FROM WORKSHOP
TO HOME.

Come behind the scenes.

WE BUILD FURNITURE FOR LIFE.

Sustainable furniture, thoughtfully designed and traditionally handmade in solid wood, to sit happily in your home, at the centre of family life. Be it a sturdy table for Sunday lunch or a hardworking coffee table to rest your feet on at the end of the day. Made in Derbyshire at our family-run workshop, we take the time to craft each piece so that it lasts as long as the memories you make upon it.

THE HEART OF DERBYSHIRE

Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales near the spa town of Matlock, the Willen Rose workshop is home to a working collection of vintage woodworking machines. Run by husband and wife team David and Sharne alongside a close-knit band of passionate suppliers and makers. We make our furniture locally here in the Peak District and deliver nationwide.

OWNER MAKER DAVID

Owner maker David has over 30 years of expertise in the furniture industry, using traditional techniques to build beds, tables and storage pieces at his Derbyshire workshop using sustainable pine, oak, ash and reclaimed wood alongside British fabricated steel, giving each design a unique aesthetic. 

HANDPICKED
TIMBER.

We use a traditional build starting with seasoned timber of less than 10% moisture, which we handpick from trusted suppliers who we have used for decades. 

A LIFE IN FURNITURE

"I have over 30 years of experience in the furniture industry and never tire of the beauty of wood. I am passionate about every aspect of the process, from sourcing timber at the merchant's yard to perfecting the range of finishes we offer. Some might call me obsessive about my work, and I tend to agree! Especially when it comes to sanding, I always go the extra grade to ensure each peice truly stands out."

David Willen Castle | Founder

OBSESSION

SANDED & OILED

Made with solid character grade oak and Canadian Timber with all the knots and shakes in the wood on show giving each piece of furniture lots of interest, sanded to perfection and finished with 3 coats of hard-wax oil.

VINTAGE PASSION

As passionate furniture makers we keep traditional making at the heart of what we do, our ever growing collection of vintage woodwork machinery such as this Wadkin are used daily to create our collection of solid wood furniture.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you order a piece of solid wood furniture from us you’ll wait around 6-12 weeks for a handmade piece that will last for years. We use a traditional 6-step build starting with seasoned timber which we handpick from trusted suppliers who we have used for decades. Working with industry friends and like-minded makers that align with the Willen Rose ethos both in the UK and Europe, David draws upon years of connections to add more complex items to the range, such as handcrafted beds and drawers. 

WORKSHOP SAMPLES

MAKE UP YOUR MIND

We don't do things by halves and that includes the Willen Rose sample service. When you order a sample from us, expect a proper slab of the actual timber used to make your furniture. Cut and hand-finished at our Derbyshire workshop.

HANDMADE

Owner and maker David has over 30 years of expertise using traditional techniques at his Derbyshire workshop. Using a traditional 6-step build starting with seasoned timber of less than 10% moisture.

Head to our workshop page to read more about our processes and build.

FREE SAMPLES

Willen Rose sample packs are designed to give you an accurate representation of our timber quality, wood colour and finish. Unlike other furniture brands our samples won't fit through your letter box (yes they are that big!) so make sure you choose a safe place during checkout for the courier to leave it.

SUSTAINABLE

We use FSC sustainable timber to create thoughtfully designed furniture which will sit at the heart of your home.

With the dawning climate crisis perpetuated by consumerism, we aim to take things a little slower, to make quality items that last longer reduce the need to buy again, and ease the strain on the planet's precious resources. 

Our Home
To Yours.

Join our family as we bring a piece of our home, to yours. 

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workshop

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Unit 17 Brookfield Ind Estate, Tansley, Derbyshire, DE4 5ND

Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 17:00pm