Welcome to Steven Baker Furniture

For more than 30 years, Steve has welcomed clients to his friendly showroom and workshop at Folly Farm. Here he creates beautiful, bespoke handmade tables, handmade seating and handmade furniture that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Steve loves to share his enthusiasm with others. He is very passionate about working with our great home grown timbers. He focuses on what you want, so that you can be proud of and cherish your piece of handmade furniture for years to come, remembering the fun that you had in designing it.

Latest News

June 23, 2022

To Paint Or Not To Paint? The Choice Is Yours

The beauty of working with Steve and commissioning a table or any piece of furniture, is that you can make choices that are personal to you. The trestle table is a style that has been popular for centuries. Historically, the trestle icon has been used in heraldry as it was symbolically associated with hospitality, being used both as a stool and to support tables at banquets. Now you could choose to go for a very classic, weighty style using a combination of English oaks. For example, here the distinctive trestle base and table top ends are made in English brown oak. True brown oak is […]
May 16, 2022

Celebrating The Welsh Stick Chair

As a master craftsman with many years of experience, Steve thoroughly enjoys turning his hand to the craft of chair making. He recently had the opportunity to hand make a charming traditional Welsh style chair. This well proportioned chair was inspired by a design that is thought to have originally come from North Wales. Celebrating the Welsh stick chair, it has a wide lozenge-shaped seat, with only three un-tapered, heavier long sticks at the back. Most likely, the first record of a Welsh stick chair is in the manuscript of the laws of Howells Dda, a 10th century Welsh king. It is included in a […]
April 14, 2022

A Unique High Oak Bar Table

When Steve received a call asking if it would be possible to craft a handmade table and stools for a new family kitchen, he had just the solution in mind. A playful, long-legged bar table in English oak with a live edge and handy drawers. The crafting of this high oak bar table is a great illustration of how together with Steve you can achieve a truly special outcome that’s just right for you. When you speak with Steve it’s all about having the chance to take part in the design itself. Even if you have little design experience, most people know what they like […]