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We are Richard and Mary Kennedy, and we live and work by Hether Burn, in North Cumbria
We work in the Arts and Crafts tradition, but with our own contemporary approach, and using traditional skills and craftsmanship, along with the latest technology.
Most of our work is designed and made to order, so you can have exactly what you want, but of course there is a waiting time, usually 8 - 12 weeks, longer for complex items.
Richard uses local Cumbrian hardwoods, sustainably harvested, often windblown.
Timbers such as oak, elm, ash, , yew, cherry, sweet chestnut and others are available.
Carved panels and decorative features are a specialty.
Prices are reasonable, too, comparing favorably with high street stores, and our furniture is of the highest quality, with dovetails, mortice and tenon joints, pegged joints and other cabinet making techniques as standard
Drawings and quotations are free and without obligation
Mary is an artist specialising in painting on wood.
She loves the traditions of folk and decorative painting.
She works in acrylic paints, and all the woodwork is then varnished with a matt waterproof acrylic varnish, which is very tough. The trays, for example, are meant to be used, and we have tested them well.
She produces trays, writing and jewellery boxes, trinket boxes, frames, mirrors., painted panels for doors etc.
Our unique "Housebox" a wooden model of your own home, in the form of a box, painted in every detail.
Mary also produces greetings cards, which we print from our own artwork: painted woodwork, paintings, carvings etc.
Callers are welcome by arrangement to discuss design, timber and decoration. There is no charge for consultation or quotations.
Cumbrian Bespoke Hand Made Hardwood Furniture and Carving using local hardwoods, including elm, oak, cherry, yew, ash. Hand-painted furniture and woodwork, trays, painted miniature houseboxes. Richard and Mary Kennedy The Ram Workshop.