bespoke pieces made from wood

Original, artistic objects from wood

Man of the Woods is Mike Kemp – a time-served arboriculturist based in Meifod, rural Mid Wales.

Mike makes bespoke pieces from wood, varying from household furniture, carved wooden sinks and benches to tables, secret cupboards, cabins and even outdoor showers. Each item can be described as truly unique.  We like to call this upcycled fire-wood.

Mike looks at wood with an artist’s eye.  You only have to look around his wood yard to see this.  Sculpted pieces, quirky objets d’art and a myriad projects on the go.

On this site you will find a selection of his work available to buy or to commission similar.

From our yard

Cruck frame camping pod

Sunnylea, Meifod is in a fabulous location, high on a hillside looking west across the Vyrnwy valley.  It is in vibrant, wildlife rich woodland and Mike and Rachel already make their gorgeous lodge... Read More

A wood artist’s yard

Here’s a selection of pictures I took on a wander around Mike’s yard.  The words bespoke, organic and works of art spring to mind. Read More

Carving a wooden sink

For starters, who would have thought you could make a sink out of wood?  Well, these are one of our most popular commissions.  Spend a night in our wooden “sleep-out” and you’ll get... Read More

Tree sculpting

Timelapse video of Mike and friends making a stunning wishbone sculpture before your eyes. Read More