TheDancingWoodman

Handmade Furniture and Home Decor

Southampton, England

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    UPDATE- 10/6/21

We have decided to start incorporating new timbers into our pieces. Our key lines are now updated with kiln dried redwood which still has that same great rustic look and feel, yet more solid to work with.

We’ve also included some new product updates with more choices available when you order your desk/table.

Whilst we still love reclaimed scaffold boards, we just wanted to work with something more solid and easier to work with. We will still be using reclaimed scaffold boards for some of our pieces, and as a compromise for using less of these we will be donating each month to The National Trust to plant more trees.

All existing orders in these lines will of course still be used with reclaimed scaffold boards.

Announcement

Last updated on 10 Jun, 2021

UPDATE- 10/6/21

We have decided to start incorporating new timbers into our pieces. Our key lines are now updated with kiln dried redwood which still has that same great rustic look and feel, yet more solid to work with.

We’ve also included some new product updates with more choices available when you order your desk/table.

Whilst we still love reclaimed scaffold boards, we just wanted to work with something more solid and easier to work with. We will still be using reclaimed scaffold boards for some of our pieces, and as a compromise for using less of these we will be donating each month to The National Trust to plant more trees.

All existing orders in these lines will of course still be used with reclaimed scaffold boards.

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Aaron Holloway-Jenks

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Aaron Holloway-Jenks

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(300)

About TheDancingWoodman

Sales 1,666
On Etsy since 2018

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view our shop!

I started The Dancing Woodman in the beginning of 2018 as I really wanted a rustic TV unit and thought I could have a go at making one myself. Armed with just a Black and Decker palm sander at the time I set about the task! I really enjoyed making it and after the posting it on my own social media and receiving a lot of positive comments, I thought I would make more things, and it progressed from there…

I initially started this as a hobby alongside full time work, a 12 year career in retail management. Making things in my garden shed when I had the time!
The passion for this got the better of me, as I love what I do so I decided to take the jump and do this full time as a career from January 2020.

Since then the business has grown, moving from the shed and now into my second workshop in the space of 6 months, shipping all over the UK and internationally including the US. We are a small team based in Botley, just outside of Southampton, UK.

We make a variety of pieces from desks, tables, benches, coffee tables to small items such as bath caddies and trays. We make unique custom pieces too and specialise in rustic pieces from materials that are reclaimed and locally sourced. We like to ensure that each item of furniture that we make is as individual as the next and no two pieces are the same, giving a sense of strong uniquenes.

Please message us for bespoke, made to measure items that you would like. We are always looking for a new challenge so if you have an idea that you would like me to make then please feel free to contact.
The time we need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual item or contact us 🕺🏼

Shop members

  • Aaron Holloway-Jenks

    Owner, Customer Service, Maker

    Hi! Im the one who you sometimes speak to (as well as Lynn) on here! I cannot dance. (does the side step count?!)

  • Lynn

    Customer Service, Dispatcher

    Lynn is the chief logistical expert booking in your parcels with our courier. Lynn also answers some of your messages and sends updates alongside Aaron. Provides the workshop regularly with treats :)

  • Les

    Logistics/Staining

    Les has been with us on a part time basis since October 2020, but now is with us full time from April 2021! A background with paint mixing, he's a bit of a dab hand when it comes to staining our pieces to a high standard!

Production partners

  • The Hairpin Leg Company

    Malmesbury, England

    Production of legs for our desks.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 16 Mar, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How will my desk/table be able to get into my house/flat?

We send the legs separate to any table/desk orders. Everything is sent flat packed to make it logistically safer and more importantly, to make easier to get into its new home.

Are the legs easy to assemble?

Yes absolutely. We pre drill holes on the underside of any desk and table orders and clearly mark where screws should be inserted. Screws will be supplied with the legs too.

Care instructions

Our furniture is coated and stained in environmentally friendly oil wax. It is water resistant, wipe clean and can be cared with regular furniture polish. For further care, we recommend using maintenance cleaner every 6 months

Do you make custom pieces?

Yes absolutely! We love making custom orders and are always looking for a new challenge!
Feel free to send us a message along with any dimensions and pictures of inspiration and we will look into a personalised quote for you.

What are your lead times?

Lead times are stated on each product listing. Generally, larger items such as desks, bookcases and dining tables will take longer to build and require longer lead times. This can fluctuate depending on our workload but can be anywhere from 4 weeks onwards. Smaller items such as caddies and trays do not take as long and can be dispatched from a week onwards. Please check on the listing for an up to date lead time.

Do you ship outside of the UK?

Yes, we can ship internationally. To enquire please get in touch with us with what you are after and we can get back to you with a personalised shipping quote.

Why doesn't my product look exactly the same as the picture in the listing?

Because our wood is reclaimed, it's not an exact science. Different wood reacts differently to the oil, and each piece is different to the next. That's what we love! If you're after an exact colour match, rustic furniture might not be for you.

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