The Real Wood Furniture Company

Chris Baylis

Chris Baylis, principal of the company, is passionate about his furniture. Catch him in the showrooms and you will discover why! Both Chris and manager James Burrough are involved from the design stage to the final inspection before delivery. Chris has been involved in the antiques trade for more than 25 years and is an acknowledged expert in the field of antique English country chairs.

He founded The Real Wood Furniture Company over 14 years ago specifically to make new furniture. He has drawn on the knowledge, experience and appreciation of good proportion and finish gained over the years to design and specify a complete and complimentary range.

Handcrafted Furniture

The Real Wood Furniture Company work exclusively with ash, oak, cherry and elm, timbers indigenous to these shores, from sustained and managed sources. Wherever possible we use only FSC approved timbers and are proud to be a founder member of "Woodland Heritage", a charity dedicated to increasing the woodland area in the UK.

We have sought out chair and cabinet makers capable of working to our exacting standards and polishers who are masters of the art of distressing and hand finishing. The tightly knit and skilled team understand timber and will help to realise your dreams using many traditional methods passed down from generation to generation of cabinet and chair makers.

Hand planed timber

A major contributor to the unique feel of our furniture is that we very carefully hand plane the surfaces of the timbers, helping to create a natural texture, which our skilled team of polishers can the build upon. They can achieve a wide variety of finishes to suit your taste and individualise your furniture. it is amazing, for instance, how the feel of what may be considered a "traditionally styled" piece of furniture can be changed to something much more "contemporary" by the application of a natural oil and wax finish as opposed to a stained and polished "antique" finish.

You have to see it to appreciate it.

Please Note:

We trade only from our premises in Woodstock. We have no agents or representatives working on our behalf in any other territories.

Any communication you might have received, purporting to be from ourselves, regarding job offers, representation etc is part of a "scam" and should be ignored. The only legitimate e mail address of The Real Wood Furniture Company is