John Purcell of Out of the Woods creates bespoke, handcrafted furniture designed to enhance your interior spaces. John strives to make furniture that works with the wood to bring out its natural grain, making each piece unique and individual.

Out of the Woods has been making furniture for homes, holiday lets, cafes and bars for over 35 years.  Our furniture not only provides functionality, but also creates a statement that impresses all who see it.

The workshop is located at Holme Mills Industrial Estate, Carnforth, having previously been based in Staveley’s Mill Yard, Cumbria for over 18 years. Please feel free to call John to discuss any furniture requirements you may have.

John has made a range of furniture for the opening of Stove restaurant and the results are fantastic. Guests regularly comment on the stunning items. It has been a pleasure working with John throughout the project with his relaxed way, fantastic creativity and his undoubtable skill which has resulted in many stunning pieces.
— Langdale Estates, Dan Visser Director Sales & Marketing

We have worked for various clients including The Langdale's Stove Restaurant & Brimstone Hotel, Hawkshead Brewery, Wilfs Cafe, Low Sizergh Barn Tea Room, Monkhouse Hill Holiday Cottages and many others throughout the years. 

Where to Find Us 


If you would like to come to the workshop and speak to John about any furniture ideas, please telephone first to arrange an appointment. 

Unit 2, Holme Mills Industrial Estate,
Holme, Carnforth, Lancashire. LA6 1RD

Workshop 01524 782967
Mobile 07788474882