Matthew Chalk runs Blackstone Chalk Furniture in Dunbridge Hampshire.
After studying Furniture Making & Design at Chichester College. I went onto start my own business in 2011, which was driven by my love of Rustic and Reclaimed Wood.
I make individual pieces of Rustic Furniture that are often made from historic and ancient Timber. I also work closely with customers to create commision pieces.
My Furniture is made & finished in a natural manner, working with the character of the Wood.
A Coffee Table will have lovely organic curved edges with knots and Burrs throughout the wood.
Rustic Chairs can be made using Reclaimed River Boards & Weathered Oak Beams.
Chest Boxes are crafted using Cedar of Lebanon which has a long lasting sweet scent, and Ancient Elm lids.
I often incorporate Antique metal work into my Furniture making. A customer might want a Bespoke Dining Table with an old machine base, or an Industrial Bookcase with a salvaged Cast Iron frame.
None of my work is mass-produced, and every piece is made to last a lifetime.
To discuss a commission or to visit my showrooms then please get in touch by phone or email.