Organically Inspired Wood Furniture

 

Alex Brooks Furniture: Designer & maker of freestanding solid wood furniture

Our pieces celebrate the captivating end grain detail, which is beautiful to look at and also extremely tactile, making these not just pieces of furniture, but pieces of art.
All of our pieces are individually handcrafted from locally and sustainably sourced wind fallen trees, carefully chosen to give maximum character with unique grain detail and features.

Buy furniture direct from the Collections or commission a bespoke piece.

My many years of experience result in forward-thinking design concepts being turned into authentic & captivating pieces of bespoke wooden furniture

‘I WANT TO BUY A PIECE OF FURNITURE…’

Whether you are commissioning a dining table or a piece of furniture for your own home, require multiple contemporary pieces for retail or would like to buy directly from the collections we’d love to hear from you.

Alex has a great deal of experience working to brief on large scale projects – alongside designers and professionals.

UNIQUE WOOD FURNITURE FROM DORSET

From our Dorset workshop we design, make and supply bespoke wood furniture to commission as well as the contemporary pieces that make up the Collections in our Portfolio.

Each piece of our furniture is unique & our products are based on the windfallen wood available at the time. All the wood is responsibly sourced from our own woodland and surrounding Dorset farmland.

Spalted Beech Block

Penn Table

Spalted Beech Block

Charred Cedar Mirror

Spalted Beech Box Shelves

Turkey Oak Block

Cedar Stool

Charred Cedar Mantelpiece

Spalted Beech Block

“Having been a fan of Alex’s work for a few years I knew he was just the person to commission to make us a mantelshelf as we wanted something a bit out of the ordinary above our woodburning stove. We agreed on a charred cedar mantel and Alex made us something very special – the detail on the wood is quite extraordinary and there is a lovely flow to the grain. Knowing the provenance of the wood and exactly where it came from adds to the pleasure.”

Judith Dennison

“I bought one of the gorgeous cedar stools as a gift for my dad and we all love it. It is such a lovely simple design, expertly crafted from a beautiful piece of wood. The stool brings texture and nature into the home and also works brilliantly as occasional outdoor seating – I’m hoping to get one for myself!”

Anna Highet

Spalted Beech Block

“Alex’s Penn Table is the unique piece of furniture that my home had been missing! It is so beautifully made – a real work of art as well as a functional coffee table. I love the contrast of the gentle spalted wood with the bold skirting and industrial style legs, creating this striking yet natural look. The spalted wood pattern is stunning; an intricate mix of soft colours layered next to darker lines rather like the contours on a map, but instead of illustrating geographical features, these patterns represent the natural state of the tree’s biology as a host to other organisms, a snapshot from the day the tree fell, now forever preserved in time. The finish on it is lovely and feels very nice to the touch. I’m delighted to have found this piece, thank you, Alex.”

Beeka Davies

“The burnt wood mirror has completely transformed our sitting room – the black finish looks so modern but the texture of the charring and wood adds interest and detail. It’s attracted so many compliments and questions about where it’s from.”

Daisy Neville

“The two Spalted Beech Blocks look great and are now an impressive part of our collection – thank you! We’ll keep an eye on your website and Instagram and will let you know when something new catches our eye.”

Louis Elson

“These blocks have been a simple yet stunning addition to our home and always attract praise from visitors. Nature has created the beautiful and mesmerising patterns and Alex Brooks Furniture has presented the fruits of her labour in an impressive and practical expose”

David Ogden

“For several years I coveted Alex Brook’s woodblocks after seeing some at a Kew Gardens Plant Fair. I loved the colours and textures of the wood and the organic feel to them and was therefore delighted to see them exhibited again in Dorset. One now has pride of place in my new kitchen seating corner, perfect for perching my evening glass of wine. The only downside is that visitors are more excited by the wood block than my kitchen!”

Judith Dennison

“Alex’s artistic skills complement his meticulous joinery and carpentry. He sources wood locally and selects pieces with beautiful interesting grains and markings. We are thrilled with the box shelves he has made for us – which have a contemporary look but a timeless beauty.”

Charles and Frances