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Bespoke make - children's easel

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Bespoke make - children's easel

I seem to have been working on a lot of bespoke commissions recently, from bureau desks, dressers to full sized wardrobes. But one of my favourite ones I've recently worked on was a commission from one of our regular customers, who wanted a really special kids easel for her daughters birthday. She'd looked all over but couldn't quite find anything to fit what she wanted. So she thought she'd give me a shout and see if I could help. After batting a few ideas around we came up with a design that she was happy with. She wanted the easel...

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Hand Carving an Oak Chopping Board - Time Lapse Video

Hand Carving an Oak Chopping Board - Time Lapse Video

Just a quick post this week. I'd thought I'd share a video of me carving one of our new products, an oak chopping board, which will be on our website soon...keep an eye out! Sorry for the poor video quality I think I did something wrong during editing (need a bit more practice with the software I think!), but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by, Joe

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A Weekend of The Gruffalo, Bear Hunts, and a Bench Giveaway!

A Weekend of The Gruffalo, Bear Hunts, and a Bench Giveaway!

    Well what a weekend we've had! It's been jam packed with fun, adventure, laughs, stresses,and our first ever giveaway! Saturday morning in our house this week was a little stressful to say the least, someone had the bright idea of not only launching our first giveaway but also promising to take our two year old daughter to the Gruffalo trail at Cannock Chase... yeah ok it was my bright idea! In my naivety i thought we'd click a few buttons on the back end of our website put up a couple of posts on social media, hop in...

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Hello & Welcome to Our New Blog

Hello & Welcome to Our New Blog

Hi welcome to our blog. We've been working hard getting our new website up and running for the past few months, and finally it’s here...yay FEW! it’s been a tough old slog juggling all the things needed to get it running smoothly, along with making orders, chasing our 2 year old around, trying to walk the dog, oh and let’s throw in a new baby boy just to make things a little more simple! But it’s here and it should make everything that bit easier for our lovely customers to place orders, keep in touch with us, and spread the...

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