Markswood – Gift Ideas
All creations start life as a sketch with rough outlines and ideas. I then move on to producing working designs and drawings.
Smaller gift pieces, such as chopping boards, tea light candle holders and charcuterie platters are mainly made from softwood, principally Yew. All such items are finished with a clear ‘foodsafe’ oil, enhancing the colour and patterns in the wood. Details on how to care for the item are included.
Bespoke commissions are welcome for unique pieces – please contact me to discuss any ideas you have.
Bespoke Furniture Commissions
Furniture commissions, such as coffee tables are mainly created using Ash and Oak from responsible and sustainable timber suppliers. I always look for PEFC or FSC certification when sourcing my materials. I will work with other hardwoods depending on the suitability and availability.
Items include kitchen worktops; coffee and dining tables; cabinets and other bespoke pieces.
Wood, being an organic resource reacts to changes in temperature and humidity conditions. Therefore, it is not unusual to see a little bit of shrinkage or expansion, depending on the conditions in which the piece resides. But, well looked after and polished, nourished and even cherished, a piece will last a very long time.
All items are finished in multiple coats of Danish or Finishing oil, unless otherwise specified, or requested.
Items include kitchen worktops and dining tables.
Hannah and I are absolutely delighted with the worktop you have made for us.
Mark was very thorough with the process including us at key stages to ensure the outcome was perfect and of very high standard. The attention to detail was outstanding.
A little about me, the Mark behind the wood.
I have been working with wood and making furniture for over 30 years. Entirely self-taught and with no formal training, but with a keen eye for design and a real love for the materials I work with. No two pieces are identical, even if built or made to the same design
I work with timber that shows character; faults, knots and splits are welcome features. The Japanese have a design ethic called ‘wabi-sabi’, which simply put, means ‘Beauty through Imperfection’. I celebrate the idea of creating something of beauty, by making a feature of the natural ‘imperfections’ in the timber. So careful selection of my raw materials is a key part of the design process.
Have a project you want to discuss or chat through an idea contact and stay connected below
1 Sunnyside Terrace, Barrington,
Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 0JG
Tel: 01460 52407 Mob: 07810 551501
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