Monday 5 March 2012

Dansel Gallery

Yesterday I took some more stock of both furniture and tools to the Dansel Gallery in Abbotsbury, Dorset. It is a very picturesque village with the freehold for every building owned by one woman who makes sure everything new and old is kept in the same style. It is also home to the largest swanery in europe and half a mile from a glorious unspoilt sandy beach. All in all well worth a visit!

Heres a shot of the outside of the gallery which has been going for more than 20 years and is exclusively for hand made wooden products, very unusual.

Here is one of the pieces I took down, an oak chest with book matched spalted beech panels.


  1. Beautiful oak chest, David. What did you use for the feet and the lift on the lid?

    I wish Abbotsbury was closer. Are all the wooden things in the gallery made in UK?

  2. Hi Rob, The feet and handle are African Blackwood which matches the black spalted lines in the beech. Yes everything in the gallery is hand made in the UK. All the best, David.