A fully equipped workshop allows us no limits when it comes to experimentation and product development

The workshop is the place of practice, the place where the unexplainable moment when out of a large and often heavy mass of nature a change of form begins to take place, no two pieces can ever be the same.

We provide a unique and considered service, championing British Craft and providing a tailored service for each individual and their needs. Reflecting Design through a nature first approach, highlighting the beauty of the wood we aim to encourage our clients to have their say from start to finish.



It is often said that a tree provides our most intimate contact with nature.

It is within our practice to nurture and develop this relationship with our material so as to give the wood a second life and continue to communicate its beauty.

Joss’ relationship with his material comes from a heightened sense of passion and wonder from his time spent growing up amongst rural environments. Independently studying the tree allowed him to focus on its vital functions thus building a spiritual connection to his material.

With the combination of our own knowledge and skilled technicians, we are able to source a wide range of materials to suit any client's requirements.


Credit: Photograph by Moses Fiddian-Green


We also offer a milling service to those wishing to use wood which has either fallen or been felled.

This is a process which we manage entirely and give advice upon, from the moment the tree has come down to the moment it is delivered as a piece of furniture, and we take great pride in doing so.

So if you have a tree you don’t know what to do with, give us a call.


Our Materials

Journey through the rich diversity of the native species we work with. Choose a material to read more.


Prized for its beautiful appearance, toughness and flexibility, Ash is the ideal wood for fitted and free-standing furniture. A native English species, it has been used for centuries in traditional furniture making and in more specialist applications such as sports equipment and car chassis. Currently my go to, due to Ash Dieback I feel a particular responsibility to use this beautiful wood before it becomes less available.


Heavy, hard and strong and close grained. Difficult to season due to its habit of warping. Used commonly for chairs, handles and furniture. Grows well on slopes and wetlands. My favourite woodland as it creates so much shade and beautiful leaves.


Beautiful aroma given off from this wood, especially freshly sawn, very close grained and polishable, used a lot for interiors and manufacture of furniture. Really does smell gorgeous.


Cherry is one of the few fruit woods commercially used in the UK for both furniture and joinery. The natural, warm luster and attractive grain of English cherry set it apart as one of the most luxurious species from our native forests. Great for turning, and who doesn’t love the Cherry Blossom.


The sapwood is narrow, and distinct from the heartwood which is yellowish-brown in colour, closely resembling Oak in appearance but lacking the silver-grain figure characteristic of that timber, resulting from the finer rays. Great for the outdoors as well, resistant wood.


A lot of the Elm has been wiped out in England although there is still a supply of elm in Scotland. A strong and very close-grained timber with beautiful markings. Grain patterns are especially beautiful once oil has been applied. One of my faves.


Light in colour and weight, super soft and a beautiful tree. Great for carving and for turning, people often enjoy carving textural details into this wood due to the ease of pushing a gouge through the timber with minimal breatout. A food plant for bees.


Maple is a pale wood and fairly easy to work with. It's hard in texture and is suitably stable in most conditions with minimal movement throughout the seasons. Known for being a source of sugar/syrup. Traditionally used for axe handles and broomsticks as well as furniture.


English oak has been held in high esteem by craftsmen and builders for many centuries. Whether it was used to build our navies or buildings, as well as fine furniture, it has been cherished for its strength, resistance to decay and beauty. My number one.


Although not widely available, English Walnut is considered to be one of the most beautiful timbers. Used for high class furniture and gun stocks, the dark colouring and deep lustre of the wood make it a prized timber for prestigious applications. Stunning, always a pleasure.