Eat Sleep Live
Love your furniture...
Reclaimed Wood Furniture, Rustic, Solid & Handmade in the UK
“Friends are the family you choose.”
Great friends are reliable and loyal. They are unique and we love them. They are always there when we need them.
We believe furniture shouldn’t be “here today, gone tomorrow”. It should be lovingly crafted to last a lifetime.
Much like a great friend, it becomes part of the family.
This is how we view furniture.
FOUNDED IN 2004
Eat Sleep Live was founded in 2004 by Mark Godsell-Fletcher. Driven by a lack of high quality furniture to rival the mass produced alternatives, Mark saw the need for a more personal approach to creating unique furniture that will last a lifetime.
His first design was the Hudson dining table, hand-crafted from solid British reclaimed wood in a timeless design that is still going strong today. Seeing the incredible journey this beautiful wood had been on, a passion to give it a new lease of life was born.
PASSIONATE SKILLED CRAFTSMAN
Eat Sleep Live now has several collections and an enthusiastic team of passionate skilled craftsman who ensure every piece is given the same care and attention as that very first piece.
Our handmade wooden furniture starts its journey many years before it arrives in your home. We source our solid wood from beautiful, historic buildings all over the UK. Some recent examples of the heritage sites we have extracted our wood from include the recent Kings Cross re-developments in London, a Victorian manor house in Yorkshire, several old mills and schoolhouses, and an 18th century brewery in Burton on Trent, to name but a few! The average age of our reclaimed wood is between one and two hundred years and its natural character comes through in every individual piece of luxury rustic furniture - each beam has its own history and story to tell.
THE JOURNEY OF OUR RECLAIMED WOOD...
Each beautiful reclaimed beam has a spectacular story of survival and restoration...
STILL STANDING PROUD
Hundreds of years ago, only mature trees were used in buildings across Britain. Long after the buildings started to crumble, these timeless beams still stood proud, waiting to be carefully extracted to start a new life in stylish bedrooms and living rooms and to become loved again - this time in the form of beautiful rustic furniture.
TREATING THE WOOD RIGHT
Using time-honoured techniques, we painstakingly de-nail, prepare and sand each wooden beam by hand, ensuring it keeps its natural character before it is ready to be lovingly handcrafted into our unique furniture. The beauty of reclaimed solid wood is in its exposed fibers and rough natural look which we preserve by using only transparent finishes, that do not hide the natural beauty of the wood.
LASTS A LIFETIME
When it's taken shape, it’s time for our passionate craftsman to wax each piece by hand and add the finishing touches to ensure it lasts a lifetime. Our reclaimed wood won’t weaken as it’s been already proven over the years. This chunky timber will only get better with the passing of time.
BEING SUSTAINABLE WITH RECLAIMED WOOD
Though any wood is considered to be a sustainable material, it still takes many years to grow a tree. Re-using the wood that was cut many years ago and has been in use in a previous life is a great way to stay sustainable with your furniture choices.
A NEW CHAPTER
Finally, our skilled team carefully deliver your new reclaimed wood furniture straight to your home to begin a new chapter of its life.
What a journey!
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