• Design your own furniture

    Ever had an idea for a bespoke piece of furniture?

    Perhaps you would like to incorporate your school emblem or motto into a storytelling chair; perhaps you would like to commission a personalised bench in memory of a loved one; or maybe you've been dreaming about waking up in a unique bed of your very own design ...

    Let your imagination be your guide, then we can help turn your ideas into reality.

    The portfolio of our work on-line shows the evolution of our product designs, often led by clients who are looking for something they've never seen anywhere else. A bed inspired by Tim Burton movies; a Woodland Throne designed by a 6th-Form D&T class; a Wise Old Owl bench with inspiring words on ... anything and everything is possible.

    Contact Us now; we look forward to hearing your ideas!

  • Storytelling Chairs for 'Friends of the Schools'

    School PTAs and Friends of Schools groups regularly contact us to buy a storytelling chair or friendship bench for their school with money they have raised through fundraising efforts. A piece of storytelling furniture can be a beautiful gift to leave the school as a legacy and a great contribution to improving the outdoor learning experience for children across all ages.

    Pictured here is a Giant Storytelling Chair that was purchased by the Friends of Beswick School in East Yorkshire. Made entirely from reclaimed oak, this chair will sit happily for decades in the grounds of the school and be enjoyed by generations of pupils.

    Remember that all our prices are inclusive of VAT, so as a school affiliated group be sure to claim back the VAT, and the actual cost to the PTA or Friends of the School will then 17% less :-)

    You can see the full range of our Storytelling Chairs for school here.

     "Thank you, we have taken delivery of the chair today and it looks fantastic!", Richard Wilkinson


    giant reading chair giant reading chair with kid
  • Sunrise Bed

    Our latest shiny happy sunrise bed! Built for a customer in Angus, Scotland, here's a picture of the bed in its new home.

    "We have received and erected our new bed, love it to bits." Brian

    The Sunrise Bed is a great illustration of how varied beds can be in their design and how effective the use of different coloured woods can be to illustrate a concept.

    See the full range of our handmade wooden beds here, or contact us with your bespoke bed ideas.

  • Nightmare Before Christmas Bed

    We actively encourage customers to come to us with their bespoke designs and whacky bed ideas, and every now and again we get a really unusual request ...... If you're familiar with Tim Burton films, then you'll recognise immediately where the inspiration for this incredible bed comes from.

    A previous customer of ours called Sharron was looking for a new bed. Sharron had bought one of our handmade wooden beds before but now wanted a new bed as her mother had fallen in love with the original Constellations Bed and appropriated it.

    Sharron loves Tim Burton films, in particular A Nightmare Before Christmas, and asked us to make her a bed on the theme of Tim Burton's famous movie. That's as far as the brief went; Sharron left the rest of the design up to us, and the bed you see here is what we came up with.

    The design went down really well and Sharron was delighted with the final product:  "Omg it's beautiful thank you so much xx"

    This bed is an excellent example of how any dream can be turned into a reality, so don't be shy to contact us with your crazy bed ideas and we can help make them come true.

  • Happy New Year, Happy New Bed, Happy New Workshop

    Our new flame bed in our new workshop in the new year. Neat Hey!

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  • Disabled Access Compost Toilet for Walled Garden

    We have just delivered and installed this compost toilet with disabled access for a community garden in Mid-Wales. The head gardener at the Ty Glyn Davis Trust Holiday Centre was looking for a waterless toilet to replace the ugly blue Portaloo that was at the entrance to their beautiful walled garden. The Trust provides fully accessible self-catering holiday accommodation for people with special needs and so our disabled access toilet was the perfect solution.

    The compost toilet has been made to comply with disabled access regulations and has the following specifications:

    • Wheelchair accessible ramp
    • Large turning space inside the toilet
    • Grab rails
    • Hand sanitiser
    • Wipe down walls and floor
    • Water-less urinal
    • Urine diverted to soak-away


    Featuring our very own urine separator and wheelie bin design, this toilet is the perfect way to close the nutrients loop and keep feeding the earth that feeds us.

    Find out more about our disabled access compost toilets.


    disabled toilet for allotment garden compost toilet box urine-divertor-toilet
  • Storytelling chairs for school playground

    Making storytelling chairs for schools is one of the most rewarding and creative aspects of our work. We all know how important children's imaginations are for cognitive development. Children do not move, think or speak in a straight line, and neither does imagination nor creativity.

    So  our wonky, weird and wonderful storytelling furniture can only ignite children's imaginations and creativity. And what better way of sparking the imagination that to sit outside under a tree and listen to a story?

    Continue reading

  • Guide to Using your Compost Toilet

    We though it might be helpful to publish on-line our User's Guide to Free Range Compost Toilets, which we send out to all new compost toilet clients.

    dinosaur pooGetting Started

    For the composting process to work well, there are some key ingredients that should be added into the mix, but the exact ‘recipe’ you use will depend on what you have most readily available. Continue reading

  • Fairy Tree House and Archway in a Magical Wood!

    We have just received these photos back from Anne at Studfold Aventure Nature Trail where we installed  a magical gateway and four fairy tree houses that formed part of the nature  trail though some enchanted woodland.

    What lies behind the gate? Thresholds and entrances have a deep-set place in myth, in our psychology and in our sense of place and are vitals parts of the architecture of any space. The arch in the picture was crafted for the entrance to the nature trail, a place where children can explore the natural world and fairy fantasies.

    The fairy village was crafted to be nestle among four beech trees next to a lovely stream. Thanks to Anne for commissioning this exciting project, we hope to be back next year to fulfills more fantasies and make dreams a reality. Continue reading

  • Talking, Farting, Singing Chair for the Machynlleth Comedy Festival

    Nothing makes us happier than making furniture. Well apart from making funny furniture. Ok, well apart from making funny furniture for our local Machynlleth Comedy Festival.

    We were commissioned to make a giant Talking Chair by local arts organization Articulture, who were tasked to find local artists and craftspeople to create a series of "Moments of Magic" around Machynlleth during this year's festival.

    We really had a lot of fun working on this project. Our storytelling chairs are often designed for use in schools but when asked to make an interactive talking chair for our town's comedy festival we jumped at the opportunity to create something new, and to play around with audio as well as wood. We had to quickly learn as much as possible about interactive microchips that allowed us to play sounds when triggers were set off. After extensive research online we ordered the right chips and speakers and got to building the chair out of wood, then had a lot of fun finding and recording the right sounds.

    The chair has a motion sensor below the seat that is triggered when people, or dogs, go past, with sounds ranging from a loud fart, to a dog barking, to hilarious laughter. Then when you sit on the chair a new set of audio starts.

    You can choose if the chair is happy, sad, or you can put your own face through the hole in the back.

    Once we had moved the chair to site and got it installed (it must be the heaviest chair we have ever made) we sat back to watch the fun unfold. We had no expectations but were blown away by the audience interaction. The chair proved to be popular day and night with young, old and dogs. We have had really positive feedback from everyone we have talked to.

    We thoroughly enjoyed the whole process of making this chair and can see ourselves getting more and more involved in creating interactive furniture in the future.

    Contact Us if you would like commission something similar .


    talking comedy chair Dan, Ben and Paul
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