Beam Designs was founded by Nathan & Sarah in Autumn 2014.
We are based on the edge of the beautiful Pennines in County Durham, where we design and make a growing range of products from personalised wooden gifts and homeware to retail display stands and craft supplies. We take great pride in our work, ensuring only the best materials go into our products before they are hand finished to perfection to be enjoyed by our customers from all over the world.
Our adventure began with the purchase of our trusty laser machine which was set up in the dining room. Through word of mouth, we quickly discovered lots of local markets and craft fairs where we could sell our designs and gain valuable customer feedback about our products to start developing our most popular ranges. Within a few months the stock, materials and tools began taking over our home and we needed to find a place to set up a workshop to enable us to work more efficiently.
Since moving to our workshop we haven’t looked back, and have built up our website in addition to our other online marketplaces which supports us and our young family. We feel incredibly lucky to be doing what we love and have so much passion for, and we are grateful to every one of our customers who have supported our small business and helped us to grow.
All of our hardwood products are made from furniture grade kiln dried European Oak.
We hand pick our oak from our local sawmill in the form of 3 metre long slabs (Boules),
then we rough cut these slabs into manageable sizes so we can then plane them to size ready to be
made into anything from desk organisers to display stands.
All of our laser cut products are made from caramelised solid bamboo sheets.
The bamboo is steamed to give the it a richer color and enhance the natural grain pattern.
Although the bamboo species is formally not a wood but a grass, it has excellent “hardwood like” characteristics.
It is very light and durable, and is also eco friendly due to its fast growing nature.