Monkeywood is an independent company set in the heart of North Oxfordshire. We combines master joinery and cabinet making to create bespoke designs for even the most challenging of spaces. Built on a passion for quality and outstanding finished products. Monkeywoods handmade and truly bespoke approach means that any ideas and designs can be brought to life.
This is founder, Tom Coleman’s story . . . . .
My passion for woodwork started at a young age. Growing up in the Oxfordshire countryside I was encouraged to take up a hobby. At this time Kitchens were not high on my priorities but I was happy making small wooden toys.
Wood turning was my next big passion – I guess you could say its in my blood with this also being a passion of my grandfathers. The picture to the left was my GCSE project
After school I completed a 3 year apprenticeship at a kitchen and cabinet making company in Banbury. At 19 I decided to take out a loan and buy a 57ft narrow boat hull and set about fitting it out.
The boat took me 2 and a half years to complete, mainly working weekends and evenings. After selling the boat i had the opportunity to invest in the machinery I needed to start my own business.