We want our products to last. It is part of the Blue Swallow Designs philosophy; we hate waste and we hate modern consumerism where items are bought with a limited lifespan or built-in redundancy. They get used, they break or become obsolete and they get dumped. We would very much like to think that our products will last many generations, but they do need some care and maintenance; this page will link into a host of information about timber, our products and how to care for them.

Outdoor Products:

Trugs, bird houses, dovecotes.

Indoor Products:

Trays, platters, boxes.


The Science of Wood

A series of Blog posts we have been working on dealing with some the weird and wonderful anomalies of wood.

Why Wood Warps: The reasons as to why perfectly good timber decides to warp and twist.

Wood Warping A