10 IDEAS FOR OFF-CUTS OF WOOD Do you have a slab of lovely oak lurking in your garage and can’t bear to burn or bin it? Do you have a left-over wood from your newly fitted kitchen worktop? Not sure what else it’s good for? Guest Blog Rosie Ellis of Artisan Central recently asked me…
Confused about Summer Opening hours in France ? For Brits visiting France, business opening hours can cause confusion and downright frustration. Not only do we have to contend with 2 hour lunch breaks, but whole weeks of closure for the holidays. The idea of 24/7 shopping and getting whatever you want, anytime, still hasn’t reached…
Aftercare for your Outdoor Furniture The summer has finally arrived and it is time to dust off the barbeque and clean up your wooden or oak garden furniture and make the most of the long summer days and evenings. There is nothing better than entertaining outside when it’s warm. Feasting with family and friends around…
ON THE MAKERS WORKSHOP BENCH THIS WEEK We are always super busy at this time of year. Everyone seems to want a dining table in time for Christmas. And they all happen to be huge tables, so there much muscle flexing and plenty going on in the Makers workshop. We have three Curved Base Refectory Tables…
Client Comments I always ask for comments from clients and we are well rewarded, but especially so when it comes from a client who has come back to us several times over the years. It is true confirmation that we are getting something right and we can’t help but share!! “Wonderful workmanship and excellent service.…
A Bespoke Oak Kitchen Earlier in the year I posted an article about the making of an oak kitchen island for a beautiful old manoir very near to us here in the Mayenne region. We also made an arched window for them with a wooden shutter. Our clients were thoroughly delighted with both their shaker…
A Bespoke Oak Refectory Table We are finally there! This huge oak refectory table is now safely delivered to Dorset and our customer is delighted. We are often so busy making that we don’t get time to come up with new products, so we are always keen to take on a design we haven’t made…
I hope you like this short time-lapse film of us putting together a table top. Two minutes doesn’t really do justice to the actual 30 minutes of sheer physical effort that goes in to putting each of our table tops together.
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