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The Wood

We try and source all our timber ethically and locally. Knowledge of the timbers provenance can then enhance and add more depth and interest to the design. To us, a piece of wood is never just a piece of wood.


In the disposable world of today, timber has become a more valuable resource. Our focus is utilising what is naturally available, whilst still respecting the value of the product, and constructing our bespoke pieces in the most cost effective way. Oak, for example, has become a very expensive timber.  This is partially due the increase of the Pound against the Dollar, leaving some species almost doubling in price over the last 3 years.  We therefore try to use quality British hardwoods as much as possible enabling us to give, Provenance (in most cases) to its source.


We endeavour to maintain the woods character, and where possible, incorporate the living edge or ‘Wayn’ , which can add a real and distinctive quality to the form.  Allowing its individual character to be reborn into the beautiful furniture we create.  We can then make wood become eternal.

A view from above.
A view from above.
Fitted Bedroom Furniture in maple
Fitted Bedroom Furniture in maple
Bathroom Cabinet
Bathroom Cabinet


" We have to compliment you on the superb quality of your workmanship, from concept to completion your insistence on presentation and finish is a credit to you”.

Lynne & Allan Plant

“Chris Thompson has achieved for us, the maximum in quality cabinet work. His attention to detail, scrupulous craftsmanship and reliability combined with instinctive good taste has enabled us to complete both vital renovations and an excellent library, at our period country house in the Cotswolds”

J.A.J.Whitfield -  Adlestrop

“Chris took immense care to match details of the early 19th century Pine paneling and the colour of the original, whilst adding his own craftsmanship to the whole. Anyone looking for a fine piece of furniture need look no further.”

Cirencester Meeting House

“Chris Thompson has made several beautiful pieces of furniture for me. He has a great feeling for wood. Combining the eye of an artist with the painstaking skill of the craftsman. He is a very pleasant and helpful person to have dealings with.”

Margaret Bacon (Writer) - Highworth.

“We were very impressed by Chris's care to detail, his designs and love of wood, The finished work exceeded our expectations.”

Dr B.W.Codling MD., FRCPath.

“I would like to recommend the work of Chris Thompson, who designed and made the display cases for Highworth Historical Society. We are delighted with these cases which have been very well constructed”.

Janet  Boddy (Chairman Highworth Historical Society)

“Friendly discussions on concepts and ideas evolved into a very practical and beautiful design. Careful selection of wood and quality craftsmanship enhances the unique design. Competitively priced bespoke furniture gives you exactly what you want for very little extra”.

Roger & Heather Harmer - Cam, Dursley

“We are absolutely delighted with the work that Chris has done for us.  He put his heart and soul into making sure the study was perfect, constantly discussing with us all the small details” that made it special. He made an elegant pair of bookcases to match existing furniture in our lounge and also a practical shoe rack to fit a particular space.”

Kate Lawton - Withington


“For the past two years or more we have been using Chris to carry out carpentry work on various aspects of WWT restaurant Slimbridge. Chris always gave valid contributions as to the planning and devising of work to be carried out, which reassured us that we could trust his expertise. Not only was he competitive with his rates, he kept to deadlines and worked with great clarity and above all, precision.”

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