Uniqueworks To Make Furniture For Pembroke Castle, Wales

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Uniqueworks are very proud to announce that we have been invited by Pembroke Castle to make bespoke furniture for them. The Castle, birthplace of King Henry Vll and the start of the Tudor Dynasty, is one of the most complete and prestigious castles in Britain. It is situated in the heart of Pembrokeshire and has been described as one of the most interesting places to visit in Wales.

Uniqueworks Handmade Chosen to Make Furniture for Pembroke Castle
Using joinery that would probably have been familiar to the Tudors, we will be creating a new suite of wooden tables and benches for the Castle Cafe, in keeping with the Castle’s heritage. Work has already begun on carefully choosing and seasoning the locally-sourced Welsh oak.
Our Uniqueworks cabinet-maker, Jake Humphries, who trained in furniture-making at Cardigan College in West Wales, and who specialises in using many traditional methods for his work, said ‘We’re really pleased to be working with the Castle on this project. We always love using native Welsh wood and our furniture is crafted quite traditionally, to literally last a lifetime. We’re grateful to Jon Williams, Castle Manager and to the Trustees for inviting us and we hope we will do them proud.’

Uniqueworks to Make Furniture for Pembroke CastlePicture, R-L : Stephanie Smith & Jake Humphries of Uniqueworks with Jon Williams & Gemma Bradfield of Pembroke Castle.

Uniqueworks has a strong connection with the town of Pembroke. Co-founder, Stephanie Smith, said ‘Although our current shop is in Narberth, we first started our business with a tiny shop on Pembroke Main Street, seven years ago. We used to regularly visit the Castle with our children. Now it’s absolutely brilliant to be continuing the connection and to be creating something special for our favourite castle in Wales.’

Uniqueworks have previously created heritage furniture for The Botanic Garden of Wales and were chosen to represent contemporary Welsh craftsmanship with our furniture for the Leaders’ Lounge at the NATO Summit Wales 2014.
Visitors to the Castle will be able to enjoy our new tables and benches in situ, later in 2016.