What we create & how we work

James Winby and a small team of craftsmen produce hand-made furniture to commission from their workshops in Dorset. Our aim is to build beautiful pieces that are lovingly made with an elegant and human touch.

The workshop is run on a traditional basis; each piece is made from start to finish by one craftsman, without it getting passed through a series of hands. The result is a better, more personal piece.

Whatever the piece, we always try to reflect the beauty and warmth of the timber. The final design should be at one with its surroundings, complement them, or comment on them, and of course every joint and detail must reflect the best traditions of British cabinet-making.


Current Projects

Past Projects

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Who’s who in the Winby workshop


James Winby studied furniture making in the UK under Alan Peters, one of the country’s great cabinet makers. He subsequently moved to Japan and spent two years designing and building furniture. He returned to England in 1995 and set up workshops in Dorset.


Edd came to the workshop 10 years ago after graduating from the furniture course at Bournemouth and Poole college. He manages the workshop and he is an exceptional maker.


Marie came to us with a background in sailing and a passion for wooden classic boats. She speaks fluent French and Spanish and runs the entire office of the company.


All enquiries welcome


    01725 516454

    The Barn
    Rushmore Farm
    Tollard Royal
    SP5 5QA