Established in 2016 by Alasdair Kilpatrick and his dog Milly, Little Acorn Furniture is all about sharing Alasdair’s passion and enthusiasm for working with our native trees and unlocking the value and potential of our woodlands.
Working with the materials available in our surrounding countryside to produce unique and beautiful things and simultaneously provide value and management incentives to improve our precious local woodlands.
Having graduated with an Honours Degree in Aerospace Engineering of all things Alasdair eventually found himself working in South London as an Elevator Engineer. This highly unsuitable lifestyle resulted in a three year VSO teaching placement in Ghana, where Alasdair found the inspiration he was looking for and returned to the UK to study for an MSc. in Environmental Forestry in Bangor, North Wales.
After a brief stint working for the University, and determined never to work indoors again, Alasdair secured a Woodland Rangers post with the National Trust and spent the next ten years caring for and working with coastal native woodland and parkland in Gwynedd and Anglesey. During this time he discovered that engineering, teaching and a passion for woods and wood work were the ideal ingredients for his own venture.
When the chance arose to move with his young family to South Devon, Little Acorn Furniture was born.
In addition to furniture making and greenwood courses, Alasdair operates Little Acorn Forestry providing a range of forestry and conservation services from management planning to tree felling, planting and invasive species control.
This often provides a sustainable source of local material for Little Acorn Furniture and the two elements provide an environmentally beneficial service quite literally from tree to table, or chair or whatever else it is you may require.