Marcher Furniture is a company exhibiting the work of the British Designer Harry Corder Greaves. Having graduated as a furniture maker with distinction from Leeds College of Art Harry continued his training working in Stewart Linford's traditional High Wycombe cabinet workshop. He later worked alone on high quality bespoke commissions out of the Bucks New University workshops.
Now continuing to practice at Silverlining furniture, Wrexham, his aim is to take his personal work to the next level.

Friday, 26 December 2014

This bookcase was designed to exactly meet the clients needs. Housing the books CDs and stereo they already had. The solid Oak construction adds to the warm feeling of the room and gives the piece as a whole its solid and classy character.


Gate at the Garth Community Garden

This gate is for a project that is close to my heart. The Garth Community Garden, was pioneered by Judith Wright in 2008. Since then, along with the help of volunteers, this site has been transformed from a marginal, Gorse covered hillside into a hugely productive, fertile garden. Providing food to local shops and a haven for biodiversity and people alike. 

The gate is made from Oak, cleft Oak being woven to form the panels. It's an honour to have a piece of my work at a project such as this and the Robin seems to like it too!

Jude and her fiend the Robin

Monday, 9 September 2013

The Merionethshire coffee table, designed and constructed this summer, is made with Welsh slate from the Merionethshire mountains. The curves in the Oak add visual interest while the thick rails and deep mouldings insure a clean and classic aesthetic.

Friday, 26 July 2013

This is the Meditation chair mark two with matching foot stool.
A new piece for the collection it comes in solid Oak with leather upholstery.

"This new model takes my steam bending to the next level. The curves utilise the natural strength inherent in the timber. This combined with the traditional hand crafted joinery makes this a durable stylish piece that would fit beautifully in a study, conservatory or lounge."

The chair is 750mm high, 750mm wide and 600mm deep

The stool measures 460mm high and is 300mm in diameter.

Monday, 29 April 2013

The brief for this project was to create an arts and crafts style sideboard with an oriental flavour.

The client's home is an Oak framed building with beautiful detailing and timber throughout. They wanted a hand crafted piece in Oak, that would not only fit in with the period property but also be clear this was a contemporary piece. Craftsmanship is important to them and they wanted this to be the piece the children would fight over when they're gone.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

This three drawer bedside chest is part of a pair. It was made for a new build Arts and Crafts style  house. To complement the existing joinery in the room we used Oak and picked up the same moulding used around the door panels for the plinth and top.

The handles were designed by myself and hand forged by Steve Norris at Red Dog Forge.

The drawers are complete with hand cut dovetails and Cedar of Lebanon drawer bottoms.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

This Arts and Crafts style dresser was hand made for a couple in the Ceiriog Valley. The making of it comprised many different tools and processes. I became interested in the Arts and Crafts after researching the life and work of William Morris (1834 - 1894) His utopian vision was one centred around craftsmanship, the arts and an appreciation for nature. If this dresser could express anything I would hope it would speak of this ideal for a fairer more holistic society.
The dresser is made from ash and oak with traditional joinery used throughout the construction. I was exploring the idea of honesty in a material object

Friday, 17 February 2012

This is the 1.2m Seed of Life table in its new home. It is a larger version than the first, inspired by the work of David Colwell and Stewart Whitehead. It was made with a combination of British and American timber.

Fantastic to see it in such a contemporary and stylish setting.

Monday, 11 April 2011

This is the Seed of Life table.  The geometry of the inlay, which is mirrored below in the form of the steam bent undercarriage, is modelled on the ancient pattern which lends the table its name.
Designed as a breakfast table for a family of three, it would make a beautiful addition to a hallway or lounge. Its timeless quality meaning it would fit into both a traditional or highly contemporary setting.

Monday, 7 February 2011

This piece was constructed to fill in an old window that was now internal. The glass was put in to stop through drafts and the shelves can be accessed from both sides. It was constructed with Oak from the Ceiriog Valley and finished with Danish oil.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

The Bud puts down roots

This is "The Bud" a sculpture designed and made for Thorp Perrow arbouretum. It was a great day installing the piece, the Lord and Lady were really pleased and all the hard work seemed worthwhile. I hope it stands as
a testimony to the beauty of nature for many years to come

Conservatory at Ty Cerrig

On this project I was involved with making the timber frame during the summer of 2009. All the mortices, tennons and lap joints were cut by hand and pegged from the inside. All the rebates and chamfers were done with a circular saw and then cleaned up with a hand plane.

Monday, 1 March 2010

So good it made the papers!

Leeds College of Arts students have a winning way with wood
This is my latest project which was featured in Saturdays Yorkshire evening post. I'm pictured here with Lord and Lady Ropner, who own the arbouretum where the sculpture will stay.
The instilation date for this piece is the 26th of March so stay tuned for pics of the completed work in its final location.