Our Woodwork Projects
We are proud to be working in partnership with Canterbury City Council and Serco on a new and exciting sustainability scheme.
Occasionally, a tree must be felled in one of the Canterbury City Council owned parks or gardens. When this happens, a machine called a Woodmizer is used to cut and plank the large tree trunks into different thicknesses and sizes. At the Fifth Trust, the tree is crafted into wood furniture by skilled carpenters working alongside students in the day centre. Handmade items such as picnic tables and benches, or other bespoke products are created, giving the tree a new lease of life.
Picnic tables and benches that are made at The Fifth Trust are put back into the Canterbury City Council owned parks and gardens for members of the public to use and enjoy. This sustainability scheme is a great way to recycle wood that, until recently, has only had firewood value. Our involvement as a day centre is to create a new activity for the students who attend each day, as students are involved in the project from start to finish. Students are given the opportunity to work with the wood; sanding, staining, and then helping to deliver the product when completed. All profits received by the Fifth Trust are used to enhance the facilities offered to adults with learning disabilities and who attend each day.
Order our Woodwork Products
The furniture produced as a result of this sustainability scheme is now available to the public to order.
Customers can come along to our workshop and speak to one of our skilled carpenters. Bespoke handcrafted items can also be requested, such as kitchen tables, benches, stools, garden furniture, chopping boards, and much more. Wood can also be sourced to meet your exact specifications and requirements and we are happy to discuss this with you either in person, over the phone, or via email.
A selection of our Woodwork Products
Tables and Benches
Many other handcrafted wooden products also available.
What do our customers think?
“The man in charge was polite and very helpful ”
"I took delivery of two loads of logs yesterday and just wanted to pass on my thanks for the service received. The man in charge was polite and very helpful and the three men working with him worked methodically offloading the logs. It is commendable that you provide adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to gain employment and on the evidence I have seen it's a win-win situation for all envolved. The logs I ordered will last through to next winter but I will definately use the services you provide when more are required." ......
Nets of barn stored seasoned logs
Unseasoned logs bulk bag
Barn stored seasoned logs
Kiln Dried Oak (1 cubic metre)
£5.50 per net or 3 for £15.50