The Quartersawn Oak Company was set up and is still run by Austin Neves. Austin is a time served Cabinet Maker trained in the South East of England durin the 1980s by the likes of The Norfolk Furniture company and Titchmarsh and Goodwin, in the early 1990s Austin spent his weekends driving North to his Family home to build the workshop where we are still based today. From here all manor of quality furniture, architectural joinery and antique restoration works were taken on.
It was while restoring a Bramall Hall banqueting table designed by Pugin made by Crece (a cabinet maker from the Stockport area) that Austin realised every part of the table construction, even the unseen sliding mechanisms, were Quarter Sawn! It made sense to keep stability in mind when making a fantastic piece of furniture, and a decision was made to purchase a saw mill.
In 2010 another decision was made to sell some of our oak to the public… and so we started up the Quarter Sawn Oak Company!
Austin and Dan select, cut and prepare the timber as well as carry out joinery and cabinetry work in the workshop.