Mark Ballard, Lewes, East Sussex

“We commissioned Ben to make us a piece of furniture as a future heirloom for our family. We left him with a fairly open brief and he came back with several designs which led to the table he made for us. Facing the drawers with naturally knotted burr elm was a unique touch that has really made this a stand out piece of furniture. His commitment didn’t end with delivery of the table – he has advised us on care and maintenance following receipt and even made a trip to check it was not drying out or warping. We are very pleased we chose Ben to craft a piece of our future family history.”

Nick Ridout, St.Albans, Hertfordshire

“Benedict has made four different items for me and I have been very impressed with his skill, expertise and workmanship. It’s a real pleasure to find a young craftsman with the traditional skills of high quality furniture-making, and with great attention to detail. I would thoroughly recommend Benedict to anyone seeking a piece of hand-made, bespoke furniture.”

Philip Williams, Wheathampstead

“I am immensely proud of my music cabinet which Ben painstakingly crafted after we had discussed designs at length. I had the pleasure of watching some of the many dovetails being hand cut by Ben, but I wimped out of trying to do some myself. The drawers, with their ‘cello pegs as handles, are a delight.”?