Most of my working life I have been involved in engineering and wood has been a hobby. In the early 1980's I started an engineering company manufacturing high speed steel rolling machines, but I have always had a home workshop. Working with hand tools and real wood gives something of a satisfaction that engineering never did and making something that feels good to touch always has a special appeal to it. Maybe it's an age thing but at some point I decided a happy life would be better achieved doing something I love doing, so the decision was made to turn a serious hobby into a new career. I studied Cabinet Making and furniture design at UCLAN under the experienced eye of Gary Wilson himself a talented cabinet maker and tutor. I currently work from my workshop in Cam, Gloucestershire making commissioned pieces of furniture and LED lighting
About Dave Smith
About Dave Smith
Most of my working life I have been involved in engineering and wood has been a hobby. In the early 1980's I started an engineering company manufacturing high speed steel rolling machines, but I have always had a home workshop. Working with hand tools and real wood gives something of a satisfaction that engineering never did and making something that feels good to touch always has a special appeal to it. Maybe it's an age thing but at some point I decided a happy life would be better achieved doing something I love doing, so the decision was made to turn a serious hobby into a new career. I studied Cabinet Making and furniture design at UCLAN under the experienced eye of Gary Wilson himself a talented cabinet maker and tutor. I currently work from my workshop in Cam, Gloucestershire making commissioned pieces of furniture and LED lighting