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Tables, Chairs and Stools

I get a real thrill from designing and making original pieces of furniture whether it be as a commission, for an exhibition or just for the sheer hell, joy and pleasure of designing and making.


The starting point of all my designs is to accurately determine and evaluate the brief, the requirements of the piece and it’s associated form and function. The fundamental key to all of my original work is to maintain the integrity, honesty and simplicity of the design using, where possible the timbers natural grain patterns as the decorative element of the piece and using curves, bevels and angled cuts to maximize the exposure of the grain.


In my current work I’m investigating the exposure of the grain further by the application of colour to enhance the natural grain patterns.

Laminated ash bar stool by Howard Lu

A bar stool created by laminating profiled sections of Ash together, the flowing lines emphasize the natural grain of the timber

Offertory Table

An offertory table commissioned for St. James Church, Alveston near Stratford-upon-Avon

A kidney table hand by Howard Lucas

Kidney Shaped Side / Coffee Table A strikingly simple bespoke shaker style table with a 25mm Ash top with four turned splayed legs. Each of the legs has been turned to have subtly different shape which adds interest, each leg has a 20mm diameter turned circular tenon which is mortised through the table top and wedged from the face with an Oak wedge to create a distinctive appearance to the kidney shaped top.

Oak Side Table

A very simple Oak Side Table with turned splayed legs

Slab end table

A slab end table

Laminated oak arm chair

A laminated oak arm chair

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