How it works

The process begins with you.

 

I am creating this for you, not for me, and whether you want a picture frame or a four-poster bed, we need to get to know each other. I need to know I can make something you’ll want to have in your life. You need to trust I can do it. 

 

We’ll spend time talking about who you are, what you like and what you want. Whether you have the clearest vision or the vaguest notion, we’ll work together to draw out a design to make you happy.

 

The only non-negotiable is sustainability. I will only use wood that is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. This ensures timber is not illegally logged and each tree which is felled is replaced. I use locally sourced material wherever possible, from small woodyards, that has been naturally felled by the wind.

 

Each project follows a careful, step-by-step process from conception to completion.

 

 

Conception

 

We’ll begin with a cup of tea and a chat. We can either do this at the space where the furniture is intended to live or at my workshop. We’ll look at other designs you like, consider the practicalities involved and discuss everything from style to specific materials.

 

 

Development

 

I’ll develop a design, including the specifics and construction of the piece, sketches, technical drawings, material samples and a mock-up. We’ll meet again to discuss the plans and make sure you are totally happy before agreeing a final quote and moving onto the making phase.

 

 

Completion

 

Your commission will be booked into the workshop diary. Delivery times will vary depending on the design and the volume of work. To find out more about how I work and what you can expect, please get in touch or come to see me at the Makers Mill.