With our sketches and blueprints in hand, we set to work hand-crafting our local materials into the unique products our customers love. Father Ian has trained his son Jacob in the art of traditional carpentry to produce each product to the level of quality and intricate attention that we do. Jacob works in our Faversham workshop along with a dedicated team of professional craftsmen, where every piece of furniture and kitchen begins its life.
The first stage is preparation of the materials we use. This includes sanding, cutting, gluing and welding materials to achieve the structure as per our custom designs. It’s essential this process is carried out by hand and to traditional carpentry methods, and it is this which helps us to ensure the final product is as high-quality and represents our customers specifications as best as it possibly can before the next stage begins.
We then test the rigidity of the furniture and kitchens in this state, we call this form the product ‘carcass’ and have a stringent twenty-point check system to ensure the structural integrity of every piece of furniture and kitchen which is built in our workshop. Once we’re happy the product meets our quality standards, it’s over to Ashley in the detailing workshop to apply paints, waxes, lacquer and finishes to the products. Ashley has years of experience painting in many industries, and it’s this alone which makes him an essential member of our team, allowing us to achieve the exact finish envisioned by our customers.
Once finished, it’s time to assemble and add the finishing details and touches to our products. This stage is also carried out by hand, before a final ten-point quality inspection process is completed to ensure only the highest quality products leave our workshop.