Brief and design

One of the things I love most about making bespoke is the freedom to be creative and how creativity is enhanced by the materials available. When making anything, the process starts with the design. Making sure that the form and function work in tandem to create a beautiful concept, without compromising the functionality of the piece. This part of the process is where I will be working alongside the client to make sure the piece will fulfill their needs.

Timber and veneer selection

This is always a very exciting part of the process as you allow the natural materials to compliment and enhance what you have designed. I use a mixture of solid timber and veneer as both have their own advantages and disadvantages, and these must be taken into consideration when designing a piece, respecting the natural tendencies of the materials.


Now that the designs are finalised and the materials have been chosen, rested and are ready for use, the making can begin. With each element being carefully crafted, the piece begins to take shape. It is important to stay in contact with the client throughout the whole process, making sure they are happy and keeping them up to date with the process.


With the making complete, I can begin sanding. This is the final process before applying a finish so this is the time to make sure that there is nothing out of place and that everything is ready to be sealed with various oils and waxes, depending on the type of finish desired.