Timberspoke - Reusing old timber to make new items

by Mark Hudson in Treharris, Wales, United Kingdom

Timberspoke - Reusing old timber to make new items

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This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by February 25th 2019 at 12:00pm

I see so much wood being thrown away or burnt. My aim is to take this wood and turn it into beautiful furnishings that will be cherished

by Mark Hudson in Treharris, Wales, United Kingdom

My name is Mark, I have worked in property maintenance for 40 years.

 I have always had a passion for wood, and a love for creating things from old wood that people seem keen to just throw away. I believe in reuse and recycle, if things can be re-purposed and given a new life then this can only help to reduce our carbon footprint. 

My idea is to build a workshop (from wood of course) and to set about making wooden items from mostly old wood (sometimes new will have to be used when required) and for these items to be given pride of place in peoples homes and offices where they can be loved and cherished for many years. 

As business grows my aim is to take on a school leaver to assist me, and I can then train them in this wonderful skill and offer them the opportunity of a career.

I have calculated the costs of getting the workshop up and kitting it out with the machinery needed to produce quality items, and the money raised will do just that, as well as marketing and advertising so people know how to contact me.

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A free small handmade item selected from a range of options that I will provide

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A 5% money off voucher for any item that I produce (or made to order)

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A 50% money off voucher for any item that I produce (or made to order) as well a a free handmade item.


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