About Bespoak Designs

Bespoak Designs began in 2005 when, as a student, I began hand-carving personalised oak house signs during the holidays. I created a workshop in a derelict pig sty on our family farm in Devon, and took orders at local agricultural shows.

The products were popular and demand was strong - so after graduating from university I chose to return to Devon and commit myself full-time to growing the business. And, thanks to hard work and happy customers, Bespoak Designs has thrived.

As well as our traditional oak house signs, we now offer durable engraved slate signs, and stylish oak and slate combinations. We also create made-to-measure wooden gates, watertight wooden post boxes, oak bollards, oak planters and wooden window boxes.

Our products are not mass produced, or sub-contracted. Each one is unique and hand made with care, right here on the farm.

Because we give each product our personal attention, we can ensure everything we make is of first-class quality and workmanship.

We choose our timber carefully, and ensure products are treated to enhance their longevity (see our Terms page for more details).

As for our happy customers, their testimonials say it all.

Our customer base has expanded; and while you’ll still find us at the local agricultural shows, we also now exhibit at events across the UK, such as the Burghley Horse Trials and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

We hope you’ll be inspired by the many examples you’ll find on this website – but if you don’t see exactly what you want, please get in touch to see how we can create a bespoke timber product for you.

Merv Down

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