My apprenticeship as a carpenter and joiner began when I was 18 years old when I decided to work with my father in his small joinery business. Dad had been a chippie for over 20 years, but I had never dreamt that I was to follow in his footsteps.I soon came to appreciate the creativity and artistry that producing something from a piece of wood demands. I found myself endlessly curious as to how things were made as I looked at the world through new eyes. I became eager to produce good quality work and felt an enormous sense of satisfaction at having transformed an ordinary piece of wood into something beautiful, functional and practical. My love affair with wood was born!
With 20 years’ experience behind me, I set up Purdom’s Bespoke Furniture with a view to moving away from general carpentry and growing a small team in order to pursue my passion and specialise in what I love. What drives me is the challenge to produce unique, beautiful items of furniture of the highest quality. I love giving clients something that is tailor-made to their own functional needs and individual style.”