Our Methods,
Resources
& Ethos

We put fine craftsmanship and attention into creating beautiful
and timeless pieces of furniture that showcase the splendour of natural wood.

Read About UsOur Ethos

I have been working as a furniture maker professionally for over 16 years, creating both indoor and outdoor pieces.

Although I’m originally from Dorset, I initially worked in London, but found that there was a limit on the beauty of the wood available from the timber yards.

I moved back to Dorset and joined my brother’s business, Ed Brooks Furniture, to run the workshop and turn the designs and concepts into working pieces. Ed specialises in outdoor furniture using English hardwoods.

I now head up my own workshop but continue to work closely with our family on all things furniture related. My Dad manages our woodland which supplies much of the wind fallen timber for the projects and I now also employ Mark who came on board nearly two years ago. Mark has got a real eye for it all, especially the fine finishing details.

It’s great to live and work in such a beautiful part of the country where I am able to go into the forest and see raw, wind fallen timber. I can then decide exactly how I want to cut and shape the wood to accentuate its natural beauty.

I really enjoy working with large pieces of timber where I can capture and visually display the colours, textures, natural growth patterns and marks made by the movement of a tree throughout its life.

Getting a really fine finish on a piece of furniture is like the mist clearing, you know you have crafted a piece of furniture that someone will love and appreciate – it’s an amazing and exciting experience.

Though some of our pieces appear simple in design, they are very complex in the making. And, due to the nature of the raw materials in our collection, no two pieces are alike.

 

– Alex Brooks

“I really enjoy working with large pieces of timber where I can capture and visually display the colours, textures, natural growth patterns and marks made by the movement of a tree throughout its life”

I have been working as a furniture maker professionally for over 16 years, creating both indoor and outdoor pieces.

Although I’m originally from Dorset, I initially worked in London, but found that there was a limit on the beauty of the wood available from the timber yards.

I moved back to Dorset and joined my brother’s business, Ed Brooks Furniture, to run the workshop and turn the designs and concepts into working pieces. Ed specialises in outdoor furniture using English hardwoods.

I now head up my own workshop but continue to work closely with our family on all things furniture related. My Dad manages our woodland which supplies much of the wind fallen timber for the projects and I now also employ Mark who came on board nearly two years ago. Mark has got a real eye for it all, especially the fine finishing details.

It’s great to live and work in such a beautiful part of the country where I am able to go into the forest and see raw, wind fallen timber. I can then decide exactly how I want to cut and shape the wood to accentuate its natural beauty.

I really enjoy working with large pieces of timber where I can capture and visually display the colours, textures, natural growth patterns and marks made by the movement of a tree throughout its life.

Getting a really fine finish on a piece of furniture is like the mist clearing, you know you have crafted a piece of furniture that someone will love and appreciate – it’s an amazing and exciting experience.

Though some of our pieces appear simple in design, they are very complex in the making. And, due to the nature of the raw materials in our collection, no two pieces are alike.

– Alex Brooks

 
 
 
 

“I really enjoy working with large pieces of timber where I can capture and visually display the colours, textures, natural growth patterns and marks made by the movement of a tree throughout its life”

Every piece of furniture takes us on an enjoyable & creative journey - from sourcing the wood & sketching designs to crafting the final piece

By using a mix of exacting modern & traditional techniques we are able to design & hand produce with minimum waste, demonstrating an ecological awareness. Our portfolio features stylish, yet practical furniture in a range of shapes, sizes & finishes & we welcome enquiries for any of our portfolio pieces as well as completely bespoke, one-off commissions.

Ethos

Our Character and Guiding Beliefs

Alex Brooks Furniture is committed to delivering organically inspired quality wood furniture to individuals, interior designers & retailers.

Integrity
We only use responsibly sourced, environmentally sensitive wood to produce strong and durable pieces that capture the woods realness without unnecessary alteration.
Artistry
We recognise the merits of natural wood and use our well-honed creative skills to craft beautiful furniture.
Organic
Our products are inspired by the natural wood and the character it has developed from its relationship with the elements.
Unique
Our designs are led by the wood itself, so every piece of furniture we make is unique and displays that trees individual story.