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Sand Buchanan

  • Woodworker
  • Beckenham, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Sand Buchanan Woodworker

Elegant furniture

  • • Sand creates bespoke furniture pieces
  • • He saves locally sourced timber, mainly damaged or diseased
  • • His sharp designs celebrate the imperfection of the material

Sand Buchanan is a woodworker who handcrafts bespoke furniture pieces and sculptures in his workshop in South East London. It was a negative episode in his past life which led Sand on the path to making beautiful pieces. A former geoscientist working for the energy industry, one day he decided to leave behind the toxic values of big corporations, which often destroy both the mental health of their employees and the environment, to start something much more meaningful for him. Step by step, learning by doing – but supported by a pure talent for making and a very clear vision about individual responsibility and sustainability – he opened his workshop and started to create pieces celebrating the beauty of imperfection.

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Eland Console

Elegant console designed with lightness in mind. A tapered floating top is separated from the base with brass detailing contrasting against the ebonised finish. A single floating drawer box sits centrally and features a carved drawer front to bring texture to an otherwise clean and minimal piece.

Length 110 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 78 cm

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In Spite of Ourselves

The egg shaped piece is turned from English Walnut using four laminations to represent the equator and tropics. Natural defects and knots portray the cracks in our environment. The industrial crane holding a copper bomb in position represents our reliance on idustry. It is made from timber and metal offcuts.

Length 51 cm
Width 25 cm
Height 32 cm

Photo: ©sandbuchana
Knolton Jewellery Box

This jewellery box is made of fumed oak. It has brass corner details and a bespoke textured brass pull. The top is made of ebonised oak and has a hand carved ripple texture, in contrast to the crisp lines of the box. The interior is lined in English cherry wood.

Length 30 cm
Width 23 cm
Height 13 cm

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Kinglsee Side Table

This side table is inspired by Art Deco furniture. This piece consists of four curved legs with brass details for reinforcement and a circular top that includes a small section of live edge timber to contrast with the clean craftsmanship of the base.

Height 57 cm
Diameter 55 cm

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Park Cabinet

This cabinet is made of fumed sweet chestnut. It has two hand dovetailed sycamore drawers and pulls forged from recycled steel. Inspired by Japanese design, the cabinet was designed to accommodate AV tech and charging points behind the lockable inset cabinet door and a small bar area hidden behind the sliding slatted screen.

Length 123.5 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 83 cm

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