I started woodwork at a very young age learning wood turning at the age of 10, this cemented my interest in woodwork, I went on to train at Rycotewood College in Oxfordshire and continued my education to degree level at Edinburgh College of Art. I worked for many years at various makers in the South of England honing my skills.

I set up my workshop in 2010 and specialise in designing, making and installing furniture. Working in and around Sussex, I work closely with my clients to create beautiful bespoke furniture and deliver excellent customer service. All my work is designed, built and fitted by myself and my small team. Electrical and plumbing works are carried out by trusted and fully accredited local trades with whom I have long working relationships.


Library in a home office

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1. Initial Consultation:

Phone Conversation or Meeting: Our journey begins with an informal chat or an in-person meeting, where we get to know you and your vision for your bespoke furniture.

2. Vision Clarification:

Site Survey and Detailed Discussion: We’ll visit your space to understand its unique characteristics and discuss finer points such as dimensions, style preferences, and functional requirements.

3. Conceptualization:

Presentation of Initial Ideas: Based on our conversations and site survey, we’ll present you with initial design concepts and provide budget estimates to help you visualise the possibilities.

4. Design Refinement:

Design Development: Upon your feedback, we’ll refine and develop the design further, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your expectations.

5. Finalization:

Approval of Design and Finishes: when you are happy with the design and finishes, we move forward with your project. Drawings are signed off and production starts

6. Documentation:

Signing Off Drawings: We’ll create detailed drawings and plans for your approval, ensuring every detail is accounted for before production begins.

7. Craftsmanship:

Production in Workshop: Everything is built and comes to life in our Sussex based workshop, using the finest materials and craftsmanship to create your bespoke furniture.

8. Installation:

Fitting: Finally, we will carefully install your custom furniture, ensuring it’s a seamless fit.

Throughout this process, we maintain open lines of communication, so you’re always in the loop and can be confident that your vision is being realised. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal, and we’re committed to delivering furniture that not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

Please contact Martin to discuss your requirements.