My name is Steven and crafting bespoke live edge wood products is my passion in fact “obsession”.
Based near Dorchester, Dorset – UK a sole crafter of character live edge natural waney English Wood.
Learning my trade as a trainee general estate worker to wood crafter began some 40 years ago working on Historic Country Estates.
In those days my seasonal years consisted of planting trees, fencing, charcoal burning, firewood production, cutting hazel with billhooks for thatching spars, coppicing ash, oak and sweet chestnut for cleft post and rail fencing felled through the winter.
In our milder Spring season surrounded by wild garlic, beautiful wild orchids and waves of bluebells coupled with natural intoxicating aroma we would make up thatching spars, wattle hurdles. This all sounds romantic but! Mother Nature steps in with her seasonal elements to scold us and bring us Land Workers back in check through the harsh winter!
Working with horses to extract timber in sensitive forests is one of my most memorable times.
I progressed in experience over the decades to become a competent tree climber, woodland tree felling and extraction, Countryside management, crafting products from the gnarly timber I lived with.
Over the years my obsession for creating functional usable natural character furniture resulted in Artful Shelves. Bespoke Cottage wood crafting business.
Drying it to perfection
Bespoke, Custom-crafted Art
The work we do is typically bespoke, custom-made working closely with our customer
All of our woodwork is hand-crafted to perfection, to suit your needs explicitly.
If you are interested in a custom-crafted character live edge or square edge pigmented resin inclusion wooden shelves. please contact us with a personal query.
Resin in wood
Prior to shaping and adding the Glass Cast Epoxy Resin in the wood It’s vital that kiln dried live edge timber wood slabs are used when crafting our wood wall art resin shelves, countertop and breakfast bar tables, thus we purchase natural live edge timber boards with a moisture content of 7% to 10%.