We were recently commissioned by Ben Whistler Ltd to make some rather chunky green oak furniture side tables hewn from heavy green oak blocks, for a well known celebrity chef’s private London residence.

We like a challenge and as usual the time scales were tight; we didn’t want to have kitchen knifes flung at us if we didn’t deliver on time, so we managed to get the raw green oak blanks swiftly from the sawmill and set about the task ahead.

In the workshop a makeshift manual lathe was set up to turn the round one, whilst the square format ones where slightly easier to fabricate. After a lot of sawing, hewing & chiselling work the blocks took shape and we got to a point where […]