About Mark Laycock

Told at school he would never make a woodworker regardless of his enthusiasm Mark studied music.

In the early 1990’s Mark re-discovered his passion for woodwork and began woodturning as a hobby this led him to go into business with a friend running a timber merchants. The business ran a Sawmill converting trees into usable timber, supplying cabinetmakers, woodworkers and colleges throughout Northern England.

During this period Mark taught himself some basic woodworking skills to enable him to make furniture for his home using the stunning array of unusual timbers he came across in his work. These early pieces inspired him to improve his skills and take on small projects for friends and family.

In 2003 Mark and his wife decided to move to Robin Hood’s Bay where he opened a workshop making small furniture items and wooden gifts.

Over the last 11 years Mark has honed his skills and now accepts commissions for projects large and small with clients throughout the UK and Europe.

He is continually hunting for unusual and intriguing English timbers and over the years has amassed a fantastic collection.


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