David Chambers


David Chambers was born in Dorset but spent his formative years in the north of England, and even then he was happiest outdoors in the forest where his father was the head forester on a large estate. In his teens and early twenties he was a dedicated climber visiting the mountains of North Wales, The Lakes, Scotland and the French Alps.

He studied Physical Education at St Luke's College in Exeter where he played rugby for St Luke's and Exeter Chiefs. His love of outdoor pursuits led him on many canoe expeditions at sea, circumnavigating the South West of England, Southern Ireland and areas of the Scottish coastline. In winter he climbed in Scotland and in summer he spent his holidays in Chamonix.

After college he took up a post at The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis where he continues to teach. His outdoor pursuits gave way to restoring his first home, where he taught himself all the necessary house building skills, using oak as the wood of choice to restore the house to its former glory. He began restoring some family furniture made by his grandfather who was a master craftsman. The second home he built is again a testament to his love of wood and natural materials.

With major house building projects finished David turned to furniture design and making, this he does using a variety of native woods although oak remains his favoured wood. He enjoys the challenge of making commissioned pieces of furniture and is always happy to discuss personal requirements.

David's furniture is best cared for by wiping with a damp cloth and buffing dry. A good quality furniture wax may also be used.

Tel:- 01297 678686
email:- davidandjuliek@yahoo.co.uk