Meet the Sherwood Range – Handcrafted, British furniture - Liv's

Sherwood’s Journey – From Trees To Tables. Beautiful Handcrafted British Furniture.

Made from sustainable Canadian pine, our Sherwood range is Handcrafted, British Furniture and perfect for any family home.

Every night we sit at our tables with candles and family, but how much do we every pay attention to the table ? Despite it looking good there is so much to furniture that we have never really given a lot of thought too. So, in this blog we will let you in the story of how our Sherwood range, starts as trees and ends up being perfectly handcrafted British Furniture.

Where It Begins

The timber starts its life in the wilds of eastern Canada before it is brought across to the Uk. The forests there are run sustainably; foresters are selective over which trees are felled, only certain trees are chosen in order for the forest’s growth and expansion to be as natural as possible.

For the Canadian pine, also known as Eastern White pine, these extensive forests provide the perfect conditions. Temperatures in Quebec can reach approximately -20°C in winter, this cold climate allows the pine to grow much slower than more conventional pines. The chilly nights enable the pine’s properties to change, the wood develops and it acts like a traditional hardwood. The slower and steadier rate of growth allows the grain to straighten out, increasing the wood’s stability and allowing it to stand the test of time.

When It Arrives in the UK – Lets Get Building!

The Canadian pine arrives in the UK and our Sherwood collection begins its journey right in the heart of Lincolnshire. Here, at a family-run business and workshop, a skilled team of carpenters bring this timber to life. Their bespoke manufacturing service relies on traditional methods and modern tools. Drawers are finished with dovetail joints, ensuring durability and quality in the smallest of details. Each piece receives time and skill in order to create a piece of furniture which is unique for you.

Once the timber arrives at the workshop, it is assembled and built to each individual specification. Whether you desire a smooth, light finish, or a rougher texture, each piece is hand-crafted to achieve your vision. The Canadian pine’s rich, ‘honeyed’ sheen gives the most natural of finishes a desirable edge.

When the furniture is assembled each piece is waxed by hand to ensure the best possible standard. Our Sherwood range is available in a natural, smooth finish, or a deep brown wax.

Each piece is waxed and finished by hand.

Getting Those Desired Imperfections

The beauty of Canadian pine lies in the unique nuances in every piece of timber. The pine is still traditionally hewn using British band saws, as well as circular saws. This is a rough method of felling that results in exposing the wood’s grain, leaving unique marks and bringing the pine to life. Similarly when the timber passes through a table saw, gripper marks can be seen where the teeth leave behind indentations.

All these supposed imperfections are never sanded out and instead they are celebrated. Each sawmark, gripper mark, even each knot adds to the character of the wood. They serve as a visual reminder of the craftsmanship involved in creating such a beautiful piece of furniture.

Furniture That Is Bespoke to Suit Your Needs

We stock a huge variety of types of Sherwood Furniture, from Beds to tables and everything in between. But THE best bit about Sherwood, it can be bespoke! How great is that ! If you need something just a touch smaller, or a tiny bit taller then you can. We also don’t charge anything extra for the service. From one family run independent business to another, we work to ensure you get full and true value for your furniture. It may take a little bit of extra time, but it will be worth it to get the furniture perfect to your needs!

The Sherwood Industrial Sideboard.

We even have the option of metal legs for dining tables and coffee tables in our Sherwood Industrial range. We have carefully chosen metal legs which are finished to an outdoor grade in order to prevent rust, giving you more choice without compromising on quality. Keep checking our website as new designs and options are being added all the time.

We all believe that good quality furniture doesn’t have to be expensive and with the bespoke nature of our Sherwood range, there really is something for everyone. The Sherwood furniture range is a durable, crafted collection which is built to grow and evolve with your family. 

If you fancy any of our pieces of lovely Sherwood Range please look at our range on the website. If you would like a free, no-oblication quote please call in store on 0121 709 4636 or email us at We are always more than happy to help design your new ideas.

Lots of Love Team Liv’s x


April 03, 2021 — Michael Cole