What is all this about…..

All I really wanted a new shed.

All real men have sheds and I didn’t have one.

I had an 18th century coaching inn at the time and too over the large coach-house there and transformed it into my workshop.

I had always made sure the upkeep of the furniture at the inn was done to the standard I would expect in my own home…..not the style and efforts of a corporate “shop-fitter” attempt.

Seemingly so, it wasn’t long before customers were asking to buy this and buy that from the inn.

So I hunted-out exceptional pieces, mostly antiques in solid hard woods that needed renovation and transformed them into exceptional pieces of functional furniture for the inn.

Then the practicalities of this obsession became a little too “all-consuming” and I was suddenly finding myself looking for pieces out of pure interest and their beauty and potential rather than for that business…….. this is where my new venture begins. We sold the pub and concentrated on the furniture!

Quite simply, I hunt out gorgeous antiques and bring the superb wood up to a fine finish, re-upholster the piece and make it more contemporary with gorgeous fabrics.

Go and check out the pieces now….. you’ll find them a few examples in the menu at the top of the page under the title FURNITURE!

I hope you enjoy them.

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