The owner of and Principal Craftsman at Vooght-Cathrew is Adrian Williams.
Adrian has a long established background in the field of sustainability after originally training as a scientist. Adrian established Vooght-Cathrew in 2015 after (re)training as a cabinet maker in order to explore a more artistic element.
Vooght-Cathrew specialises in the sustainable production of wooden furniture and art. We take care to select beautiful grain on wood and show it to maximum effect. Quite simply, Vooght-Cathrew is for those who appreciate wood as one of nature finest character materials.
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What do we specialise in?
At Vooght-Cathrew, we’re happy to make basic furniture but we also love to produce:
- curved work
- avant-garde furniture
- creative artwork
What woods do we favour?
If I can find them, I like to use British grown trees and often native species. In particular I like:
- Laburnam – an intensely rich dark and highly figured wood. Outstanding when polished.
- Yew – traditionally used in the UK for making archery bows but it’s great for fine woodworking too. Yew has a warm highly figured brown colour with a stunning contrasting cream coloured edging.
- Oak – The traditional wood for furniture, it can have highly patterned ‘rays’ within the wood giving it a unique instantly recognisable aesthetic appeal.
- Cherry – a warm golden brown with swirling patterns this versatile wood works well for many furniture projects.
- Elm – not so easily found now but it was traditionally used widely in British furniture thanks to its appealing rustic grain and warm chocolate colour.
- Sweet Chestnut – Not widely seen in British homes, but this wood is under-rated with its subtle pattern and wonderful light but warm golden hue.
- Ash – A nice looking, good all round timber with light colour.