We will be back with another update next month, if you have any questions or if there is anything which we can create for your home, just ask.
We hope that you are staying safe and well during this health emergency, our online shop is closed and we have put the team on furlough, Marc is single manning the furniture workshop and we are taking on a low volume of orders (lead times have increased by 1 – 2 weeks)
Although we are very grateful for all of the support from the local council, NHS and essential workers helping us through, it has taken quite a bit of adjustment and stress here in the Wood household, as we know that it has for many of us.
We are enjoying spending family time on our daily walks through the Somerset countryside, which is on our doorstep (see our Instagram for more pics) and we can amuse ourselves with classic board-games from the loft, plus the boys got home haircuts last week!
We were very excited to launch our new shop space in the Ilminster Emporium at the end of March, we held a party in the shop with local small businesses and our friends and family, the Mayor even helped out by cutting the ribbon, marking the official opening!
After several great weeks in this very lovely iconic building in the old town centre we all made the decision to close up our shop just before the ‘lock-down’ went into effect across the UK.
Although it was sad to say goodbye to all the other lovely Emporium traders and our new friends on the committee, we all felt that it was irresponsible to encourage visitors into the town as the virus took hold across the country.
We will all be back with great new displays as soon as we can and we hope that you will be able to visit the Emporium on Silver Street on your next visit to South Somerset.
In the days before we made the decision to close the workshop we also completed our latest handmade pieces. A chunky modern rustic sideboard (seen here in it’s new home!) and our new design of ‘tall boy’ chest of drawers, which is pictured in our studio and is now in Scotland thanks to our dedicated specialist courier Barry Whitcher, who is still working hard ensuring that items get from A to B across the country.
Both of these pieces of furniture make use of our classic ‘cut out’ handle and we will be featuring the ‘tall boy’ and lots of other new handmade items in our online shop once we are open again.
This April we reached the milestone of 100 subscribers to our YouTube channel and we will be adding more videos in the coming weeks, find us under Marc Wood Joinery.
Woodworking tips & tricks:
This month we have an ingenious tip for smooth sanding around a curve.
It can be challenging to sand a curve and you often need your piece of sanding paper to be solid yet supple enough to carefully remove surface layers whilst fitting into the required shape.
Cover a flexible A5 notepad with sandpaper of the necessary grade for your needs and curve the notepad to fit into the curve of your wood then you have a very useful and study sanding pad.
If you place an edge of the sanding paper into the notebook, the pages will secure it as you apply pressure. Find out more about woodworking technique on this great easy to read blog.
We will be back with another update next month and if there is anything which we can create for your home, just ask.
Marc & Rachel Wood
Because our solid wooden bookshelves and bookcases are each handcrafted to order in our Somerset workshop, you can choose the number, depth and height of your shelves, to suit your space and your collections perfectly!
Whether it’s your huge hoard of books or a flock of vintage ornamental owls, whatever you want to store and display, we can create the ideal storage from natural, sustainable wood.
As you can see, here in the Wood family we have an only slightly out of control love of old books and blue glass!
Our modern rustic bookshelves are the answer to your needs for practical storage and stylish display; a design fusion of traditional rustic farmhouse style and a more contemporary ‘mid-century’ modern design.
We source sustainable natural wood and reclaimed timbers to create our chunky furniture, we are always happy to craft custom pieces for you, just ask!
Be inspired by our rustic farmhouse furniture with a modernist, eco-friendly design twist; each piece is designed by Marc and handcrafted to order by Marc and our talented team in our Somerset workshop using traditional joinery techniques.
If this isn’t quite perfect for your needs, contact Marc and Rachel to discuss your own bespoke eco-friendly wooden bookshelves and bookcases, prices start at £175.00
Marc Wood Joinery; visit us online to see more beautiful, high quality custom handmade mirrors, frames, bathroom cabinets & furniture in reclaimed wood and eco-friendly sustainable natural timbers; our reviews will tell you that our craftsmanship and service is of the highest quality!
See our Etsy shop to buy from our collection, visit us on Pinterest or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and twitter; call us at our Somerset workshop (near enough to Bristol, Bath and Exeter for a site visit and delivery for £60 or lower) 01460 241372 or email email@example.com and let us know how we can design and create for your home.