IMPORTANT NOTE: The workshop management are currently enjoying an extended holiday (woo! good for them!). As such, you may still place orders, however these will not be actioned until the beginning of February with anticipated manufacture and delivery timescales on the order of 6 to 8 weeks from the beginning of February. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause - but they do deserve a break!
So as well as being Easter weekend, it is also my grandparents 65th Wedding Anniversary! Yes 65th!! So as well as the obligatory card from the Queen, and a family get together, they have also received this week their bespoke furniture for their new living room. Their three pieces comprised a new sideboard and cabinet, phone and lamp table and bespoke CD and Hi-fi storage cabinet! I like to think it speaks volumes about the quality of our furniture when we're delighted to have it in our own homes!
I've put some photos below of the new furniture and my grandma looking pleased as punch with it all!
If you would like some equally amazing bespoke furniture, then please request a quote through our Contact Us page!
2016 see's a bit of change at the workshop! It's time to modernise, move on and leave the old place behind (not just because it's near a river that nearly flooded it out over Christmas).
The old premises has seen hand made furniture made for three generations! It has served them well. But alas it is time to move just up the road. The process is going to take a while - there's that much equipment, tools, bits n bobs! It will no doubt feel like a never ending task.
On the plus side - making the gateleg and drop leaf tables alongside all our other fantastic furniture should get a great deal easier!
A sadly very wet end to 2015. Our thoughts go out to all those in the regions affected by the floods. So far we've been OK but the workshop came very close with the adjacent stream becoming a raging torrent and lapping at the back of the building! A trip down to the workshop was required on boxing day when the automated call from the Environment Agency came through. As much stock was moved as possible, but there wasn't much more that could be done. It should be up and running again in the new year, after a well earned break, assuming that the weather doesn't throw any more surprises our way!
Hopefully 2016 brings a brighter better year for all!
I hate to mention the C word already, but it will be here before you know it! Given all the furniture is hand made, we need time to make it and get it to you before Christmas. Therefore, to guarantee delivery before Christmas you will need to place orders before the end of October! After this time, please contact us prior to making your order if pre-Christmas delivery is a must. We may still be able to accommodate you.
Our gateleg tables are perfect for accommodating a few extra family members at a busy time of the year whilst folding away fantastically small for when you don't need them!
Today is the day of the Barwick-in-Elmet Beer Festival! We've sponsored the beer tokens so you'l see our name when you're topping up your drinks! We'll be there within the hour and very much looking forward to it! Fantastic weather for it too!
A review of beers to follow....
West Yorkshire Furniture are happy to announce our support for the 7th Annual Barwick-in-Elmet beer festival in the 17th of October! We are the sponsoring the event, in particular the beer vouchers! Beer is another passion of mine and I regularly dabble with brewing my own so I look forward to sampling the beers at the festival and supporting the local event!
So if you're attending, keep an eye our for us and our name on the vouchers!
All the proceeds of the event go to the local charity the Barwick-in-Elmet Maypole Trust!
So, 2015 got off to a hectic start and here I am almost a quarter of the year in writing my first article! Whoops!
Well, there's a been a few changes and succession planning at the workshop which, without going into too much detail should be good going forwards, with the previous manager taking a slight change of roll after 40 years at the helm! He's still there to provide his wealth of experience and leadership, but without having to be first there to open up on a morning and stay behind to lock up on a night.
We've moved and are now tucked away in a gorgeous little village east of Leeds looking out over fields and. This process has pretty much kept us occupied for the first quarter of this year as it was far from straightforward. We have the UK's rarest tree in our back garden! A native black poplar - I've named Terrance! It's caused some issues to the foundations of the house.... I'm thinking of making him our new cover image on the website. Terrance could turn out to be a Terri as there are both male and female trees but until we see the seeds in summer we're not going to know.
We'll take good care of Terrance though - he's not going to end up as a gateleg table...ever! I'd end up in jail if he did!
2014 has come and gone in a flash! It doesn't seem like 5 minutes since we were sweeping up the remnants from New Years Eve party 2013.
So, in typical end of year fashion, it's time to reflect on the year that's been. Well we're pleased to announce that 2014 has been our best year to date! We've delivered to and delighted more customers this year than ever before and we're already gearing up for 2015! Our most popular item? Gateleg and Drop Leaf Tables without a doubt! Why? Probably because we're the only place in the UK that makes this style of table and able to make bespoke gateleg and drop leaf tables too!
We've received some fantastic feedback this year and, although we can't put every last bit on the website, we've put some of the kindest words on our Reviews Page. We really do appreciate all the feedback and kind words you provide. Our Facebook Page has also received some lovely reviews and even photographs of their bespoke gateleg table from some very happy customers. Again, the more the merrier over on Facebook!
So we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of this years customers for coming to us! We hope to deal with you and many others again in 2015!
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I should really keep on top of this blog, but all our customers are keeping us plenty busy at the moment! It's that time of year when family and friends come round and the emergency chairs get dusted off! But what about the table? Is it big enough to hold all those turkey roasts and leftovers on boxing day?
Well this is where our gateleg tables can come in handy. They take up next to no room when you're not using them but create a very practical sized table when you open them out!
This brings me to the following update with regards delivery times before Christmas.
To guarantee delivery for Christmas, orders for areas within our standard delivery areas will need to be placed by November 14th. For orders within West Yorkshire you can still place orders until December 1st for Christmas delivery.
That isn't a rigid policy. If we can add you to a delivery run we will do! So there is a possibility we can still deliver to you for Christmas even if you order after November 14th.