The Urban Workshop, Custom Furniture and Homeware
Hardwood furniture and homeware handmade in the heart of London


My portfolio of hardwood furniture made for clients of The Urban Workshop, here in my workshop in London. These are all bespoke designs created and made by me. Get in touch today to discuss commissioning a custom piece of furniture.


NORMAN table

The NORMAN table was designed to replace white laminate units in the client’s master bedroom. They are constructed from solid walnut, with the drawer sides in maple (for contrast and for added durability). Dovetails give maximum joint strength as well as being a hallmark of quality. The design is modern, yet timeless, with a touch of luxury added by the suede-lined drawers, coloured to complement existing furniture in the clientss room.

CLIVE bench

The CLIVE bench was born from a requirement for organisation and storage in a conservatory that served as the entrance to the garden. To be used as an indoor furniture item, the design aimed to bring the aesthetic of traditional garden furniture to a high-end spec, using walnut and ash with accents in polished brass.


TILDA desk

The TILDA desk was made for my own daughter as a 7th birthday present. She wanted a grown-up desk with rainbows (if those two are compatible). The design incorporates rainbow paint drips inlaid into the drawer fronts on a solid sycamore frame. The desk will grow with her as these can be replaced with a more classic design as she gets older. The desktop is hardwearing white formica with a sycamore edging. The desk was made from a single slab of sycamore felled, sawn and dried within London.

BETTY unit

BETTY was commissioned to be an understated media unit, designed to hide all the cables and peripherals that are a staple of modern life. The requirement was that it blended into the room - the unit has been painted to match the interior walls and flooring, with a simple frame and panel design for the doors with soft-close hinges. The only accents are the polished copper door knobs.