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
We want to share our latest kitchen storage design; designed by Marc and crafted to our usual high standard in our South Somerset workshop by Marc and the team.
Our sturdy yet elegant kitchen storage island is made from sustainable natural wood (usually Redwood or Larch) and features a chunky granite worktop.
This particular kitchen island trolley measures approx. 89 cm high X 91.5 cm wide and 43 cm deep and we are always happy to design to your specifications,
Our shelves with coat hanger hooks (as seen above) are a stylish way to tidy utensils, aprons & tea towels or display your favourite crockery and go-to cookery books along the top.
View our handcrafted kitchen furniture and storage collection online.
With a metal side rail for smooth portability and which can be used to hold tea towels or appropriately handled kitchen utensils; our handmade wooden kitchen island rests on sturdy caster wheels with breaks, so that you can securely station your storage cart wherever you choose.
Our kitchen island trolley will add stylish and adaptable storage within your kitchen area, with two properly constructed pull drawers, and two wide shelves, each with 26 cm of usable height.
The robust shelves of our kitchen island are excellent for keeping your cooking pots, cups, plates or food tidily arranged; the upper shelf is in slatted wood to aid the circulation of fresh air and increase the shelf life of your fresh fruit & vegetables.
This handmade kitchen island has been finished in modern pale grey; because our solid wooden kitchen cabinets, wall shelves and kitchen storage islands are each handcrafted to order in our rural workshop, you can choose to have more space devoted to drawers and the number or height of your shelves.
We are happy to use a different paint or a wood toned Danish Oil if you would prefer an alternative finish to perfectly suit both your space and your personal style.
Contact Marc and Rachel to discuss your own bespoke wooden kitchen storage design, kitchen island prices start at £450 for a natural wooden worktop option.
Marc Wood Joinery; visit us online to see more beautiful, high quality custom handmade mirrors, frames, bathroom cabinets & wooden furniture in sustainable natural timbers.
Visit us on Pinterest or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and twitter; call us at our Somerset workshop on 01460 241372 or email email@example.com and let us know how we can design and create for your home.
We are near enough to Bristol, Bath, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire for a site visit and reduced delivery costs.
Our wooden coffee table is handmade from solid, chunky sustainable natural timbers and is
perfect for smaller, compact living spaces.
Carefully designed by Marc Wood and handcrafted from a mixture of reclaimed wood and eco friendly timbers by Marc and our talented small team in our rural Somerset workshop; this small version of our modern rustic coffee table is a fusion of the traditional rustic wooden ‘slab’ style farmhouse table top and a more contemporary, modern design.
Our 50 cm square chunky table top is large enough to use as a stylish serving space for when you have guests and then when you are feeling mellow, chilling out with your blanket and cosy drink your sofa side essentials within easy reach; we’ve included a spacious lower shelf for added storage.
” love the table. Your workmanship is a good as ever and it now has pride of place in our lounge “
Our rustic square coffee table in natural wood will compliment the current ‘rural retreat’ vibe, wherever your home may be!
If this 50 x 50 cm wide and 45 cm high size or design isn’t quite perfect for your needs, please contact Marc and Rachel to discuss your own bespoke eco-friendly wooden coffee table, prices start at £230.00.
View our Etsy shop or Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest page; 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can design and create for your home.