Roger Whitfield - furniture


From about 1986 to 2018 I designed and made wooden furniture which was commissioned / bought by people mainly within the UK but occasionally from overseas.

My practice was based on the use of native and other temperate hardwoods, and on explicit wooden jointing methods. Practicality and good proportions were both key considerations. I also produced bespoke joinery.

I no longer have a workshop, but here are some work examples:


Ladderback chair assembly (yew wood).

Ladderback chair construction detail (yew wood).

Ladderback chairs in oak and yew.

Study table (desk) in ash-wood.

Ash study table - structure.

Dining table and chairs in native ash.

Board-back chairs in oak.

Burry sycamore.

Cantilever chair parts on the bench.

Cantilever chairs in ash wood.

Informal sideboard, elm wood.

Elm sideboard detail.

Ash-wood easy rocker (one of my earliest chair designs).

Slant-leg chairs in oak.

Commissioned slant-leg chair variant.

Sycamore table detail.

Writing table in progress (yew wood).

Writing table completed.

Yew dining table, from a log I bought in Cumbria.

Replacement double-hung sash window in a grade 2 listed building, Shropshire.

External joinery in Douglas fir for a new-build in Suffolk.