A word about oak
Our range of well crafted oak products have strong, clean lines. Based on traditional forms the tables and benches fit well in both ancient and contemporary gardens or interiors, weathering naturally they get even better with age.
The oak edging forms sturdy raised beds of any size and with the fruit training posts they create a really solid and long lasting architectural structure for any garden.
The apple storage chest and apple 'Sedan' are the perfect way to carry and store your fruit - but think also about using them as magnificent drawers for many different things.
All our furniture is made by the team of traditional craftsmen at the Haddon Hall Estate in Derbyshire.
Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire, one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. It is currently occupied by Lord Edward Manners (brother of the current Duke) and his family. Arne Maynard has been working on the gardens of different parts of the Haddon estate, for the past 10 years, and is currently developing the gardens of the main house.
The carpentry workshop is part of the estate, and is situated in the village of Rowsley. It exists, as many estate carpentry workshops did, primarily to serve all the carpentry needs of the estate (including all the farms, workers cottages and village houses that were part of the estate as well as the main house). In order to continue and thrive, it's imperative for the workshop to take on commissions outside of estate work, and it's a perfect partnership for them to make furniture to Arne's designs. Where possible the oak comes from the Haddon or Belvoir estate and is delivered to the workshops for sawing and drying, before it is hand picked for each piece of furniture.