Handmade Wooden Furniture
Sjouke Minkema has been designing and crafting unique wooden kitchens and furniture for his company HOUT (Dutch for ‘wood’) since he moved here from the Netherlands to set up a workshop and office more than 12 years ago in Holme, on the Cumbria/Lancashire border. The company has grown over time to incorporate several employees (including Sjouke’s English wife) in order to meet the increasing demand for his work from private and commercial clients.
Every uniquely designed piece of work is entirely handmade, assembled, finished and installed by HOUT’s craftsmen using English hardwoods together with materials and hardware chosen specifically for their beauty, perfect function and minimal ethical carbon footprint.
With a love of clean, fresh, linear lines, aesthetic minimalism and perfect function, HOUT’s furniture is designed to enhance lives and to evoke balance and harmony – whether working, resting, playing or simply living.
HOUT offer a complete service from initial concept through design, crafting and installation. They design and make uniquely for you – always by hand, only to perfection and with each piece, strive to achieve a beautiful end product within a realistic budget.