David Saltmarsh is a chair maker living and working in West Dorset on his family smallholding, Fivepenny Farm.

He started off making straight copies of traditional Windsor chairs, and although his chairs have evolved somewhat he still aspires to the old styles and techniques. Power tool use is kept to a minimum and the machinery that he does use is powered by wind and solar energy.

The finished result is a hand-crafted chair that takes many hours to build and will last for generations.

Find out how he uses traditional techniques to make his chairs here



Fivepenny Farm, Spence Lane, Wootton Fitzpaine, Charmouth


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