David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire

David Stephenson is a Hampshire based furniture designer-maker, specialising in designing and creating unique pieces of bespoke handcrafted freestanding furniture.

David also offers one and two day woodworking courses & tuition for beginners. Using sustainably sourced timber combined with practical design and traditional craftsmanship each piece is made to be loved and designed to last! David also offers woodworking and furniture making courses & tuition. With a growing selection of one to one short courses perfect for those wishing to take their first steps exploring the world of woodworking.

Operating as usual

29/08/2021

Here’s Paul with handfuls of the joints he learnt how to produce by hand, with power tools and with machinery during the last couple of days on an ‘introduction to furniture joinery’ class 😃

Here’s Paul with handfuls of the joints he learnt how to produce by hand, with power tools and with machinery during the last couple of days on an ‘introduction to furniture joinery’ class 😃

27/08/2021

Here’s Michael with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Yesterday’s Taster Day class 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Here’s Michael with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Yesterday’s Taster Day class 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

26/08/2021

Here’s Roy with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Yesterday’s Taster Day class 😀

Here’s Roy with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Yesterday’s Taster Day class 😀

23/08/2021

Here’s Jacob with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Sunday’s Taster Day class 😀

Here’s Jacob with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Sunday’s Taster Day class 😀

22/08/2021

Here’s Joe and Dave with their finished ash cutlers stools the result of yesterday’s father and son ‘Taster for Two’ course 😄

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses-for-two.html

Here’s Joe and Dave with their finished ash cutlers stools the result of yesterday’s father and son ‘Taster for Two’ course 😄

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses-for-two.html

20/08/2021

Here’s Kevin with his Ash cutlers stool (plus a Monty shaped assistant).

Kevin spent two days in the workshop with me this week doing both the taster and sharpening/tool tuning classes 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Here’s Kevin with his Ash cutlers stool (plus a Monty shaped assistant).

Kevin spent two days in the workshop with me this week doing both the taster and sharpening/tool tuning classes 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 19/08/2021

Running a sharpening/tool tuning day today, Monty is keen to help demonstrate the different types of hand sharpening systems available 🐶

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/sharpening-and-setting-up-hand-tools.html

16/08/2021

Starting the new week with a little trip to the timber yard! 🪵

Starting the new week with a little trip to the timber yard! 🪵

14/08/2021

Just before the dust cloud hit! Harvest is in full swing here in Hampshire, this is my view through the workshop window this afternoon 🚜

Just before the dust cloud hit! Harvest is in full swing here in Hampshire, this is my view through the workshop window this afternoon 🚜

14/08/2021

Emmaus trustee John and companion Chris with their finished oak cutlers stools 😃

The end result of their two days in the workshop this week on the final (for now) of the courses I’ve been running for Emmaus Hampshire

Emmaus trustee John and companion Chris with their finished oak cutlers stools 😃

The end result of their two days in the workshop this week on the final (for now) of the courses I’ve been running for Emmaus Hampshire

13/08/2021

#flashbackfriday to August 2013! I designed, made and installed this Arts & Crafts inspired bespoke oak bookcase just outside Stockbridge in Hampshire. The vertical frames were influenced by the high back chairs designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It contains 66 stub mortise and tenon joints 🔨 🪚

#flashbackfriday to August 2013! I designed, made and installed this Arts & Crafts inspired bespoke oak bookcase just outside Stockbridge in Hampshire. The vertical frames were influenced by the high back chairs designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It contains 66 stub mortise and tenon joints 🔨 🪚

11/08/2021

It’s #workshopdogwednesday and Monty has been busy making sure this pile of pine boards (soon to be workbench legs) doesn’t run away 🐶

It’s #workshopdogwednesday and Monty has been busy making sure this pile of pine boards (soon to be workbench legs) doesn’t run away 🐶

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 08/08/2021

Here’s Don and Ryan with their oak cutlers stools 😀

This week I was joined in the workshop by two companions from Emmaus Wi******er - the first of a couple of courses booked to up skill and create opportunities for the people who live within the community at Emmaus Hampshire. I created a two day course that was a combination of the taster and machinery classes with some power tools and basic tool sharpening thrown in too!

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 07/08/2021

Happiness is a van full of timber?

Popped in to Tyler’s earlier in the week to restock my timber shed with some Ash, English oak, beech and southern yellow pine!

David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire updated their business hours. 07/08/2021

David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire updated their business hours.

David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire updated their business hours.

03/08/2021

The young person who joins me in the workshop on Tuesdays is now on their ‘summer break’ from their city and guilds course. Today we started their summer project: my split top Roubo style workbench! The first job was to select the timber for legs and frame. Should be a cool summer project 😎

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/build-a-roubo-workbench.html

The young person who joins me in the workshop on Tuesdays is now on their ‘summer break’ from their city and guilds course. Today we started their summer project: my split top Roubo style workbench! The first job was to select the timber for legs and frame. Should be a cool summer project 😎

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/build-a-roubo-workbench.html

01/08/2021

Here’s Hesh with the oak cutlers stool he made on yesterday’s Taster Day course 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Here’s Hesh with the oak cutlers stool he made on yesterday’s Taster Day course 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 30/07/2021

#flashbackfriday to 2012!

One of my most local projects (two minute walk from the workshop) and one of my first proper ecclesiastic commissions, since then I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to make other pieces for churches around Hampshire and Wiltshire.

Oak memorial book cabinet designed and handmade for Saint Michael and all Angels Church in the village of Weyhill.

