About our woodwork
We make all of our joinery from scratch, starting with a visit to the saw mill to purchase the rough-sawn planks, which are then planed, shaped and jointed using a small surface planer, thicknesser and circular saw. We use routers and a small CNC machine often in the process. We use traditional woodworking joints such as mortise and tenons, dovetails and draw-bore tenons wherever we can. This adds time and cost but each thing we make is a labour of love and as the saying goes: "if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well."
If you see a product somewhere else that looks similar to something we sell, it's worth considering for a moment what it is you are getting. We have seen companies that advertise "solid oak" when really what you are getting is lots of small pieces of oak joined together. Gluing wood together is necessary in some instances- i.e in table tops but we would only ever use large pieces for this. We also see companies selling "real oak veneer"- surely a contradiction in terms if ever there was one.
We are a small company bucking the trend of mass-produced-imported-homogeneous furniture that looks good but doesn't last. The skills we use go back thousands of years (Stonehenge used mortise and tenons!) and really all we want is a quiet life and to work with our hands to put food on the table for the family. :)