly, the space in your home where you plan to display it.
Carefully choosing the correct wood and associated materials really is a key factor and this will ultimately determine the end success of the commission. Finding the right piece of timber to deliver the best finish for the design also has to be taken into account as does individual tastes and preferences in finishes. Just as importantly the characteristics and environmental sustainability of the wood and where it will be displayed needs to be carefully considered.
At every stage of the process we will endeavour to involve you as the client and keep you informed to ensure you are happy with your investment. Outlining all the main considerations will give you a chance to review and discuss all the important design issues. There is obviously a lot of time and discussion to arrive at this stage and it is vital that you are totally happy with the design and the wood selection before undertaking the build.
The project is now taking shape to become a reality and the investment in time considering the major factors enables the commencement of the building process. The emphasis becomes a crafting exercise and truly is about being handmade and being inspired by nature. Every selection of timber is unique and has idiosyncratic qualities which will have to be managed as the end product takes shape and we will keep you informed at every stage of the journey.
Delivery of the finished item will be the realisation of your vision and at this point you will become the owner of a unique timeless, natural piece of wood art that you will enjoy for many years to come. It is important to maintain the wood so that it retains its look and feel and care instructions will be given at this point.
As client and craftsman we have been on a journey together and have endeavoured to deliver an end result as first imagined at the beginning of the process. Our objective was to share a passion for handmade woodcraft and that together we have created an object of desire that will see you willing to invest in the art of woodworking in years to come.