29/07/2021

A new addition to the student tool kit. These Narex mortise chisels are nicely made and fantastic value for money! With a recent influx of bookings for my ‘Introduction to Furniture Joinery’ class these will certainly be seeing lots of use 🪚🔨

#handtoolthursday

A new addition to the student tool kit. These Narex mortise chisels are nicely made and fantastic value for money! With a recent influx of bookings for my ‘Introduction to Furniture Joinery’ class these will certainly be seeing lots of use 🪚🔨

#handtoolthursday

28/07/2021

Here’s mother and son Abigail and James with their finished oak cutlers stools the result of today’s ‘Taster for Two’ course 😄

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses-for-two.html

Here’s mother and son Abigail and James with their finished oak cutlers stools the result of today’s ‘Taster for Two’ course 😄

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses-for-two.html

25/07/2021

Here’s David with a stack of joints he learnt how to produce by hand, with power tools and with machinery during this weekend’s ‘introductory to furniture joinery’ class 😃

Here’s David with a stack of joints he learnt how to produce by hand, with power tools and with machinery during this weekend’s ‘introductory to furniture joinery’ class 😃

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 22/07/2021

It’s been a rather hot but productive two days in the workshop running an introduction to furniture joinery course with Chris. Here he is with the various joints he’s produced 😃

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/introduction-to-furniture-joinery.html

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 20/07/2021

Today my weekly student completed one of the practical assessments for his city and guilds L1 course - using handsaws to make a variety of cuts - which he passed with a merit! He also made a tiny ‘rag in a can’ - a pre-oiled rag which can be used to lubricate and protect chisels and planes.

Despite the heat (31° in the workshop!!) he had a very productive day 😃

19/07/2021

Here’s Ian with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Saturday’s Taster Day course 😀

Here’s Ian with the Ash cutlers stool he made on Saturday’s Taster Day course 😀

18/07/2021

On Friday Monty and I were joined by Rachel and Rachael for a Taster for Two day!
I’m not sure which they enjoyed more, making their Ash cutlers stools or playing with Monty 🐶

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses-for-two.html

On Friday Monty and I were joined by Rachel and Rachael for a Taster for Two day!
I’m not sure which they enjoyed more, making their Ash cutlers stools or playing with Monty 🐶

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses-for-two.html

15/07/2021

Here’s Robert with a pile of hand cut joints he produced yesterday plus some examples of power tool produced joinery including biscuits and dominos.

Here’s Robert with a pile of hand cut joints he produced yesterday plus some examples of power tool produced joinery including biscuits and dominos.

14/07/2021

It’s #workshopdogwednesday and Monty is busy supervising today’s joints class 🐶

It’s #workshopdogwednesday and Monty is busy supervising today’s joints class 🐶

11/07/2021

The finished result of a successful two days in the workshop!

Here’s Jim with the oak console table he made on a two day ‘make a console table’ course 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/build-an-oak-console-table.html

The finished result of a successful two days in the workshop!

Here’s Jim with the oak console table he made on a two day ‘make a console table’ course 😀

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/build-an-oak-console-table.html

08/07/2021

#throwbackthursday to Summer 2014 and to date my favorite console table.

This afternoon I’m getting the workshop ready for a two-day console table making class that starts tomorrow morning 😃

#throwbackthursday to Summer 2014 and to date my favorite console table.

This afternoon I’m getting the workshop ready for a two-day console table making class that starts tomorrow morning 😃

30/06/2021

Here’s Martyn with his oak cutlers stool made today during a Taster Course 😃

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Here’s Martyn with his oak cutlers stool made today during a Taster Course 😃

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

21/06/2021

New batch of rolling pins underway, the existing mini and large rolling pins are being joined by a new medium version!

New batch of rolling pins underway, the existing mini and large rolling pins are being joined by a new medium version!

19/06/2021

Here’s Dan with his oak cutlers stool made today during a Taster Course 😃

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Here’s Dan with his oak cutlers stool made today during a Taster Course 😃

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

17/06/2021

Freshly finished and now on its way up to North Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

This Stable Stool has been finished with Osmo raw oil 😃

Photos from David Stephenson Bespoke Furniture Hampshire's post 14/06/2021

Here’s Rod with his Arts and Crafts inspired oak table, the results of two days in the workshop on a Project Course last week!

https://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/courses.html

13/06/2021

Here’s Paul with the Ash cutlers stool he made yesterday on a taster day course 😀

http://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

Here’s Paul with the Ash cutlers stool he made yesterday on a taster day course 😀

http://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/one-day-taster-course.html

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Time for elevenses 🍪🐶 #workshopdogwednesday
Happy #internationaldogday and #workshopdogwednesday from Mr Monty 🐶
Patience Monty, people will be back to visit you again someday soon 🐶 #workshopdogwednesday
Another busy day a work... #workshopdogwednesday 🐶
Hard work being a workshop dog 🙄 #workshopdogwednesdayhttp://www.stephenson-furniture.co.uk/meet-the-workshop-dog.html
Here’s hoping you’re as excited about bouncing into 2020 as Monty is! 🤣Happy New Year everyone 🥳
Busy supervising from the sofa... #workshopdogwednesday
Hard at work on the look out for visitors/customers 🐶 #workshopdogwednesday
Starts first time 👍 perfect weather for a trip out in Ducky the Morris Minor ( Ducky the Morris Minor )
Too hot for Monty to play so out comes the fan 😎
An early #workshopdogwednesday as he won’t be in the workshop tomorrow!
This pretty much sums up how I’ll be spending most of my day today! Planing beech parts that will make up the legs and f...

Location

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Free standing furniture designed and made to order. Tables, cabinets, seating, boxes and homewares

Telephone

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7 The Fairground Craft And Design Centre
Andover
SP11 0QN

General information

Bespoke Handcrafted Furniture. Furniture Restoration & Polishing French Polishing Tuition Workshop opening times vary please phone or email to make a prior appointment to avoid disapointment.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
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