Sustainable, local and honest natural materials.
Local sourcing of the material is an important part of his furniture making. I'm happy to say that 100% of the main materials used are from Devon. I actively manage a woodland where I coppice, fell and replant trees.
I use a portable sawmill that allows me to source my wood locally. Winter storms sadly bring down many old trees. Often trees are cut up for firewood without respecting the value of the wood that lies inside. Sourcing my material in this way is very rewarding and allows me to use unseasoned green wood that is great to work with and steam bend.