The process of making a piece of furniture starts with timber selection, which means heading to a timber yard and searching through slices of tree called ‘waney edge boards’. The boards are rough sawn, old, and dusty so I take along a spokeshave to cut through that layer and reveal what’s beneath.
Here I am with Ashley from Twineham Timber, searching through some English Cherry for a coffee table.
Back at the workshop I turn these boards into pieces of furniture. This can take days, weeks or even months depending on the piece.