February 5, 2021

Furnishing Naturalist Gilbert White’s Tea Room, Selborne, Hampshire

Steve was recently approached by Gilbert White & The Oates Collection. The team at this charitable trust and accredited museum asked him to create furniture for their new tearoom. The new tearoom was being opened to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of naturalist Gilbert White. Gilbert White (18th July 1720 – 26th June 1793) was both a parson and a naturalist. Today he is regarded as ‘the father of ecology’. White’s careful recording of the natural history of Selborne in Hampshire was an inspiration to Charles Darwin and many others. White’s practices also directly influenced the growth and development of the natural sciences. […]
January 4, 2021

Adding A Splash Of Colour

When it comes to the design and finish of your new piece of furniture, the only limit is your imagination. Sometimes it can be nice to add a splash of colour to your lovingly crafted table or chairs. Working with Steve, you can choose whatever brand or colour of paint that you would like to go with your own colour scheme. Painting is one of many ways to personalise your furniture. Whenever you think about painting a piece of furniture, it can be good to consider several factors. Will the paint enhance the style of the furniture or distract from it? Could a coat of […]
December 3, 2020

Crafting Your Perfect Table

Steve is always eager to share his enthusiasm for handmade oak tables. For him, it’s about crafting your perfect table. When you come to Steve for a new table it’s so important to him that the focus is on what you want. He wants you to be proud of and cherish your handcrafted table for years to come. It’s this care and attention that makes all the difference to the end result.  “I am absolutely thrilled with our new oak table. Thank you very much indeed! It was well worth the wait and it looks perfect in our kitchen and I am absolutely thrilled and […]