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  • 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.…

  • Etsy Shop up and running

    Our new Etsy shop is up and running. You can find it here. Of course if you want any of our pieces tailored to your own specifications then let us know!

  • arbor furniture, restoration, oak door, exterior door, front door, bespoke door, joinery, furniture maker, bristol, somerset, bath, door repair

    Oak Door Restoration

    We were asked to restore an exterior oak door for a local primary school. It was quite severely weathered, but didn’t take long before it was looking smart again!

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    Floating Oak Shelf

    Here’s a photo of a small job we took on recently. A client wanted a floating shelf fitted in their kitchen, and opted to go for solid English oak to match the rest of their kitchen furniture.

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    Built In Alcove Wardrobe

    Here’s a simple built in wardrobe that was fitted in Bridport, with solid wood shaker door frames. Made in our Bristol workshop before being delivered down and fitted. The client wanted to make better use of the space in the alcove, so this provides plenty of new storage space.

  • Frome Cheese Show

    We will be setting up a stall at the Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show this year on the 9th September. If you are going to be at the show come and pay us a visit! We will be selling smaller items, have some furniture on display and will be demonstrating some traditional woodworking techniques. We…

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    Beech Coffee Table

    This beech coffee table is ready to be delivered! The client wanted a solid European beech table to match existing furniture in their sitting room. They were also particularly interested in traditional woodworking skills and so the drawer was constructed using traditional methods with hand cut dovetails and contrasting wood for the sides.  

  • We’ve moved to Bristol!

    We have moved to a new workshop just outside of Bristol. It was a hefty move getting all the equipment from one workshop in Newcastle down to the new space, but everything made it down safely. We are now set up in a furniture makers co-operative around 20 minutes from Bristol city center, as Arbor Furniture.…

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    Alcove Cabinet

    Here is a classic alcove unit, with frame and panel doors built in to fit next next to a fire place. The cabinet was sprayed with a primer in the workshop in order to minimise the disruption to the client.