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the story

NIGEL BRIGGS - Chairmaker

I've always loved working with wood.
No two pieces are the same and you have to develop a relationship with each piece to know how best to treat it.
I started life as an engineer before retraining to be a violin maker and then spent two wonderful years making classical instruments for Southwell guitars 
In recent years I've moved more and more away from power tools and machines in favor of celebrating the joy of hand tools.
Green woodworking gives you an excellent opportunity to start at the beginning with the raw material of a log and gradually shape it with hand tools into fabulous works of art.
I love what I do and I'm grateful every day.

taking sustainibilty seriously

IThe continuous arm chair is one of my favorite designs. A true classic that has been around for centuries.The spindles, legs and arm rail are all made from gorgeous English ash sourced from an SSI (site of scientific interest) woodland.Marcus who owns the woodland is as passionate about sustainability and woodland management as I am about chairs, which is extremely important to me. The seats are White Pine imported from Canada and brought through a cooperative to lower our carbon footprint. All in all, you can rest assured your chair is doing it's best to be as sustainable as possible.

garden - kitchen - bedroom and beyond 

IAn American Windsor chair was often used as a porch chair, but their design and beauty will fit just about anywhere.

relic finish or , 'oh natural' or clean lines

The relic finish adds a wonderful and timeless tranquility and elegance to a chair giving it that soft lived-in look that will add character and charm to any home design .Most of my chairs suit this style of finish but i do offer unpainted and non reliced options (contact me)



Nottingham - England


Design. Build. Enjoy.

Handcrafted items perfect for your home, office or outdoor area. Each piece I make is based on my classical training and created with age-old techniques so each is truly one-of-a-kind. I don’t just see this as a job, but as a passion, and am grateful for every day to be able to create works of art for my customers’.

Contact me today.