|The workshop is situated
in the small picturesque village of Stoke Rochford,
just south of Grantham in Lincolnshire.
After 20 years as an engineer,
Paul Procter’s life-long fascination for
wood, and an interest in design, led him to take
up woodturning as a full-time occupation in 1989.
Paul is self-taught and like
many woodturners obtained information on the basic
techniques from the many books and articles written
on the subject, developing his own style along
He chooses wood with a variety
of natural colour and interesting grain patterns
to give each piece a unique identity. Burr elm,
oak and yew are ideal raw materials.
More than 20 different species
of native timber are used, including apple, ash,
spalted beech, cherry, elm, oak, walnut and yew.
These are obtained from local estates as thinnings
and storm-damaged timber, and from sawmills as
mature harvested trees.
A small amount of exotic wood
from countries such as Australia and Cameroon
is used to add interest and vivid colour. All
the wood is obtained from ecologically sound sources.
In addition to the products
to be found on this web site we also undertake
commissions for businesses and private customers.
These are widely varied and include joinery and
furniture parts, architectural turnings and prototype
Furniture restoration started
off as a fill-in for quiet periods, but has now
established itself as a significant part of the
Our philosophy is to produce
top quality work at a fair price and our reputation
has been built upon this and the high standard
of our customer service.
- Lamps are made from solid wood
with a wide diameter base for stability.
- Most lamps are made to order,
so you can specify different woods, sizes, or
- Lamps can be supplied in pairs.
- All lamps are fully wired and
this includes a top quality switched brass lampholder,
gold flex and plug.
- Lamps are finished with either
Danish oil, shellac sanding sealer or wax polish,
whichever is appropriate. The final coat is always
wax, applied by hand to give that unmistakable
feel to the wood.
- Customers can specify the type
- Natural finish - the above
finishes are applied on unstained wood to enhance
the natural colour.
- Antique finish - the wood is
lightly stained to achieve a mellow appearance.
- Most lamps can be supplied
in Acrylic Primer ready for you to apply your
own paint finish, if you prefer.