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  • steam bending, furniture, bristol, arbor furniture, british wood, london, furniture maker

    Steam Bending

    We’ve been experimenting with some steam bending recently – making prototypes for both furniture and other smaller items. Here you can see some steam bent sweet chestnut and ash hanging from our workshop ceiling as it dries out and becomes more stable. Allowing the steam bent shapes to rest while being held in shape like…

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    Selecting Oak

    Here Felix is sorting through English oak boards which will be used in the Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design show in Cheltenham this year. Selecting the right timber for a project is an essential part of creating a solid wood piece of furniture. The right grain can make a well designed piece sing. There are…

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    Oak Dining Table

    This bespoke dining table is being made from oak, using traditional joinery methods. The mortice and tenon joints are held together using walnut pegs, which you can see here. The inspiration for the design of this table came from traditional oak timber framing, specifically English cruck frames, which form an ‘A’ shape. There is also…

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    Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design Show.

    We are currently working on several furniture making jobs and preparation for the Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design show. The show will be held 18th-27th August in Cheltenham, so please come along to have a look at our exhibition and have a chat. We will be there among other furniture makers and designers. Lots of…

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    Maple Wall Cabinet & Shelves.

    These bespoke cabinets & shelves were made from maple & birch and fitted for a client in Bristol. We draw a lot of inspiration from Japanese furniture makers, so we’ve been really enjoying the amount of sliding doors that we’ve been making recently. They add an understated depth to the face of  a cabinet. The…

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    Maple & Birch Built in Alcove Cupboard

    Fitted alcove cupboard. This bespoke fitted alcove cupboard was fitted in South Bristol. It is made from birch plywood and sustainably sourced maple. This built in cupboard was designed to make the most of a small space without dominating. Sliding doors are a clean option that don’t encroach in to the room, and with the…

  • Bespoke furniture Bristol, furniture maker bristol, cloak room

    Cloak Room Unit

    More colourful bespoke cabinets installed recently in Bristol! This 2.6m long unit sits in an entrance hallway, designed to bring plenty of colour into the hall, inspired by the clients’ bright bike pannier bags which it will store.   The right hand side had sliding doors fitted to the cupboard in order to maximise the…

  • Furniture maker bristol. bespoke kitchen, arbor furniture, bespoke furniture bristol

    Kitchen Wall Cupboard

    We’ve just installed this wall unit as an addition to a client’s kitchen. The doors were painted red in order to add a splash of colour and brightness to the room. We used Earthborn eggshell, which is an environmentally friendly paint with an extremely durable finish, making it perfect for kitchen cabinets.

  • bristol, chair maker, furniture maker, arbor furniture, bespoke furniture, woodwork

    Chair Making

    We’ve started turning out spindles to get ready for some chair making. Small batch production of components streamlines the process, so ready made components can be selected when assembling the final chair.  

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    Rose Arbor

    We recently built this simple Rose arbor made from Douglas fir, can’t wait to see this in a few years time in full bloom.  Janet was looking to get something that was in keeping with the other structures in her garden. We used Douglas Fir for it’s ability to be protect itself naturally to rot.…