Hi my name is Tom
I live in south Berlin with my dog Rocky. Obviously, having a spaniel I do a lot of walking and therefore I see a lot of wood that inspires me to create individual pieces of furniture. Originally I created furniture for my own apartment and then I started making pieces for friends and family. I’m now making so many pieces that I’m offering them for sale. I’ll put furniture online as I create.
Nobody remembers the flat-pack table – make your table part of the conversation.
Tables are an important part of family life and home life; sharing food and drink, creating memories and shared experiences. The age of mass produced ‘cookie cutter’ furniture is starting to get tiresome, don’t you think? A good piece of furniture that ages gracefully, which wears well and has character, becomes something we fall in love with. This is why I’m offering a homemade alternative here on my first website/blog.
I work from home, in my kitchen to be precise, and I do it part-time as my main job keeps me running around a restaurant for most of the week. That’s why when I build a table I take a lot of pleasure from start-to-finish.
As a musician and lover of arty pastimes I love the process of creating something out of nothing and introducing it to the world as a finished creation ready to be used.
There is something special about wood; the grain, the smell, the shaping and sanding, how smooth it feels and how when using the right oils and varnishes, polyurethane and wax, you can produce a finish that’s so soothing to the eye that it connects you to nature even though the wood no longer lives.
My furniture is not flawless; it is damaged, has beautiful grains and markings, business stamps which gives all my work real character.